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Casey Nolen, host of Stay Tuned ST. LOUIS — An interactive, innovative television series about important community issues, created by a joint effort by the Nine Network (KETC-TV) of St. Louis and Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Fellow Kent Collins, premieres Nov. 8.

"Stay Tuned," hosted by Casey Nolen, engages the public in live, real-time discussions of issues impacting metropolitan St. Louis including children at risk, failing infrastructure, economic development and the arts. The first episode will focus on the impact of the elections. The one-hour program will be streamed every week at nineNet.org at 9 p.m.

In March, KETC contacted Collins about creating a new style of public affairs television journalism. Collins’ goal is to enhance a critical element of journalism with improved social media tools.

The broadcast will include in-depth conversations with experts and community members via Google+ Hangouts, Facebook and Twitter. Google+ Hangouts, a video chat program, allow Nolen to converse live with experts anywhere in the world.

An in-studio audience will also contribute to each broadcast. Viewers at home can join through the same media and contribute other aspects of the issue that may not have been illuminated. Viewers can also continue the conversation after the broadcast, via the Nine Network’s Facebook wall or on Twitter using the hashtag #StayTunedSTL.

Watch the first episode here.

For more information, click here.



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