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"Prairie Public Productions Shine at Telly Awards"

In the June, 1999, issue of the monthly membership program of "Waves" published by Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo is the following story:

"Four Prairie Public television productions received Telly Awards from the Center for Creativity. the Telly Awards are for excellence in the field of video and television production. Telly awards are judged by industry professionals and are measured again a high standard of excellence.

"Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie," was the overall winner in the Documentary category. Bob Dambach produced this fine film. It was edited by Dave Geck.

"Keep the Faith," the story of the Grand forks area youth's musical celebration of community after the 1997 flood, received a bronze medal in the Documentary category. Carrie Pierce produced the program. Travis Jensen, Trina Jordahl and Gretchen Artnson captured video for the project.

Another bronze medal was awarded to Prairie Public in the Documentary category for "Mennonites of Manitoba." Canadian producer George Siamandas worked with Trina Jordahl and Gretchen Artnson to create this inside view of the important religious and ethnic group.

In the category of Information/Social Issues, producer Becky Jones' "Prospering" won a bronze medal. Dave Geck was the editor of this program that examined ways farm families are finding to maintain the life they love on their farms.

Congratulations are due to all the winners and to Prairie Public's entire production team for a great year of Prairie Public productions.

You can purchase a video of any of these award-winning productions by calling 1-800-359-6900 or visiting the Prairie Public General Store at"

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