WFYI Public Television has earned nine regional Emmy awards — including the prestigious “Station Excellence” award, for the second consecutive year — from the Lower Great Lakes chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The honors, which were presented at the chapter’s 45th annual Emmy awards ceremony on Saturday, June 7 in Cleveland, Ohio, recognize excellence in local television program production for the 2013 broadcast year.
In the category for “Best Arts/Entertainment Program,” WFYI, in partnership with the SALT Project and Christian Theological Seminary, received an Emmy for the short film, I Have a Dream. The video was developed to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington, where Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech on April 12, 1963. I Have a Dream was co-produced by Liz Myer Boulton and Matthew Myer Boulton, edited by Bradley Hoehner and filmed by Andrew Warren.
Artrageous with Nate — a series developed by Nate Heck and presented by WFYI that strives to educate and inspire creativity in elementary-aged children through interactive lessons in art, science and history — earned an Emmy for “Best Children/Youth Program/Special.”
When Every River Turned Against Us: Lessons from the Great 1913 Flood garnered an Emmy in the “Best Historical/Culture Program” category.
Produced by Gary Harrison, the film chronicles the events surrounding the historic flood of 1913, examines its tragic consequences, and offers lessons for today. When Every River Turned Against Us was developed by WFYI Public Television, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency — Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Silver Jackets, and the Indiana Historical Society.
Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story was recognized with an Emmy for “Best Documentary.” The film captures the moving story of a young man robbed of his prime and his dignity, who overcame obstacle after obstacle to become an artist in the eyes of the few lucky enough to see him — and a better man for these trials. Brown was the first player to be signed by the Indiana Pacers. The film is the work of acclaimed public television producer Ted Green and associate producer Pete Saetre.