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05/18/2021 | Episode 47 | 40:20

Welcome to Florida with Craig Pittman: Florida in the Movies

Welcome to Florida with Craig Pittman: Florida in the Movies

This week's episode begins with Craig's latest Washington Post article, where he writes about Miami making history in hiring the nation's first Chief Heat Officer. Our guests are Susan Fernandez and Bob Ingalls, authors of "Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies." We'll trace Florida's history in film from the silent area when Jacksonville was Hollywood, all the way through 2016's "Moonlight" which won the Academy Award for best picture.

“The Florida Project,” 2017. Photo: A24.

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About the host

Craig Pittman is the award-winning author of Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, The Scent of Scandal, Cat Tale, Manatee Insanity and The State You’re In, and co-author of Paving Paradise. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him “the most destructive force on campus.” Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature. 

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