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Two productions by WSTV 13 The Government Channel were recently honored as finalists in the judging for the 29th Annual Telly Awards.

The competition honored the documentary “Engine Four” and the “Feed the Bin” series of public service announcements for meeting industry standards of excellence in non-network television and video production.

The Telly Awards were established in 1980 to recognize outstanding film and video productions and non-network television programs and commercials. Productions selected for awards are recognized as winners or as finalists.

“Engine Four” received four bronze Tellies, for documentary production, writing, editing and use of music. The documentary tells the story of the men who served in North Carolina’s first integrated firehouse on Dunleith Avenue in 1951. The eight black and seven white firemen overcame the opposition of their fire chief and the segregation of the Jim Crow South to live and work as one company. The documentary features rare photographs, historical footage, an original score and an original song.

The “Feed the Bin” PSAs received a bronze Telly for a non-for-profit campaign. Eight 15-second spots were produced, each highlighting a different type of recyclable material.

The spots can be viewed online in the Public Service Announcements section


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