National TV Show Comes to Winchester

What would you do if someone knocked on your door and asked you to share your life story with the rest of the world? That’s the concept behind the reality series The Story Trek.

The episode featuring resident from KY will air on Monday, January 26 at 6 p.m. MST/8 p.m. ET and will be seen by 60 million households across the country. 

Todd Hansen, the creator and host of The Story Trek says that’s the magic of the show–whatever does come out IS the show. Todd sits down with the first person who agrees to be on TV and finds out their story. That’s it! That’s the entire formula. Hansen, a former reporter for KSTU in Salt Lake City, Utah, says the show works because everybody has an interesting story to tell.

“Most people aren’t quite sure what to think when we knock on their door,” Hansen said. “Probably about three-quarters of them think we’re there to announce they’ve won a big prize. The Story Trek is perfectly aligned with the BYU-TV motto, ‘see the good.’ We meet people from all walks of life and we meet them right where they are. No matter where the story begins, it almost always comes around to something positive. We’ve never had to drag that out of anybody,” Hansen says.

Todd is available for interviews over the phone or Skype. Pictures are also available upon request.

The Story Trek can be seen on BYUtv on Dish Network channel 9403, DirecTV channel 374 and more than 600 various cable systems across the country or streamed at www.byutv.org.

Those featured in the episode are as follows. Pictures available by request:

Mark Kennedy, Winchester, KY

Greg McKinney, Jeffersonville, KY

Judy Jett, Elkatawa, KY (Jackson, KY area)

Additional interviews and footage provided by:

Nancy Turner, Tour Winchester

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