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Marshburn and Collins Accept Award for BLACK NOUVEAU

August 31, 2009

Marshburn and Collins Accept Award for BLACK NOUVEAU

Milwaukee, WI - Producers Everett L. Marshburn and Liddie Collins accepted the Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists on August 8, 2009. MPTV's weekly program BLACK NOUVEAU won in the Television Public Affairs Program Category (Markets 16 and Under) for its coverage of the Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit. Program #1705 can be viewed at

BLACK NOUVEAU is designed to promote a better understanding of African Americans by presenting stories about the accomplishments and strengths of the black community. The weekly series explores issues and presents stories that educate, inform, and provide hope to the black community. The program also serves as an agent for positive change within the community at large. For the show's 18th season, co-host Faithe Colas is joined by a new co-host, Milton Dockery, history department co-chair at MATC. Colas is community affairs director for the Salvation Army. The season premieres on September 16 at 6:30 pm, with Community Activist Reuben Harpole/Negro League Wall of Fame/MPS Takeover Proposal/Rep's Soultime. The Wednesday program regularly repeats on Sundays at 4:00 pm.

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