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MPTV LOCAL PRODUCTIONS WIN AWARDS

May 19, 2010


Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) received three awards at the WBA 2009 Awards for Excellence held on May 15, 2010. The Excellence in Broadcasting Awards program is sponsored annually by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to recognize outstanding achievement by Wisconsin radio and television broadcasters. MPTV was also honored by the Milwaukee Press Club with a 2009 Excellence in Journalism Award.

Tied for 1st Place - WBA Category: If It Doesn't Fit, This Must Be It...
National Parks: Wisconsin
Produced by Jack Abrams

Description: Patty Loew, host of Wisconsin Public Television's IN WISCONSIN, and Dan Small, host of Milwaukee Public Television's OUTDOOR WISCONSIN, explore Wisconsin's National Park System, including the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and the North Country National Scenic Trail. Co-produced by Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV), beautiful footage of natural wonders are interwoven with profiles of park administrators, volunteers; a trail designer, and those that make their livelihood off the land.

1st Place - WBA Category: Large Market Television/Series or Documentary
Braves New World
Produced by Bill Povletich

Description: In 1953, the Boston Braves became the first major league team in 50 years to relocate. They made their home in Milwaukee, and in 13 seasons, they never experienced a losing season. Award-winning documentary producer William Povletich captures the history, drama, excitement, and surprises the Milwaukee Braves had in Milwaukee and the world of baseball. Povletich is a Wisconsin native and UW-Oshkosh graduate. He is also the author of "When the Braves of Bushville Ruled Baseball" for the Wisconsin Magazine of History, and "Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press."

2nd Place - WBA Category: Large Market Television/Special Interest
Facing the Mortgage Crisis: Town Hall
Produced by Dan Jones

Description: During this live program, viewers were encouraged to tune-in and call the help lines 211 or 1-888-861-3111 for advice and answers to foreclosure-related questions and concerns. Experts discussed community resources and options to prevent foreclosures. Program was simulcast on WHAD Radio 90.7 FM - Milwaukee and WGTD Radio 9 1.1 FM - Kenosha. Dan Jones hosted.

National Parks: Wisconsin also won a Milwaukee Press Club 2009 Excellence in Journalism Award.
1st Place - MPC Category: Television Category TV-8/Best Documentary or News Special
Producers: Jack Abrams, MPTV-WMVS and Joel Waldinger, WPT
Hosts: Dan Small, MPTV-WMVS and Patty Loew, WPT

MPTV uploads all its local programs for online viewing to www.mptv.org/video/. Braves New World was recently rebroadcast on May 2.

Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today, MPTV offers viewers a family of nine digital channels to choose from, 24/7. MPTV (WMVS&WMVT) is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.

10.1 HD - High Definition (TWC 1010)
36.1 - Digital (TWC 16 or 1016)
36.2 Vme - Spanish Language (TWC 975)
36.3 World - 24-Hour digital channel showing PBS documentaries, primarily science, current affairs, and history programs (TWC 976)
36.4 Create - Cooking Shows, Gardening, Arts & Crafts, Travel, Home Improvement, and How-to shows (TWC 977)
36.5 Classical - Classic music with song identifiers (TWC 978)
36.6 Jazz - Mainstream jazz music with song identifiers (TWC 979),
36.7 Weather - National Weather Service maps and forecasts for SE Wisconsin (TWC 980)
36.8 Traffic - SE Wisconsin freeway cameras and traffic reports (TWC 981)
TWC: Time Warner Cable