PBS Wins Again!

The Telly Awards celebrate excellence in video and television across all screens. In a world where how we watch what we watch is constantly evolving and blurring lines as quickly as technology develops, that succinct explanation is very cool. However, the coolest thing about this year’s Telly Awards is that PBS won 22 of them!

The winners of the 39th Annual Telly Awards were announced on May 22nd. Here’s a list of the PBS-related programs and media that were honored…

GOLD TELLY

PBS, THE VIETNAM WAR: A FILM BY KEN BURNS & LYNN NOVICK

General Documentary: Individual

 

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WGBH Education Foundation, LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA: HOMEGROWN HEROES

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

UNC-TV will occasionally host events, screenings, meetings and the like within our RTP facilities. Often, these guests are greeted with a sign that reflects their organization. Here’s one I recently spotted in our lobby welcoming the North Carolina EastEnders Fan Club.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

There are so many technical aspects regarding television production that even someone like myself, a lifelong broadcasting veteran, has a hard time keeping track of the many devices and transmitters used to make the programming we air arrive in your homes and on your devices. For years, I’ve seen a small (small being relative) tower next to our building in the Research Triangle Park yet I’ve never been completely certain what it was. I snapped a picture and showed it to a member of our engineering staff. The reply I got: back-up microwave tower. It was erected in 1996 after Hurricane Fran demonstrated some gaping holes in our backup system. It’s a pretty impressive sight, as are most broadcast towers in my opinion. (BTW that’s our primary tower in the background.)

Backup microwave tower

It’s An Honor To Be Nominated!

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards last week and I’m pleased to report that PBS received 23 nominations. The PBS Kids program ODD SQUAD received eight nominations alone.

Here’s a list of all the PBS nominated shows:

A Chef’s Life

-Outstanding Culinary Program

-Outstanding Culinary Host | Vivian Howard, Host

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

In February, UNC-TV got a new address. We didn’t move – we just got a new address. Essentially, our scenic driveway here in the Research Triangle Park officially became “UNC-TV Drive” and, thus, our mailing address changed. It’s nice to have our very own street, so I took a pic of the new sign…

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UNC-TV – same place, new address.