|Watch the video that propelled Branson into the national spotlight - a '60 Minute' production aired in 1991. Followed by a discussion on what has changed since then and what remains very much the same.---
Lecture on Marketing Branson: Discuss the past, current, and future of marketing for the Branson area. Take a close look with the Vice President of the local Chamber of Commerce on the successes and failures over the last few decades. The issue of 9/11 and the current recession with its effects on the tourist industry and how the entertainment complex has dealt with and is dealing with it.
Lecture on the Selling of Branson:
Close examination of the image of Branson and the concept of 'Faith, Family, and Flag' in a small mid-west sleepy town. How does this concept play into selling the 'Branson experience' to a general public? What are the positives and negatives of such a public relation push?
Presenter: Sarah Klinefelter, Local Historian---