Press Release: Multiple UCSD-TV Programs Honored in National Award Competition (2/2005)

MULTIPLE UCSD-TV PROGRAMS HONORED IN NATIONAL AWARD COMPETITION

Awards recognize the breadth and depth of 'Television unlike anything else'

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 28, 2005--The University of California, San Diego Television (UCSD-TV) has been honored yet again in the 26th Annual Telly Awards. UCSD-TV earned four awards last week in the prestigious Telly Awards competition. The programs receiving the honor are "San Diego Opera Spotlight: The Pearl Fishers," produced by John Menier (Entertainment category); "Healthy Women, Healthy Families: Living Well During Pregnancy," produced by Erik vonNeumann (Health and Fitness category); "War Talk: A Student Marine Tells His Story," produced by Shannon Bradley (Talk Show/Interview category); and "In the Shadow of White Mountain," produced by Rich Wargo (Nature/Wildlife category).

These award-winning programs take viewers from the operatic stage, through the doctor's office, into the heart of a soldier, and to the peaks of the highest research station in North America. Such variety reflects UCSD-TV's broad range of programming and the rich intellectual and cultural diversity of the San Diego region. "For over a decade, UCSD-TV has aimed to capture the wide range of activities happening on the UCSD campus and throughout our community," said Lynn Burnstan, managing director of UCSD-TV. "We especially appreciate being recognized for excellence in so many different programming categories."

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. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 10,000 entries annually.

UCSD-TV is a non-profit, non-commercial broadcast station licensed to the Regents of the University of California. Launched in 1993, UCSD-TV provides viewers with locally produced, regionally focused programs that enrich the public's awareness of new ideas, key issues and local events. UCSD-TV airs on Cox Cable Ch.66; North County Cox Cable Ch.69; Time Warner Cable Ch.18; or UHF (no cable) Ch. 35. For additional program information, call 858-534-3535 or visit the website

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