KETC in St. Louis has launched Facing the Mortgage Crisis, created in partnership with CPB. The multimedia project–which includes a partnership with the online newspaper The Saint Louis Beacon–aims to make KETC a central hub for information about how and where struggling homeowners can get help. A Google map on the project website maps partner service organizations across the metro area. The site’s other resources include information about the United Way’s help line and KETC-produced video stories about specific neighborhoods. The project, which was initiated in mid-May by CPB, is intended to create a template for other stations to use in their communities. The template will be available to the public broadcasting system in September, and CPB will issue an RFP for stations to implement the idea. Look for a story on the project in the July 14 issue of Current.