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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Bob Hite

Bill DeYoung



Monday on The Catalyst Sessions, veteran TV newsman Bob Hite shared stories from the three decades he spent anchoring the evening news in Tampa Bay, for the NBC affiliate WFLA-Channel 8. Hite retired in 2007.

In New York, Hite’s father was an announcer for radio and television for many years, including a lengthy tenure with CBS. As a teenager, Master Hite became interested in movie-making, using a 16mm camera his father gave him.

That passion continued throughout a lifetime of adventure-seeking and news-gathering; Hite spent his entire career as a broadcast professional shooting, editing and narrating his own stories.

Now a resident of Cape Coral, Hite continues to create his own exceptional mini-documentaries, via his company Kinship Productions.

Here’s a cross-section of the films Hite discussed during The Catalyst Sessions:

Just a Statistic? (1981)

HMS Bounty Passage to Panama (1982)

Aquarius, the Inner Space Station (1989)

Old Skyway Removal Investigation (1991)

Glades CERP (2000)

Gasparilla 2002 Open (2002)

War Stories: Hitting an I.E.D. (2006)

Announcing His Departure (2007)


Today (Tuesday, May 19) on The Catalyst Sessions: John Collins, executive director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

Streaming live weekdays at 7 p.m. on the Catalyst Facebook page.











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