Arkansas is rich with
history and blessed with a stunningly beautiful environment, Adornetto said. Against
this backdrop, AETN produces original programming that tells the locally grown
story found in every corner of our state.
the enormous process that takes place from initial story development to final
broadcast would include the talent and efforts of producers, directors, camera
operators, audio technicians, editors, graphic artists and promotions
specialists, as well as the AETN Foundation, agency partners and independent
producers and hosts. To produce such amazing programming that is relevant and
essential to Arkansans and be recognized in the following categories for these
achievements is stunning and makes our work compliment our mission.
recognized and the awards that they have received are:
Water, a Bronze Telly in the TV Informational category and the Sierra Club
award for Conservation and Environment Reporting. The AETN original documentary
traveled the state to see how agriculture, industry, pollution and population
growth have taken a toll on Arkansass
water resources. Funding for the production was provided, in part, by the
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. It was produced by Mark Wilcken.
Presents: Front Row with the Salty Dogs, a Bronze Telly in the TV Live
Events category. The Salty Dogss music has been featured on the TLC hit show,
Trading Spaces. AETN Presents features a variety of arts and cultural
subjects. Funding for the production was provided, in part, by the Arkansas
Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the
National Endowment for the Arts. It was produced by Casey Sanders and directed
by Michelle Worden.
Dreams, a Bronze Telly in the TV Documentary category,Aurora Award in the Documentary-Culture category and a National
Educational Telecommunications Association award in the Program Production
category. Delta Dreams chronicles Phillips
County in Eastern
Arkansas, which was once one of the most vibrant areas of the
state, but has seen a drastic decline in recent years with communities
transforming from a thriving middle class to impoverished and abandoned. AETNs
two-year study of the regions decline and plan for recovery was funded by the
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. It was produced by Tanisha Joe-Conway of AETN
and Richard Wormser of Videoline.
Women of Distinction: Judge Arnold, a Bronze Telly in the TV Information
category. This film was produced by Mark Wilcken and explores the life and
career of Judge Morris Arnold. Arnold
has taught at several universities including Harvard and UALR and was appointed
U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas in 1985. Arnold is also the states resident expert on Colonial
Arkansas and has traveled to France
and Spain to piece together
17th century Arkansas
history. Men and Women of Distinction features interviews with prominent
Arkansans known for their citizenship, character and accomplishments.
National Forest and Buffalo River,
a Bronze Telly in the TV Travel/Tourism category and the Sierra Club award for
Conservation and Environmental Reporting. This series showcases what Arkansas is all about and focuses on the extreme
adventures available in the Natural
State. In each episode,
producer and host Chuck Dovish introduces viewers to high adventure and outdoor
recreation, featuring some of the most breathtaking and spectacular sights in Arkansas.
Founded in 1979,
the Telly Awards recognize outstanding local, regional and cable television
programs and commercials, as well as the finest video and film productions. The
Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, with more
than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.
evaluate entries to recognize distinction in creative work. Entries do not
compete against each other; rather, entries are judged against a high standard
of merit. This year marks the first time AETN has won five awards at once in
the same competition.
The Sierra Club
was founded in 1892 with the purpose of promoting exploration, enjoyment and
conservation of the earths ecosystems and resources. It is the oldest, largest
and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the U.S.
The Aurora Awards
is an international competition developed to recognize non-national productions
that focus on regional or special interest entertainment.
Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association that
serves public television stations and educational institutions in all 50
Educational Television Network (www.aetn.org)
provides lifelong learning opportunities, improves and enhances Arkansans
lives and celebrates the unique culture of Arkansas through its programming and
services. AETNs digital and analog transmitters and numerous cable system
connections give it statewide reach.