OPB's HISTORY DETECTIVES WINS GOLD MEDAL
Posted May 4, 2010
NEW YORK, NY - May 4, 2010-The popular PBS series HISTORY DETECTIVES has won a Gold Medal at the 2010 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards. The Series won the Gold Medal in the History & Society category. The producers, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and Lion Television are honored to see HISTORY DETECTIVES ranked among the "World's Best Work."
"This is a terrific honor, and much deserved for our terrific production team," says Dave Davis, OPB's vice president for National Production.
"We are grateful for the award and to PBS who support a show that tells compelling stories about U.S. history to such a wide and popular audience," agreed Lion TV Executive Producer Chris Bryson.
The New York Festivals awarded the medal at a May 3rd ceremony in New York City. Representing 30 countries, NYF Television & Film Awards is one of the most widely respected competitions on the globe. Entries are judged by panels of international award-winning industry professionals recognized as leaders in their respective fields.
Each episode of HISTORY DETECTIVES begins with a viewer's tantalizing question about an object from the past. Viewers join the detectives' journeys as they track unexpected connections between long-ago events. HISTORY DETECTIVES highlights the adventure of history and the intrigue and challenge of ongoing discovery.
HISTORY DETECTIVES features five inquisitive fact finders: Wes Cowan, independent appraiser and auctioneer; Elyse Luray, an independent appraiser and expert in art history; Eduardo Pagán, professor of history at Arizona State University; Gwendolyn Wright, historian and professor of architecture, Columbia University; and Tukufu Zuberi, professor of sociology and the director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
HISTORY DETECTIVES launches its 8th season June 21, 2010, 9pm. It airs throughout the summer on Monday nights following ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.
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.