NETA recognizes best of public TV with annual awards

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — First-time NETA Award winner KRSC/RSU-Television in Claremore, Okla., was also a double winner for its Will Rogers & American Politics, claiming both the biography and history honors in the content production category. The National Educational Telecommunications Association also pays tribute to the best of promotion, community engagement and instructional media with the annual awards, presented today (Oct. 20) at its national conference here.

Another double winner was Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, N.Y., also in content production, for Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert (performance) and The Boobie Sisters (news and public affairs).

The NETA Education Center presented its Enterprise and Innovation Award to WKYU in Bowling Green, Ky., for the project that converted its traditional incandescent production studio lighting to a smaller, more configurable and more cost-efficient LED system.
In all, 28 crystal plaques were presented to recipients who traveled from as far away as Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting.