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CPR and Rocky Mountain PBS recognized for 9/11 anniversary news special

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – June 26, 2012 – Colorado Public Radio (CPR) and Rocky Mountain PBS won a 2012 Bronze Telly Award in the Film/Video category for a news special co-produced by both organizations. “Colorado Focus: Impact 9/11” was an in-depth news program that explored Coloradans’ personal connections to 9/11, as well as the wider impact of the tragedy on its historic 10th anniversary. This was the first time CPR and Rocky Mountain PBS had worked together to create a news special. It aired on both CPR and Rocky Mountain PBS last fall.

The Telly Awards recognize the best film and video productions, online video content and local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. The 33rd Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.

“Colorado Focus: Impact 9/11” is also nominated for a 2012 Heartland Chapter Emmy Award in the Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special category at the July 21 ceremony. CPR and Rocky Mountain PBS staff who worked on the special include: Michael Reynolds, director of production; Kelley Griffin, executive producer; Terry Rubin, supervising producer; Janine Trudell, director of post production; Paul Drexler, production associate; Tom Manion, graphic designer; Ryan Conley, art director; Zachary Barr, reporter; David Gilkey, reporter; Anna Panoka, reporter and Megan Verlee, reporter.

For more information, visit www.rmpbs.org or www.cpr.org.

About Rocky Mountain PBS: Each week, nearly 900,000 people throughout Colorado turn to Rocky Mountain PBS to discover inspiring local, national and international programming; find diverse viewpoints; score front row center seats to world-class performances; and experience lifelong learning opportunities.

Rocky Mountain PBS celebrates its 56th anniversary on the air this year. The network began in Denver in 1956 as Colorado’s first public television station. It is now Colorado’s only statewide television network, with stations in Denver (KRMA), Pueblo/Colorado Springs (KTSC), Steamboat Springs (KRMZ), Grand Junction (KRMJ) and Durango (KRMU). To learn more, visit www.rmpbs.org.

About CPR: Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and music to about 460,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, 2011). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.

News: Denver 90.1 FM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 88.5 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

Classical Music: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 93.7 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

OpenAir: Denver 1340 AM. Online at www.openaircpr.org