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NEWSROOM | VEGAS PBS WINS THREE 2020 TELLY AWARDS
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Vegas PBS is the recipient of three 2020 Telly Awards. The station’s weekly public affairs program, Nevada Week, won two Tellys while producer and writer Heather Caputo received an award for the online food and beverage digital short, Vegas PBS Recipe Box: ShangHai Taste. The Telly Awards honor video and television across all screens from around the world.

The station won the following awards:

  • Online: Food and Beverage – Heather Caputo – Vegas PBS Recipe Box: ShangHai Taste
  • Television: Public Awareness/Interest – Nevada Week – Wild Horses and Public Lands: Nevada’s Living Legacy
  • Television: Public Awareness/Interest – Nevada Week – Gaming as an Export

Nevada Week’s award-winning episodes include coverage of the issues of wild horses in the state and Nevada’s leading role in exporting gaming and casino best practices. Nevada Week airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on channel 10.1. Past episodes — including the award winners — can be viewed online at vegaspbs.org/nevada-week. Vegas PBS Recipe Box: ShangHai Taste highlights the impact that the growing Asian-American community in Las Vegas is having on food and culture. It can be viewed online at vegaspbs.org/spotlight-series/flavors-far-east/

About the Telly Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council — an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry.

About Vegas PBS
Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 11 consecutive years, Vegas PBS has remained among the top three most-watched PBS stations in the country. The station offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! The station collaborates with community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides a robust variety of education services that extend the educational experience beyond the broadcast. Resources and services include Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn educational workshops for children and families, professional development for teachers, online learning courses and certifications for adults, multimedia educational support for educators, 25+ channels of educational and local news for in-classroom viewing, and a Special Needs Resource Library serving those with special needs throughout the state of Nevada.

Vegas PBS viewers can access their favorite shows across multiple platforms including broadcast, vegaspbs.org, the PBS Video App and the PBS KIDS Video App. For more information, visit vegaspbs.org or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Jennifer Bradley

Myles Barker

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mbarker@vegaspbs.org

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