Eight/KAET Honored with Telly Awards
Eight/KAET-TV was honored by the 31st Annual Telly Awards in three categories: Documentary, Cultural and News/News Feature. The winning productions include:
Arizona Stories #303 - Silver Telly
A chronicle of the history of the Grand Canyon state.
Documentary category (John Booth, David Majure, Suzanne Guery, Melody Cavanary and Nancy Southgate)
Our Home, Our Stories: Short films by Dustinn Craig - Bronze Telly
White Mountain Apache filmmaker Dustinn Craig explores themes of home and family in three short films.
Cultural category (Dustinn Craig)
HORIZON: Ken Burns Interview - Bronze Telly
Acknowledged as one of the greatest documentarians of all time, Ken Burns joins HORIZON host Ted Simons to talk about filmmaking and his most recent production, The National Parks.
News /News Feature category (Ted Simons, Mike Sauceda)
The Silver Telly Council, the judging and oversight body, is comprised of top industry professionals who are past winners of a Silver Telly, the highest honor. The Telly Awards receive more than 13,000 entries annually from the finest ad agencies, production companies, TV stations, cable companies, interactive agencies and corporations in the world. It is a significant achievement to be selected for recognition.
Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture — utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1.3 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station’s annual budget. For more information, visit www.azpbs.org.