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SETTOON NAMED TO HEAD SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL
HAMMOND -- Rick Settoon, an international
award-winning producer, writer and director of prime time network television
programming, has been named general manager of the Southeastern Channel,
Southeastern Louisiana University’s educational access cable channel.
Settoon, a 1980 Southeastern
graduate and Hammond native, brings 23 years of television experience to
the channel, which debuted last summer on Charter Communications Channel
“The potential of the Southeastern Channel is enormous,”
Settoon said. “We’re excited about the quality and variety of programs
we’re going to bring area viewers in the coming years -- shows they’ll
enjoy and benefit from. We want the channel to be a beacon of education
and culture for the university, community and entire southeast region of
“Southeastern is indeed fortunate
to have someone with Rick Settoon’s exceptional experience join in the
effort for the Southeastern Channel to realize its full potential,” Southeastern
Provost John Crain said.
Settoon’s more than 250 productions
have aired on the Fox Family Network and ABC Family Network and were viewed
by a national audience of more than one million daily in the United States
and 90 foreign countries. As director of the special products division
and producer for a live daily news magazine/talk show for The Christian
Broadcasting Network (CBN), he wrote and directed prime time specials,
documentary programs and series, dramatic programs, feature segments and
commercials in 35 states and overseas.
Settoon also was project coordinator
and documentary producer for Coastal Video Productions, the world’s largest
producer of safety and training productions. His productions included “Ground
Zero: After the Fall,” which aired internationally during the anniversary
of the September 11 terrorist attacks and is slated for rebroadcast this
Settoon has been honored with
a national Emmy Award nomination and prestigious George Foster Peabody
Award recognition. His work has also been recognized with national Telly
Awards and multiple first place awards at the New York Festivals, the U.S.
International Film and Video Festival, and the WorldFest International
Film and Video Festival.
Settoon and his wife, Cheryl,
have a son, Elisha, and daughter, Holly.
The Southeastern Channel features
a variety of educational programming, including telecourses and programs
created by Southeastern staff and students. The station’s programming partners
include the Annenberg Channel, one of the nation’s leading producers of
educational programming; NASA-TV which provides news and features about
the space program and space exploration; Classic Arts Showcase, which presents
music, theater, and other productions in short video clips; and World Business
Review, a newsmagazine focused on topical business issues. The channel
also airs programs produced by Louisiana Hometown Network and the Louisiana
The Southeastern Channel’s weekly
broadcast line-up is available online at www.selu.edu/thesoutheasternchannel.
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