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OzarksWatch Video Magazine celebrates 200th episode

Friday, February 1, 2013

OzarksWatchHostsOzarks Public Television (OPT) will broadcast the 200th episode of the long-running local TV series “OzarksWatch Video Magazine.”

Free Flowing: The Buffalo, America’s First National River will be broadcast on OPT at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and will repeat at 9 p.m. Feb. 14. “OzarksWatch Video Magazine” is a locally- produced program of Missouri State University and OPT. The series was created in 1999 as an effort to document, present and preserve the Ozarks’ evolving history and traditions and serves as a demonstrated commitment to local productions and topics.

Throughout the past 14 seasons the series, with hosts Jim Baker and Dale Moore, has highlighted a wide variety of individuals, sites and demonstrations of Ozarks skills. In addition, historians and scholars have provided insight and understanding of the Ozarks region.

“The Ozarks provides an unlimited amount of remarkable program ideas,” said OPT Programming and Production Manager Tom Carter. “The joy of this series is the people we meet, sites we visit, and things that we learn and can share with our viewers.”

The special milestone episode features series host Jim Baker and guest Todd Parnell as they float along part of the Buffalo River, commenting on its significance and experiencing a remarkable journey and memorable scenery. The program is recorded and presented in high definition.

“We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to the success of ‘Ozarks Watch,’” said OPT General Manager Tammy Wiley. “Our guests have welcomed us with open arms and enriched our lives by sharing their unique experiences about life in the Ozarks. The program continues to be a viewer favorite and we look forward to many more great years ahead.”

“OzarksWatch Video Magazine” is made possible through the support of individual viewers, funding from underwriting partners and the support of Missouri State University.

Media Contact

  • Tom Carter
  • (417) 836-4621


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