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Journalist, Former Ballwin Resident Stone Phillips Shares Story Of Aging Parents

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Journalist Stone Phillips grew up in Ballwin, Missouri and graduated from Parkway West High School.

Phillips spent 15 years at NBC News as a co-host of Dateline NBC and served as a substitute host for NBC Nightly News, Today and Meet the Press.  He now does reports on his own time at the website, Stone Phillips Reports.

His new documentary, Moving With Grace, which he shot and directed himself makes its national debut on Nine PBS on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.  The film is about his family’s personal story of caring for their aging parents.

As they aged, Phillips’ parents, Vic and Grace Phillips, remained in Ballwin but moved to a nearby retirement community in 2007.  His parents, now in their nineties, were recently moved once again to North Carolina to be near their daughter who’s a physician there.

Host Don Marsh spoke with Stone Phillips about his family and the new documentary.

Related Information

Stone Phillips’ Documentary “Moving With Grace”
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Nine Network's Nine PBS

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Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years. From 1988-2014 she also taught an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. Mary was inducted into the St. Louis Media History Foundation Media Hall of Fame in April, 2017 and received the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award in 2012. Mary retired from St. Louis Public Radio in 2018, but still serves the station as a St. Louis Symphony Producer.
Don Marsh served as host of St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air" from 2005 to 2019, bringing discussions of significant topics to listeners' ears at noon Monday through Friday. Don has been an active journalist for 58 years in print, radio and television. He has won 12 Regional Emmy Awards for writing, reporting, and producing. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame in 2013, and named “Media Person of the Year” by the St. Louis Press Club in 2015. He has published three books: his most recent, “Coming of Age, Liver Spots and All: A Humorous Look at the Wonders of Getting Old,” “Flash Frames: Journey of a Journeyman Journalist” and “How to be Rude (Politely).” He holds an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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