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/jen.ə.sis/ noun. the origin or mode of formation of something.

St. Petersburg, Florida

PBS Series

Description

Scope: In 2004, Tampa PBS station WEDU launched a monthly magazine program that highlighted eclectic, artful, odd and interesting stories on Florida’s Cultural Coast. The station asked Jenesis Creative to help create an entertaining show that complimented host Jack Perkins’ poetic style.

 

Approach: Brilliant photography, fascinating interviews, thoughtful storytelling and host Jack Perkins’ poetic delivery all contributed to the success of this series.

 

Results:

Winner of 18 Emmy® Awards

Produced more than 200 episodes

Distributed nationally on PBS

Aired on Florida PBS Stations

 

Footnote: The Gulf Coast Community Foundation originally agreed to fund Journal’s first season (12 episodes). The TV series was so popular, that the foundation sponsored it for eight more years. Reruns still air on WEDU.

Familiar Faces

For the Love of the Game – Buck O'Neil **

Vitale Signs – Dick Vitale

A Stroke of Genius – Nick Bollettieri

Novel Adventures – Randy Wayne White

True Colors – Bobby Vinton

Colorful Characters

What Goes Up – Kite Man

Current Affair – Boris the Gondolier

Urban Cowboy – Hub Hubbell

Those Who Dare

King of the Wire – Nik Wallenda

Local Motion – Sean Morris *

Well-Rounded Life – Joe Bauer *

Nature

Walk of Life – Clyde Butcher

A World Apart – Lemurs

For the Birds – Owen Comora

Art

Still Life – Clyde Butcher *

Outside the Box *

Unstill Photographer *

Chairman of the Board

Figuratively Speaking

Music

String Theory – Ann Hobson Pilot

Recycled Riffs – Garbage Men Band *

Bass Jumping – Reed Tucker

Kids

Reality Show *

Tasteful Learning

A Different Pace

* Emmy® Award winner    ** Griot Drum Award winner

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