WPBS-DT SELECTED  A WINNER IN THE 36th ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS

Watertown, NY, February 17, 2016 – The Telly Awards has named WPBS-DT as a Bronze winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Public Eye:  Special Edition with Jeff Cole – Honor Flight”.   With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

In early October, WPBS-DT producer, Roque Murray and WWNY-TV Morning and Noon News Anchor and host of Public Eye, Jeff Cole, had the privilege of traveling on the Sixth Mission Honor Flight out of Syracuse, NY.  On board were 80 veterans, three from northern New York, and WWII Veteran Amos Cambron, who is the focus of this special edition of Public Eye.

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport our nation’s heroes (free of charge) to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.  Honor Flight Syracuse is one of more than 140 Regional Hubs in the National Honor Flight Network.

This program can be viewed online at watch.wpbstv.org.

About the Telly Awards
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 35th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards.  In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.  Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor.  Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.  “WPBS-TV’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

To find out more about the Telly Awards visit their website at www.tellyawards.com.

About WPBS-DT
WPBS-DT is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-DT’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.  More information about WPBS-DT is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.  Download our mobile app at Google Play or the iTunes App Store.

 

 

 

 

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