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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Bob Hite

Bill DeYoung

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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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