The University of Central Missouri, in Warrensburg, public television station, KMOS-TV, has partnered with Missouri Life magazine to produce a six-part television series featuring areas around Missouri, that will soon air on all public television stations across the state.

According to a press release from UCM, Missouri Life first aired on KMOS in the autumn of 2016. The series is hosted by Meredith Hoenes. KCPT in Kansas City began airing the series in March 2017 at 8:30 Sunday mornings, and it will begin to air in May, on Nine Network in St. Louis and Ozarks Public Television in Springfield.


Hoenes guides viewers through a different Missouri community with an eye on some of the local faces and places, histories and singularities. Two area cities will be featured, including Marshall and Booneville.

The release states that each program includes an overview of the local history, a profile of a remarkable Missourian, a feature on a resident artist or entertainer, a visit to a business with Missouri roots, and several featurettes on local places that reflect Missouri’s strong and unique character.

“We reached out to KMOS about doing a TV show and were thrilled to find out that they were already thinking along the same lines,” says Danita Allen Wood, Missouri Life Editor-in-Chief. “We are so excited to see our magazine come to life with the high quality sound and video that KMOS has produced. We love the synergy that a magazine along with a television show can have.”

Program notes for each program in the series include:

Marshall: Viewers can hear the Marshall Municipal Band, visit the Saline County Courthouse, the Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum, go back in time with Jim the Wonder Dog, and learn about birds with the Missouri River Bird Observatory.

Boonville: Learn about early automaker Henry Mitchell from his thrice-great grandson Lewis Miller. The Old Cooper County Jail had been the longest continually operated county jail in the state of Missouri, and Warm Springs Ranch has a history where the Budweiser Clydesdales can be traced back to 1933.

Other cities featured on the program, include, Excelsior Springs, Steelville, and Silver Dollar City.