|SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL WINS FOUR TELLY AWARDS
HAMMOND -- Four original
programs produced by the Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University’s
cable access channel, have won national Telly Awards.
“Northshore Business” was
named winner of a first place Silver Telly while “The Florida Parish Chronicles,”
“Northshore Focus” and “College Night” each won second-place Bronze Tellys.
The Telly Award is the
premier award given to cable television programs and commercials, video
and films. The awards showcase the best work of television stations, production
companies, cable operators, advertising agencies and corporate video departments.
The 2005 Telly Awards received
10,000 entries from all 50 states and many foreign countries. Among the
winners were Discovery, ESPN, The Learning Channel, The History Channel,
PBS, E! Networks, FX Network, The Food Network, and The Weather Channel.
“To win these awards against
the best in the industry is a great honor. It’s a credit to our staff
which works hard to maintain the channel’s high quality standards,” said
Rick Settoon, general manager of the Southeastern Channel.
"In a very short time,
the channel has received national recognition for producing high quality,
diverse programming," said John Crain, provost and vice president for academic
affairs. "This national and international recognition sets the Southeastern
Channel apart from other university television channels across the country.
The channel staff, as well as Southeastern faculty and students involved
in creating great original programming, should be commended for their accomplishments."
a program about economic development on the north shore that provides helpful
advice and information for business owners, won the Silver Telly in the
“Business Magazine Show” category. The show is produced by Settoon and
videotaped and edited by staff member Pelle Eriksson.
“College Night” won a Bronze
Telly for “Student Entertainment Show.” Southeastern students Randi
Rousseau of Ponchatoula and Choni Francis of Houston host the program,
which is produced, directed and edited by staff member Paul Catalanotto.
“The Florida Parish Chronicles,”
which showcases Florida Parishes history, won in the “History Series” category.
Southeastern history professor Samuel C. Hyde, director of the university’s
Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, hosts the program, which is also
produced by Settoon and shot and edited by Eriksson.
“Northshore Focus,” a round
table about important issues on the north shore, was a winner in the “Talk
Show Series” category. Southeastern communication instructor Steve Bellas,
news reporter for ABC26 in New Orleans and former news/weatherman for WDSU-TV
Channel 6, hosts the show. It is produced by Settoon and edited by staff
member Todd Dunnington.
Southeastern Channel original
programs have won 28 national and international awards in the past two