Best Locally Produced National TV Program - 2000
Breaking Bread with Father Dominic
So you switch on the TV and there's some guy in a monk's habit and Converse high-tops pontificating about bagels. What's not to like? With some three-quarters of the nationwide PBS network now carrying the recipes and gentle musings of baker/friar Father Dominic, local affiliate KETC (Channel 9), where the show is produced, has a slowly rising hit on its hands. Sure, Father Dom is a natural onscreen, but producers Mark Buckley and Patrick Murphy and a very professional team at Channel 9 have made sure that the in-studio counters all sparkle and the remote features (including several bread-related locations in and around St. Louis) are crisp and interesting.