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BLACK NOUVEAU RECOGNIZED BY NATIONAL GROUP FOR ITS AFRICAN AMERICAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAMMING

June 5, 2014


Milwaukee's own BLACK NOUVEAU has received 4 nominations in the National Association for Black Journalists' 2014 Salute To Excellence Awards. Currently in its 22nd season, BLACK NOUVEAU is one of the nation's longest running local weekly series. The program looks at issues, culture, history and challenges affecting African Americans.

"Few other television programs across the country can match the longstanding commitment BLACK NOUVEAU has to covering topics of significance to and interest in the African American community," said Ellis Bromberg, general manager of Milwaukee Public Television. "We are delighted that the NABJ has recognized our work and insight in these areas."

The 4 nominations include:
BLACK NOUVEAU: Hannah White
Liddie Collins, Producer
Features (Long Form)

For Jobs and Freedom: A BLACK NOUVEAU Special
Everett Marshburn and Joanne Williams, Producers
Documentary:

Soldiers' Stories: A BLACK NOUVEAU Special
Everett Marshburn, Liddie Collins, Joanne Williams and Darryl Fortune, Producers
Public Affairs Program

Pullman Porters: A BLACK NOUVEAU Special
Joanne Williams, Producer
Public Affairs Segment

BLACK NOUVEAU will premiere new specials and episodes in the upcoming weeks. These include "Black Men in Prison", featuring the highlights of a "town-hall" meeting on the issue of Wisconsin's high rate of African American male incarceration - the highest in the nation, which will air on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. "Our Right to Vote", chronicling the challenges and milestones minorities and women have faced for their civic right and responsibility to vote, airs on June 24 at 10:00 p.m. and June 25 at 6:30 p.m. BLACK NOUVEAU is broadcast on MPTV 10.

The Salute to Excellence Awards honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism and public relations. Winners will be announced at a gala celebration during NABJ's 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Boston on August 2, 2014.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two high-definition television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The stations are watched by over 644,300 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. For more information, visit www.mptv.org.

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Contact:
Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
E: eatones@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-8229

Julie Hill Lehr, Manager-Marketing and Community Engagement
E: hilllej@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-7518