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St. Petersburg, Florida

PBS Series


Scope: In 2004, Tampa PBS station WEDU launched a monthly magazine program called A Gulf Coast Journal that highlighted eclectic, artful and interesting stories on Florida’s Cultural Coast. The station asked Jenesis Creative to help produce 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.



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


Queen of the Keys – Lillette Jenkins-Wisner

Words Never Fail Him – Rich Brooks

Crossed Paths – Tom Cross

Field of Dreams – Therapeutic Riding


Ground Breakers – People at Play

Free Spirits – Siesta Key Rum

Fun On Board – Tim Walsh

Hot Wheels – Sarasota Derby Girls

Defensive Play – Capoeira

Awakenings – Youth Rowing

Those Who Dare

King of the Wire – Nik Wallenda

Local Motion – Sean Morris *

Well-Rounded Life – Joe Bauer *


Walk of Life – Clyde Butcher

A World Apart – Lemurs

For the Birds – Owen Comora


Still Life – Clyde Butcher *

Outside the Box *

Unstill Photographer *

Chairman of the Board

Figuratively Speaking


String Theory – Ann Hobson Pilot

Recycled Riffs – Garbage Men Band *

Bass Jumping – Reed Tucker


Reality Show *

Tasteful Learning

A Different Pace

* Emmy® Award winner    ** Griot Drum Award winner

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