March 24, 2005

The Office debuts on NBC with Missouri-tied actors among the cast. Jenna Fischer, who was born in Indiana but graduated from Nerinx Hall (Webster Groves) and Truman State University, played Pam Beesly, while Phyllis Smith, a graduate of Cleveland Hig (St. Louis), played Phyllis Vance. Ellie Kemper of John Burroughs (St. Louis) also worked on the show’s production team.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.