The Missouri Press Association’s film about The Joplin Globe’s response to the 2011 tornado that devastated a large portion of Joplin will be shown seven times in May on PBS stations in Missouri.
May 22 will be the second anniversary of the storm that killed 161 people, destroyed a hospital, a high school, dozens of businesses and hundreds of homes in a swath that reached nearly a mile wide.
“Deadline in Disaster” documents The Globe’s efforts in the days and weeks after the storm to help the community mourn, gather itself and move forward.
The hour-long film is a finalist in the Mirror Awards journalism competition. Award winners will be announced at a luncheon June 5 in New York City. Established by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the awards honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit, according to the Mirror Awards website.
May broadcast dates and times on Missouri public television stations are:
Nine Network, KETC St. Louis: Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
KSMU Ozark Public Television Springfield/Joplin: Thursday, May 23, 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 26, 5 p.m.
KMOS-TV Warrensburg/Sedalia/Columbia: Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m., and Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m.
KCPT Kansas City: Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m.