Generally Speaking...

A few weeks ago we debuted Marian Days-A Spiritual and Cultural Homecoming – an in-depth documentary produced by OPT that explores the origin of the Vietnamese diaspora in Carthage, MO and the development of Marian Days, an annual cultural and religious celebration that has grown to include 100,000 participants from across the globe.

This month, we are pleased to present Springfield, What Are The Odds – which takes a step back to look at some of the unique and eclectic accomplishments originating from a relatively small and seemingly unlikely location.

Telling local stories is a central mission of Ozarks Public Television. From the people who make this region unique, to the places we collectively cherish and seek to preserve, to the stories of local history that get more precious as the years go by…we take seriously our role in documenting and presenting these local treasures so they can be shared for generations.

I invite you to visit our online archive of locally produced programs, to see for yourself the depth and breadth of our local production efforts. The subjects range from local traditions like MSU’s Tent Theatre, to historical icons like Route 66. With more than 20 titles, the collection has something for every interest. And, perhaps more importantly, the collection contains so many surprises that delight and inspire…the untold stories that most of us would have never come across on our own.

And, of course, all these stories are made possible by your support. Thank you for partnering with OPT to preserve our shared history.


Tammy Wiley
General Manager