Joan Steffend's webpage. Here is part of her history:
In television news, I started out acting like a news anchor and reporter, but then learned on the job at the NBC affiliate in Duluth, Minnesota. By the time I left for an anchor job at KARE-TV (NBC) in the Twin Cities two years later, I had figured out my favorite part of the job -- telling people's stories and having the license to ask people almost anything. At KARE, I started looking for people and stories to uplift the viewers, and in the process won quite a few awards, including a national Emmy (the only one that made it into the living room) and the Grand Award from the New York International Film Festival. My favorite achievement, though, was getting 40 thirty second spots on the air at KARE called "Something to Think About." (check a few of them out on the right side of this page) They were meant to encourage and inspire myself and my two beautiful daughters, and I think they did.
Please take a moment and click on this: Something to Think About. You'll need Quicktime to view this brief clip of six of Joan's inspirational spots.