A special one-hour block of programming on Wednesday, May 22 on KGCS-TV will provide viewers a look at moments in Joplin’s history. Two programs will air, starting at 9np.m.
The first, the 1973 Joplin Centennial Film features a production made on the 100th anniversary of the city’s founding. It features scenes from 1973, when Joplin had various celebration events, including the dedication of North Park Mall and actor Dennis Weaver arriving in Joplin.
The second program, “If These Walls Could Talk,” looks at the history of the Newman Building in downtown Joplin. It features scenes from the past, and interviews telling the story of the building.
KGCS programming may be seen over the air on digital channel 22 and on regional cable television systems including Cable One, Mediacom, and Suddenlink. The station operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.