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New documentary series highlights St. Louis Children's Hospital

6:48 PM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - St. Louisans will soon have one more show to add to their list of must watch television.

St. Louis Children's Hospital, in partnership with Coolfire Media, has created a new documentary-style series that highlights the journeys of several patients at Children's Hospital.

The entire series was shot and produced locally by Coolfire Originals and will debut Saturday, March 16 on KSDK.

The production crew captured the stories of nearly two dozen patients, revealing what really happens when a child must spend an extended amount of time at the hospital.

"Unless you have a sick child and experience it firsthand, it can be difficult to comprehend the situations or extent of what occurs here every day," says Steve Kutheis, director of marketing at St. Louis Children's Hospital. "We wanted something that gave a true-to-life, in-depth and very personal view of our staff and Washington University physicians, and how they help patients and families. But it was important that it be an authentic portrayal of life at the hospital. We didn't want anything scripted."

The crews were able document the highs and lows of doctors, staff, families, and most of all, patients.

"This compelling series captures the fight for life and the dedication of doctors and staff at Children's. I can't think of more compelling programming," said Lynn Beall, President and General Manager of KSDK.

Joe Buck contributed to the project as an executive producer and will narrate the series.


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