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MPTV PRODUCERS HONORED

August 11, 2010


- Everett L. Marshburn, producer of BLACK NOUVEAU and Jack Abrams, producer of OUTDOOR WISCONSIN receive separate awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences -

Milwaukee, WI (August 11, 2010) - Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) proudly announces that two of its award-winning producers have again been honored for their work on their locally produced weekly series BLACK NOUVEAU and OUTDOOR WISCONSIN.

Everett L. Marshburn is the producer of BLACK NOUVEAU, which airs at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays on MPTV 10.1 HD, and on MPTV 36.1, on Thursdays at 12:30 a.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. He recently received the National Association of Black Journalists 2010 SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE AWARD in the Television: Public Affairs category for the show's segment "Soultime at the Apollo." The awards gala took place on Saturday, August 8, at the NABJ Convention and Career Fair in Tampa. For 2009, Marshburn and co-producer Liddie Collins received the Salute to Excellence Award from the NABJ for coverage of the "Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit." BLACK NOUVEAU begins its 19th season on September 15, 2010. The award-winning segment can be seen online at Soultime at the Apollo.

Jack Abrams is the producer of OUTDOOR WISCONSIN, MPTV's longest running local series, which airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m., on MPTV 10.1 HD. Abrams is one of five inductees into the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Silver Circle, which was established to honor outstanding individuals who have devoted 25 years or more to the television industry, and who have made significant contributions to their local television market. The awards presentation takes place at a luncheon at the Kleibhan Conference Center at Cardinal Stritch University on Saturday, October 2, 2010. For 2009, Abrams received the Wisconsin Broadcasters Award for Excellence for NATIONAL PARKS: WISCONSIN. OUTDOOR WISCONSIN is now in its 26th season. The program can be seen online at National Parks: Wisconsin.

Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today MPTV offers viewers a family of nine (10 on September 1) digital channels to choose from, 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 10.1 HD (Time Warner Cable 1010) 36.1 (TWC 16 or 1016), 36.2 Vme (TWC 975), 36.3 World (TWC 976) 36.4 Create (TWC 977), 36.5 Classical (TWC 978), 36.6 Jazz (TWC 979), 36.7 Weather (TWC 980), and 36.8 Traffic (TWC 981). MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.
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