Meet the extraordinary people that impact West Central Florida

Each half-hour program highlights personalities and topics with both broad and local appeal. Past episodes have explored issues such as healthcare, animal rights, adoption and mental illness, as well as spotlighting local arts and culture efforts. Guests have included bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, astronaut Andrew Allen and glass-blowing artist Dale Chihuly.

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Up Close With Cathy Unruh | PBS Video

UP CLOSE WITH CATHY UNRUH highlights personalities and topics with both broad and local appeal. The program explores issues such as healthcare, animal rights, adoption and mental illness, as well as spotlights local arts and culture efforts. Guests have included bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, astronaut Andrew Allen and glass-blowing artist Dale Chihuly.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | August 2014 Preview

Jake Perkins, known as "No Brake Jake," talks about his new Safe Racer Project.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | July 2014 Preview

Find out why The Lakelander magazine in Lakeland, FL continues to be successful.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | June 2014: Lawn Bowling

Meet members of the Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club and learn more about this ancient sport.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | June 2014 Preview

Meet members of the Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club and learn more about this ancient sport.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | May 2014: Frixtionz

A new dance studio in Dade City aims to change the way women look at themselves.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | April 2014: Taylor Urruela

Meet the 2014 Taylor Urruela, a Tampa Veteran featured on COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | March 2014: WEDU Be More Awards Special

Meet the 2014 WEDU Be More Awards Nonprofit of the Year, Feeding America Tampa Bay!

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | February 2014: Graphicstudio, Uncommon Practice at USF

Two Tampa Bay arts venues are teaming up to bring a new exhibition to visitors.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | February 2014 Preview

Two Tampa Bay arts venues are teaming up to bring a new exhibition to visitors.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | January 2014: Florida Hospital Tampa

Meet a patient saved by a surprising procedure at Florida Hospital Tampa.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | January 2014 Preview

Meet a patient saved by a surprising procedure at Florida Hospital Tampa.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | December 2013 Preview

Meet the director and producer of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | December 2013: Peaceable Kingdom

Meet the director and producer of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | November 2013: JFK’s visit to Tampa

Reexamine JFK's visit to Tampa on November 18, 1963, four days before his assassination.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | November 2013 Preview

Reexamine JFK's visit to Tampa on November 18, 1963, four days before his assassination.

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