The show, “Stay Tuned,” has a town hall format and discusses a single issue each week with a host, guests, a studio audience and additional video segments. However, the show differs from traditional town hall formats by incorporating social media into the broadcast. Viewers participate using Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #StayTunedSTL. Guests are brought in via Google+ Hangouts.
Read more about Webster students’ role in the project here, including thoughts from the show’s executive producer Amy Shaw, and from School of Communications associate professor Kristen DiFate and dean Eric Rothenbuhler. Associate professor Aaron AuBuchon‘s video production students are also contributing.
Catch the program every Thursday evening at 9 p.m. CT on PBS, or on its website at http://staytuned.ninenet.org.