Show-Me Missouri Columnist Wins Emmy

Congratulations to Show-Me Missouri columnist John Robinson on capturing a Mid-America Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
John and his car have driven every mile of every road on the Missouri state highway map. He’s written two books about their adventures, and now a video highlighting their discoveries has won an Emmy.

“Mighty Confluence” captured the Mid-America Emmy award for Short Format Program, according to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Mid-America Chapter. The Mid America Emmys were announced September 27 in Kansas City.

The Emmy-winning episode, part of the
Finding Wild Missouri video series produced by the Missouri Department of Conservation, follows John and his car, Erifnus Caitnop, to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. The video series encourages Missourians to discover the state’s natural treasures.

Robinson wrote
A Road Trip Into America’s Hidden Heart in 2012, and Coastal Missouri in 2013.

Show-Me Missouri Editor Gary Figgins chatted with John after the release of his first book, A Road Trip Into America's Hidden Heart.
Click here to read the interview which first appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Show-Me Missouri.

Be sure to watch "
Mightly Confluence," the Emmy-winning video.

You can also follow John's adventures on his website at