- Southeast Mo. town hopes TV show boosts tourism Updated: Mar-03-14 12:43 pm
- Perry, Lee and Poitier feted at Essence event Updated: Feb-27-14 11:38 am
ST. LOUIS - A struggling southeast Missouri town that once served as a summer getaway for wealthy St. Louis residents hopes its role in a new network TV show comes with an economic boost.
BEVERLY HILLS, California - "This is historic!" a photographer yelled as he surveyed the image before him - Sidney Poitier in the center, Spike Lee to his right, Tyler Perry to his left and more than two dozen other black men in Hollywood, from Blair Underwood to Omar Epps, huddled tight around the legend, posing with a purpose.