- Plans in the works to save Esquire Theater on Broadway in Cape (2/21/18)2
- State of emergency declared in Missouri (2/24/18)1
- Bell City arrest, Scott City incident highlight high-alert status following Fla. school shooting (2/20/18)4
- Man transitioning to woman killed herself in Cape City Jail in June; news comes from architect's pitch in Kansas (2/15/18)2
- As February winds down, Chaffee looking forward to reopening of ice cream shop (2/21/18)1
- Pence gets it right in response to attack on Christian faith (2/17/18)12
- Cape Girardeau businessman proposes redevelopment project; seeks taxing district to fund improvements (2/17/18)16
- Scott City puts school on lockdown; officials say alleged threat 'not credible' (2/21/18)2
- Local foodies share most romantic places (2/22/18)
- Missouri governor indicted on invasion of privacy charge (2/23/18)6
Taylor left legacy of quality
To the editor:
In the movie "Waiting for Guffman" a group of residents of the fictional town of Blair, Mo., assemble a community theater troupe and put on a show in the hopes that a mysterious backer (Guffman) will see it and take them and the show to Broadway. Guffman never appears, but each resident comes away oddly enriched by the experience.
I recommended this movie to Herb Taylor. He loved it, partly because he was a man of the theater, but (I suspect) also because he took a group of near-outcasts at Southeast Missouri State University and nurtured them and KRCU into a functioning, professional unit that produced work that stands today and attracted other students into the broadcasting program and fields like me.
Besides the hard-core mass communications students who came away infinitely better for knowing him, even the most casual student who only took the Introduction to Broadcasting course could not help but come away enriched by his amazing intellect, warmth, charm, wit, spirituality and humanism.
Thanks and farewell, Herb.