May 3, 2012
The story of how The Joplin Globe’s staff carried out the dauntless mission of covering the tornado that ripped through their town has been told in a documentary film that will be premiered on Thursday, May 3. “Deadline in Disaster,” produced by the Missouri Press Foundation, will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Missouri Theatre (9th and Locust streets) in downtown Columbia.
Preceding the showing of the 59-minute film will be a reception and silent auction in the theatre lobby to raise funds for a memorial in Joplin to the victims and survivors. Auction donors and sponsors are encouraged
to contact Missouri Press by April 2 at (573)449-4167 so their contributions can be acknowledged in the program.