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)
Glades CERP (2000)
Announcing His Departure (2007)
Today (Tuesday, May 19) on The Catalyst Sessions: John Collins, executive director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
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