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WTIU-TV Productions Win National Awards

Spirit of Brown County and The Weekly Special received a bronze award in the 35th Annual Telly Awards.

(Bloomington, IND.) – Two WTIU-TV productions were recently awarded a bronze award in the 35th Annual Telly Awards. The Weekly Special: Thanksgiving Tidings episode, produced by Sarah Curtiss, and directed by Jay Kincaid, received the bronze award in the TV Program – Cultural category. Spirit of Brown County, produced by Jim Krause, was awarded a bronze award in the TV Programs – Documentary category.

“A national Telly recognizes the very best video productions for their craftsmanship.” Writes Perry Metz, General Manager of IU Radio Television Services. “Jim Krause’s look at Brown County was elegant and artistic and Sarah Curtiss’s and Jay Kincaid’s Thanksgiving episode of The Weekly Special was representative of the warm Indiana stories and talents it showcases every week.”

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos 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.

The Weekly Special, is an award-winning cultural affairs TV and web series that explores the people, places, and events that make Indiana a unique place to live and work. The Thanksgiving Tidings episode exemplifies The Weekly Special’s dedication to bringing stories and artists one likely will not find anywhere else. Audiences have the opportunity to meet a local puppeteer and creature designer changing imaginations across the world, explore a medieval fiber arts tradition at Indiana’s first Scottish Waulkin, and visit a turkey farm dedicated to sustainable stewardship. In addition, hosts Darryl Neher and Erica Sagon welcome Annie Corrigan, producer of Earth Eats, as well as musical guest ‘Charlie Patton’s War’, inside the studio!

The full program can be streamed online.

Spirit of Brown County explores the art, history, and culture that developed out of the rugged and beautiful landscape of Brown County, Indiana. Brown County is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful vistas and colorful autumn foliage; it served as inspiration to painter T.C. Steele; it features the world’s oldest, continually running bluegrass festival; the county houses Indiana’s largest and most visited state park; and Brown County remains the home to many artists, musicians and scholars.

The full program can be streamed online.


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