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A Look Back At The Most Popular Videos Of 2014

Take a look back at Houston Public Media’s most watched videos of the year, ranging from history, people, politics, art and music.


  1. Moody Blues lead Justin Hayward shares with Ernie his craft of song writing – including the inspiration for his biggest hit “Nights in White Satin.”

  2. A heavy-duty truck barrels down a straightaway at 50-miles-an-hour and comes to a crashing halt as it slams into a steel barrier. Engineers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute are testing the pipe-shaped barrier for the U.S. State Department. Read more here.

  3. Accusations flew as Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst squared off against his challenger, state Senator Dan Patrick. The two Republicans met in a debate that was broadcast statewide by Houston Public Media. Patrick cruised to victory for lieutenant governor in the November election.

  4. On this episode of InnerVIEWS, Ernie Manouse sits down with music icon Tom Jones to discuss his life and career, including his hits “It’s Not Unusual,” “KISS,” & “Tower of Song.”

  5. Mostly known for his Gilded Age portraits in oil, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was also a prolific watercolorist, one of the best ever. Museum of Fine Arts Houston assistant curator Kaylin Weber talks about Sargent’s masterful depiction of light and shadow, and why Houston is an especially appropriate stop for this traveling exhibition.

  6. The Houston Ship Channel is celebrating its centennial as a deep water port in 2014, and a new documentary explores the rich history, as well as present-day operations of the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston, one of the busiest ports in the United States. Read more here.

  7. Renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein talks with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn and performs selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Two-Part Inventions, short contrapuntal piano pieces originally intended as musical exercises for Bach’s students. In this segment, Dinnerstein performs Bach’s Invention in D Major.

  8. Ernie sits down with chart topping 70’s singing icon Helen Reddy shares tales of her career and hits, including “I Am Woman.

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