(Bloomington, IND.) – The Friday Zone, WTIU’s local program for children ages 6-10, received a regional Emmy in the Children/Youth Program/Special category for the episode Unique Sports.
The award was presented at the 43rd Annual Lower Great Lakes Regional Emmy Awards, which took place at a banquet in Indianapolis on June 2. The Great Lakes Chapter includes TV stations in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
In Unique Sports we meet the ladies of Roller Derby, a group of nationally ranked cheerleaders, and a group of speed stackers. The show also traveled to the Muhammad Ali museum to see how one of the greatest boxers of our time used speed and agility to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
“It’s an honor to be involved in a program like The Friday Zone. The show presents television that engages and informs viewers right here in Indiana. Knowing that others appreciate The Friday Zone is humbling,” said Eric Bolstridge, Producer of Children’s Programing at WTIU.
The Emmy Award is a coveted television production award, and it considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).