The 30-minute Sam Houston State University student-produced television show that focuses on people, places and events in Huntsville and on campus premieres today for the fall semester with special guests Stacey Edmonson, dean of the College of Education, and Emily Schulze Binetti, marketing coordinator for the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication.
“City Spotlight” will air at 4 p.m. every Wednesday on Channel 7. Each show also will be rebroadcast on Mondays and Fridays at the same time.
“City Spotlight” was created by students in the SHSU Department of Mass Communication and is jointly produced and promoted by broadcast production students and student members of Priority One, the student public relations service on campus.
Peter Roussel, the Phillip G. Warner Endowed Chair of Journalism, is the show’s host.
“This show, and the production and promotion aspects involved, truly serves as a hands-on experience for the students,” Roussel said. “It is a meaningful way of preparing communication students for their future careers.”
In addition to interviews, each episode includes feature segments highlighting different aspects of life in Huntsville and on the SHSU campus that are produced by broadcast students, who also serve as the show’s production crew. Priority One students secure guests, prepare questions and promote the show.
Previous guests have included SHSU President Dana Hoyt, Bearkats football coach K.C. Keeler, Huntsville Mayor Mac Woodward and Wynne Home Arts Center cultural coordinator Linda Pease.