Gary Borders

Commentator Gary Borders visits the Franklin County Courthouse and finds the 102-year-old structure is being brought back to life by a true craftsman.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain reflect on his recent trip to San Antonio, Texas for a concert and gives the city two thumbs up.

When was the last time you were solicited to take a survey? Chances are very recently, according to commentator Gary Borders, who now and again takes the bait and fills one out.  Borders is a journalism instructor at Kilgore College. Chances are his students will one day fill out a survey about him.

Gary Borders

Walk into the study of commentator Gary Borders and you'll see framed sports memorabilia showcasing an American cultural icon of the 1920s. Newspaper clippings of Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey remind Borders of his dad and Dempsey's ties to East Texas.

Airs Friday, November 29 at 9 p.m.  Texas Jazz & Blues Greats is hosted by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, a Texas native himself.  Moran was recently tapped to be the Creative Director at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts after the passing of Dr. Billy Taylor, and was the recipient of the 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.  A student of the blues, Jason’s virtuoso performances marries classical, blues, and jazz with the musical influences of his generation including funk, hip-hop, and rock.  The Texas Jazz & Blues Greats project was right in his sweet spot!