NHPTV takes Top Honors at Associated Press Broadcasters Awards

DURHAM, April 30, 2002 - New Hampshire Public Television earned more first place awards than any other television broadcaster in the state at the annual New Hampshire Associated Press Broadcasters Awards competition. NH Outlook, New Hampshire Public Television's nightly newsmagazine, received five top honors. NHPTV also won a first place slot for its UNH hockey play-by-play coverage. NH Outlook received awards for:Feature Videography: Steve Giordani, videographer; Richard Ager , producer. A feature on military honors for deceased veterans. Documentary Series (tied for first place): "A Journey Toward Healing" - Linda Howe, producer; Cindy Jones, videographer/editor. A three-part series about the challenges a physician and patient face in dealing with breast cancer. "Clearing the Air" - Susan Hajdu-Vaughn, producer; Steve Giordani, videographer/editor; Lisa Brown, contributing reporter. A five-part series on tobacco use and prevention. Public Affairs/Talk Show: A program about how junior high school students in North Conway were coping with the September 11 terrorist attacks by raising money for the Red Cross and meeting with senior citizens to learn about their experiences with Pearl Harbor. Feature: "Lucy" - Phil Vaughn, producer/editor; Steve Giordani, videographer. A story about Lucy, a golden retriever with spina bifida who uses a stroller for mobility. She and her owners visit hospitals to console and cheer up patients. Many animal lovers worldwide saw the program through the NH Outlook Webcast at www.nhptv.org, where all NH Outlook shows are available for online viewing. NHPTV's UNH Hockey Broadcasts won first place for:Sports Play-by-Play: Linda Howe, producer; Scott Jones, director; Dan Parkhurst, announcer; Bob Norton, color analyst. NH Outlook is dedicated to in-depth discussion and analysis of local issues and current events. Each night, NH Outlook examines the issues affecting people, communities and businesses in New Hampshire. The program airs on NHPTV weeknights at 10 p.m., and is repeated at 1 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. each weekday. For program Webcasts and additional information visit www.nhptv.org.Beyond its award-winning local and national television programs, NHPTV provides instructional services for 220,000 students from kindergarten through high school; offers Ready To Learn programs for children, preschool to age 12; and provides professional development programs and advanced technology training for parents, educators and child-care providers in New Hampshire and neighboring states. For more information about NHPTV programs that entertain, educate and enrich, visit www.nhptv.org.

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