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|SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL WINS NINE 2004 COMMUNICATOR AWARDS
HAMMOND – Programming on the Southeastern
Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University’s educational access channel
on Charter Communications, has won nine international 2004 Communicator
The magazine shows “Northshore Business,”
“The Florida Parish Chronicles,” and “Southeastern Times” and the football
documentary “Fighting Lions: The Glory Years” each won two awards while
a Southeastern Channel commercial was also honored. The channel won four
first-place Awards of Excellence, four second-place Awards of Distinction,
and one Honorable mention.
The Communicator Awards is an international
competition recognizing outstanding work in the communication field. Entries
are judged by industry professionals who look for organizations and individuals
whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves
as a benchmark for the industry.
The 2004 video competition had 2,937
entries from the U.S. and seven other countries. Other television
winners included ABC News and the news magazine program “20/20.” Settoon
said the Southeastern Channel had more first-place awards than any other
television channel in the competition.
“We’re pleased that so many of our
programs have been recognized for international honors,” said Rick Settoon,
general manager of the Southeastern Channel. “It shows the quality of programs
we’re committed to providing our viewers. This is the result of hard work
by dedicated and talented staff and students.”
“The Florida Parish Chronicles,”
a show about the history of the Florida Parishes hosted by Southeastern
history professor Samuel C. Hyde, director of the Center for Southeast
Louisiana Studies and Leon Ford Endowed Chair in Regional Studies, earned
Awards of Distinction for editing and writing for the documentary segment
“St. Tammany Parish: Overcoming the Obstacles to Adversity.”
The program, which airs at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, was videotaped and edited
by Pelle Eriksson. The script was written by Hyde and edited by Settoon,
who also produces the show. Keith Finley of the Center for Southeast
Louisiana Studies served as research assistant.
“Northshore Business” won an Award
of Excellence in the Business Magazine category and an Award of Distinction
for Writing for a segment written by Southeastern graduate student Whitney
Magee of Franklinton. “Northshore Business,” which airs at 7 p.m. on Mondays,
is produced by Settoon and videotaped and edited by staff member Eriksson.
The news magazine show “Southeastern
Times” won an Award of Excellence for “University Life Program” and an
Award of Distinction for “Writing.” Southeastern communication students
wrote the program under the supervision of communication instructor Cheryl
Settoon, who also served as managing producer. The program was produced
by the Office of Public Information in conjunction with the Southeastern
Channel and Department of Communication. The program airs at 7 pm. Tuesdays.
“Fighting Lions: The Glory Years,”
a documentary on the history of Southeastern football, won two first-place
Awards of Excellence in the Sports Program and Writing categories. It was
written and produced by Settoon, videotaped by the channel’s operations
manager Todd Dunnington and staff member Paul Catalanotto, and edited by
The Southeastern Channel infomercial
detailing the station for viewers won an Honorable Mention in the Self-Promotion
category. The infomercial was edited by Catalanotto and narrated by Joe
Burns, assistant professor of communication.
The Southeastern Channel broadcasts
on Charter Cable Channel 18 and reaches 92,000 homes in Tangipahoa, St.
Tammany, Washington and Livingston Parishes. For additional information
on the Southeastern Channel visit www.selu.edu/tv.