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MPTV'S MARSHBURN SELECTED AS BLACK EXCELLENCE AWARD HONOREE

January 18, 2012


MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 18, 2012 - Everett L. Marshburn, producer of BLACK NOUVEAU, has been named an honoree for the 2012 Black Excellence Awards by The Milwaukee Times. The award ceremony will be held on February 24, 2012 at the Italian Community Center at 6:00 p.m.

Marshburn currently produces Milwaukee Public Television's BLACK NOUVEAU, one of the nation's longest running local weekly series. The program looks at issues, culture, history, heritage, and challenges facing and affecting African Americans. BLACK NOUVEAU is currently in its 20th season; Marshburn has produced five of those seasons. He has also produced a number of documentaries and specials at MPTV including FREEDOM WALKERS FOR MILWAUKEE; JOBS; THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE; and STORIES FROM THE HOMEFRONT: THE WAR IN WISCONSIN.

"I am surprised and humbled to be among the recipients of this award," said Marshburn. "I started in public television when its mission was to make a difference in the lives of its viewers. I came to Milwaukee specifically to work at a station that does local programming because it still values community. I hope that the work I've done will always reflect that goal."

Marshburn joined MPTV in 2006, and previously worked at Maryland Public Television. Having spent his entire professional career in public television, Marshburn has received countless awards recognizing his excellence in the field. He has won four Emmy Awards; two CINE Golden Eagles; a Silver Baton (Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University) from the Columbia University Journalism School; three awards from the National Black Programming Consortium; and six awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, three of which were for BLACK NOUVEAU.

BLACK NOUVEAU airs on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on MPTV HD 10.1 and is co-hosted by Faithe Colas and Milton F. Dockery. Recent topics have included the impact of the Wisconsin Legislature's Jobs Session on Milwaukee, the MLK Memorial Dedication in Washington D.C., breast cancer in the African-American community, and the service of African-Americans in WWII.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional 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 station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.

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