WPBS-DT, Watertown’s public broadcasting station, were honored Monday, June 22nd with an award from the New York State Broadcasters Association. WPBS-DT won the award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for the Public Eye Special Edition: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Tracy Duflo, Director of Production and Roque Murray, Producer/Director attended the Tony Malara Awards Dinner for Excellence in Broadcasting in New York City to receive the award.
This award was one of the many received by WPBS-TV this year. WPBS-DT won three Awards of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The Awards of Merit were won for locally produced Building North Country Innovation, Bringing Caribbean Sounds To The North Country, which was made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and The Great Cable Carry, sponsored in part by the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation.
WPBS-DT has also been awarded two Communicator Awards; the “Award of Excellence” for the local production The Great Cable Carry, and the “Award of Distinction” for the local production Building North Country Innovation. In addition, WPBS-DT was the Bronze winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards and the winner of the Bronze Summit International Award in the category of history/biography for their piece entitled The Great Cable Carry. WPBS-DT is honored to have received these awards, and will continually strive for excellence in production and broadcasting.
Each documentary is available for viewing online at watch.wpbstv.org.
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