Telly Award given to Germans from Russia video
documentary produced by NDSU Libraries and Prairie Public Broadcasting
August 20, 1999
The award-winning documentary, "The Germans from Russia: Children
of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie", has received the prestigious
Telly Award for documentary video production from the Center of
Creativity. The documentary was privately funded and produced by
the NDSU Libraries and Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fargo. Co-producers
were Bob Dambach, Prairie Public Television, and Michael M. Miller,
Germans from Russia Bibliographer, with editing by Dave Geck.
This year there were 11,000 entries in 146 categories. Only 14%
of the entrants are finalists, and only 7% are Silver Telly Awards
winners. Entrants included NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, A&E, and The Discovery
Channel. "The Germans from Russia" was the winner in the Documentary
category and awarded a Silver Telly Award. The Telly Award was established
in 1980 to recognize excellence in television production. Categories
include dramatic and documentary video and film production.
On August 22, the program airs on KTCA TV (PBS), at 2pm (CT),
Minneapolis-St. Paul. On September 8, the program is featured on
PBS stations - KVIE TV, Sacramento and KVPT TV, Fresno, CA at 8pm
Prairie Public has produced an impressive Home Page for the documentary
See the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection website at http://library.ndsu.edu/gerrus/projects.html
for additional information.
Prairie Public Television has begun work on a second documentary
featuring the foodways of the Germans from Russia. The video documentary
is scheduled to premiere on PPTV in March, 2000.
For further information and to secure the videotape, contact Michael
M. Miller, NDSU Libraries, Fargo (Tel: 701-231-8416; E-mail: Michael.Miller@ndsu.edu).
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael