Friends and neighbors: OPRF's "The Tyler Milsap Show" comes to a close as Milsap graduates

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By David Pierini

Staff Photographer

There are two main ingredients in the creation of the Tyler Milsap Show:

One, show host Milsap loves to talk. Loves to talk.

Second, he admits to being nosey.

"He's a very attentive host," said Milsap's producer, Ana Goelzer. "He seems to get involved in his guests."

The Oak Park and River Forest High School senior taped his final show on May 22, ending a two-year run that covered a wide range of topics, from cooking segments to an interview with the parents of shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton.

When he was a sophomore, Milsap walked into the student-run studio and asked to do a talk show.

Over the course of more than 20 shows, viewers tuning into Comcast Channel 6 or AT&T Channel 99 could find Milsap comfortably chatting with OPRF students about violence, their love lives or, as in one recent episode, chronic illness. During a Christmas show, Milsap and his crew organized a toy and coat drive that benefited 60 needy children.

Only graduation kicks him out of his hosting seat. What Milsap started will continue with a new host and show next school year.

"I'm sad because I've done this for half my high school career," said Milsap, who will study broadcast journalism at Howard University. "But this is not necessarily the end."


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