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Hometown Hero - The Inspiring Story of One Man’s Journey of a Lifetime

Former NASA astronaut Capt. Winston Scott talks about growing up in segregated Miami, the people who help shaped his life and the key pivotal moment that set him on a journey of a lifetime.

Thursday 9pm HOMETOWN HERO - A WLRN Original Production

Hometown Hero: The Captain Winston Scott Story

The inspiring story of one man’s journey of a lifetime. Miami native and former NASA Astronaut Captain Winston Scott traveled on three missions into space, but his road from adolescence to aeronautics was anything but simple. From a young child Winston was fascinated with flight and science, but growing up in segregated Coconut Grove, he had little to no access to science, technology, and engineering courses that would foster these interests. Winston then discovers he has a talent for music and begins to pursue it. This path turns out to be the key that opens the door to the future of his dreams, proving that through ingenuity and perseverance, anything is possible.

9:30 Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots - Documentary


A documentary film by Valerie Scoon, Professor and Filmmaker in Residence, FSU College of Motion Picture Arts. The film sheds light on the little-known history of plantations and the enslaved in Florida through a visually compelling story that explores the history of a people who contributed so much to what Leon County (FL) is today.


Mia Laurenzo is a 35-year veteran of public television in Miami. She began her career learning every aspect of video production. Currently she is a writer, producer, on-air host and promotions coordinator for TV, radio and the web.  Her experiences include producing for a series, special events and historical documentaries.  As a native Floridian, she is a perfect fit for South Florida's Storyteller Station, WLRN.  She has produced several award winning, nationally distributed documentaries and is the recipient of three Suncoast Regional Emmys.  
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