Kansas City's Favorite Presenter Michael Mackie Shares Origin Story Of His New Show

Another #TBT observation for Kansas City media denizens . . . 

Remember Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations??? 

It was kind of a fun distraction with a somewhat local connection . . . Middle-Class white people watched it in order to make themselves feel smarter than everybody else. 

Now . . . It has been updated with a new spin. 

Even better . . . One of our faves offers insight into how the show emerged:

"A little birdie told me that Kansas City’s local PBS affiliate was potentially on the hunt for some new programming, so I pitched a travel show I thought people would enjoy watching. The premise? Stand squarely in front of a big map of the Midwest, close my eyes, and chuck a dart. Wherever that sucker hit would ultimately be the destination. The show, however, was about getting there on an unabashed wing and prayer."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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