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Verbatim: WFWA-TV wins Bronze Telly Awards

WFWA-TV, Channel 39, issued this statement today:

PBS39 is proud to announce that two of its productions have been awarded the prestigious Bronze Telly Award during the 31st Annual Telly Awards. Entries from all 50 states and around the world competed for this premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Judges evaluate entries to recognize distinction in creative work. The winning entries were:

  • Brookside: The Bass Mansion Renovation: Produced by PBS39’s Mary Gerber, this documentary recorded this historic renovation process of Brookside, formerly known as the Bass Mansion, in the center of the University of Saint Francis Campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This production features on-camera interviews from the architects, craftsmen and historians involved in this remarkable preservation project interspersed with archival photos from descendents of the former residents, the University of Saint Francis and others. It premiered on PBS39 in October 2010.
  • Green Renovation: New Life For A 19th Century Building: Produced by PBS39’s Ray Steup, this documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of a remarkable story of renewal on the campus of the Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech) in Fort Wayne, IN. In it, a historic home that was the administrative center of this campus got a makeover from the inside out, turning it into a model of efficiency and green technology while maintaining its historic appearance, ambience and place on the campus and as part of Fort Wayne’s history — while making history of its own by this act of renovation and renewal, in addition to the structure becoming a “living lab” for future generations of engineering students. This documentary production also premiered in October 2009.
The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Since 1978, their mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 31st Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Those interested in learning more about The Telly Awards can do so online at

WFWA PBS39 is the northeast Indiana region’s only locally owned and operated Television station and only public television resource. It broadcasts 24 hours each day across four digital UHF channels: PBS39HD/Channel 39-1 (also seen on Comcast Cable Channel 3 & 240) as well as Frontier FiOS Channels 3, 470 and 503HD); Kids39/Channel 39-2 (also seen on Comcast Digital 241, Frontier FiOS Channel 471), PBS39 CreateTV/Channel 39-3 (also seen on Comcast Digital 242, Frontier FiOS Channel 472), and 39-4you/Channel 39-4 (also seen on Comcast Digital 243, Frontier FiOS Channel 473).

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