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 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 | February 2012: Maestro Anton Coppola

Meet award winning American composer, conductor, and musician Maestro Anton Coppola.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | January 2012: "Ancient Egypt: Art and Magic"

We discus the "Ancient Egypt: Art and Magic" exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | December 2011 Preview

A preview of the December, 2011 episode of Up Close with Cathy Unruh.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | November 2011: Pam Iorio

What does Mayor Iorio think are the pitfalls of our country's leaders in the 21st century?

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | October 2011: Female Veterans

We discuss a rapidly-growing issue: female U.S. veterans who fall through the cracks.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | September 2011: Fighting Hunger

In Florida, 3 million people, or 17% of the population are considered food insecure.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | September 2011 Preview

In Florida, 3 million people, or 17% of the population are considered food insecure.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | August 2011: Meet the Lydeckers

Meet Kent Lydecker, the new director of St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | August 2011 Preview

Get a private tour with Kent Lydecker, Director of St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | July 2011: Pastor Shirley

At TLC Family Church in Lakeland the music and message extend far beyond the church walls.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | July 2011 Preview

Here's an early look at this month's episode of "Up Close"

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | June 2011: Wonderland

From Broadway to Tampa Bay, that's the usual path of a play. Not for "Wonderland"...

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | June 2011 Preview

Up Close with Cathy Unruh features Judith Lizi from the Straz Center.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | May 2011: Peter Buffett

Up Close sits down with Peter Buffett, son of Warren Buffett.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | April 2011: Freedom Rides

May 4th is the 50th anniversary of the freedom rides to see the end of racial injustice.

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