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Hear The Future: STLPR's Annual Celebration

STLPR's Annual Celebration

Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, April 19, 2024 for our Annual Celebration. This year we will celebrate with fun entertainment, lively conversation, a delicious meal, and special guest Eric Deggans, TV critic and media analyst for NPR.

6 p.m. Cocktails
7 p.m. Dinner

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO 63102

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Special Guest Eric Deggans

TV critic and media analyst for NPR

Eric Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic, also serving as media analyst and guest host for the network.

Deggans came to NPR in 2013 from the Tampa Bay Times, where he served as TV/Media Critic and in other roles for nearly 20 years. A journalist for more than 30 years, he is also the author of "Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation," a look at how prejudice, racism and sexism fuels some elements of modern media, published in October 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Deggans also serves as an adjunct instructor at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy and Indiana University's Media School and he is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and chair of the Media Monitoring Committee for the National Association of Black Journalists.

All Things Considered host Juana Summers
Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience

Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience

For years Gene Dobbs Bradford has electrified audiences with his hard-driving harmonica playing and soulful blues vocals. The Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience, is a fusion of blues, rock and funk; guaranteed to satisfy the soul.

The Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience is sponsored by Gerritzen & Gerritzen.


Event Sponsors

Excel Bottling Co. Ruben Brown Twain Financial Partners Polsinelli Wacker Financial Group
John Brase and
Ed Giganti
Ken & Pat Schutte

Event Co-Chairs

  • John Brase & Ed Giganti
  • Kit Watson

Event Committee

  • Andrea & Dave Cannon
  • Maria & Michael Gerritzen
  • Keri & Matt McBride
  • Suzie Nall
  • Jenifer & Willem Schilpzand
  • Pat & Ken Schutte
  • John and Rebecca Sheehan
  • Diane Sher
  • Kristin Sobolik & Scott Peterson