OPB Wins Telly Awards
Posted June 24, 2010
Oregon Public Broadcasting has received three prestigious international Telly Awards for its local productions. OREGON EXPERIENCE was honored with Bronze Telly Awards for two programs: "Logger's Daughter" and "Opal Whiteley." OREGON ART BEAT received a Bronze Telly for its half-hour special, "The Art of Collecting Art."
Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions and web commercials. The 31st annual Telly Awards competition received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and many countries around the world. It is a fantastic achievement to be selected for recognition.
OREGON EXPERIENCE "The Logger's Daughter," produced by Eric Cain, follows an African-American woman who was born and raised in Eastern Oregon as she sets out to explore her family's past.
OREGON EXPERIENCE "Opal Whiteley," produced by Kami Horton, explores the life of one of the state's most mysterious and controversial figures. Opal Whiteley grew up barefoot and poor in Oregon's logging camps and gained international fame for her writings. The film investigates the question as to whether she was a princess or a fraud.
In OREGON ART BEAT's "The Art of Collecting Art," producer KC Cowan looks at why Portland (and Oregon) is such a great market for original art, why people collect and how to get started on a collection.
These and other OPB productions are available to watch online, anytime at watch.opb.org.
OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by 120,000 contributors.