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.