- KTWU Productions
Sunflower Journeys has an exciting new format that launches for the 32nd season on KTWU this fall. We have a new studio host, Chris Hernandez, who will introduce our stories from the road. Chris has worked for several television stations and has served as host, moderator or emcee for more than 400 charity events, panel discussions, banquets, award ceremonies and town hall meetings. Chris loves to engage with people and bring out their best on camera. He currently is the communications director for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, but has graciously brought his talents into the KTWU studios to add this new dimension to our series.
Each new show will feature an in-studio segment where guests will visit with Chris on our Sunflower Journeys set. The road segments will continue in the formats you are familiar with, while the studio segments will feature guests who are knowledgeable on many topics such as travel, history, recreation, tourism, entrepreneurship, nature photography, and cultural activities that are a launching point to learning about and experiencing Kansas in new and different ways. This season, our set is decorated with images taken by our series producer, Scott Williams, at Old Shawnee Town 1929’s Farmhouse. The building is a museum exhibit that features a house that was originally built in 1878, which helps us set the tone of some of the rural experiences we encounter in the Sunflower Journeys program.
You won’t want to miss the 2019 Season Premiere of Sunflower Journeys, coming this fall!
There are various ways you can see our show. Sunflower Journeys airs four times a week on KTWU. Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 2:30pm, Saturday at 5:30PM and the following Wednesday on KTWU’s Enhance channel at 7:30pm. There are links below to see the latest shows online.
Sunflower Journeys also airs on KCPT in Kansas City, KPTS in Wichita, and Smoky Hills Public Television in the western part of the state. Our broadcast schedule may differ greatly from the other stations in Kansas, and on KCPT in Kansas City, so please check local listings for airtimes on those stations.
“Chris Hernandez, the host of Sunflower Journeys.”
Download our .pdf index of all Sunflower Journeys productions. We have two links. One for the complete series and one that just includes updated pages from this last season to add to pages you may already have printed.
The 2019 Update Packet includes a new table of contents, and a revised index and listings for the latest programs.
Each year we produce a new series of programs which are broadcast on a weekly basis, with each new season premiering in the fall. Our show travels the state to tell stories of the people, places and happenings that are important to Kansans. We strive to incorporate historic elements to our segments when the story calls for it, and research historic images, documents and moving images from, county, state, and often national collections.
These programs often feature the insights of knowledgeable individuals who provide the expertise and experiences upon which the resulting stories are based. Although the three segments of each program are designed to complement each other, they may also be viewed separately, which may be desirable for classroom settings.PBS has been voted as, “The most trusted organization in America” for 10 consecutive years (Source: Caravan Orc Int., 2013). Can you imagine a better messenger for your sales message? To advertise here, email Eugene Williams or call 785-670-1111.
We greatly appreciate any and all comments, questions or suggestions you have regarding Sunflower Journeys.
Please direct questions to Scott Williams, Series Producer and Journeys website manager
Jim Kelly Contributing Producer
Lloyd Slapar Production Assistant, provides technical support to the show
Jay Hurst Contributing Producer
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