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|SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL PROGRAMS WIN VIDEOGRAPHER AWARDS
HAMMOND – Original programs
created by the Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University’s
educational cable access channel, have won six national Videographer Awards.
"Fighting Lions: The Glory Years,"
a 90-minute documentary about the history of Southeastern football, won
three awards while the "2003 North Shore Gubernatorial Forum,” "Southeastern
Times,” and "Come Memory...,” a Southeastern Wind Symphony concert, won
one award each. All have aired on the Southeastern Channel on Charter
Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes and on Charter Channel
17 in St. Tammany and Washington parishes.
The Videographer Awards is an
international competition honoring talented companies and individuals from
cable and broadcast television channels and video production companies.
The 2004 competition included 2,134 entries from throughout the United
States and several foreign countries.
First-place winners were presented
the Videographer Award of Excellence, which are programs judged to be written,
produced, shot and edited in an exceptional manner. Second-place
winners took home the Videographer Award of Distinction for projects judged
to be outstanding and clearly exceeding industry standards. Third-place
Honorable Mention recognition was given for work deemed to be above industry
"To receive so many top honors
from an international competition as prestigious as the Videographer Awards
is truly a great accomplishment,” said Rick Settoon, general manager of
the channel. "The fact that a variety of different programs were
recognized shows viewers that the Southeastern Channel produces and airs
top-quality programs for a wide range of tastes."
"Fighting Lions: The Glory
Years," produced by the channel, won the first-place Award of Excellence
for both "Sports Program" and "Writing" categories. The documentary also
won an Honorable Mention for "Editing." The program was written,
produced and narrated by Settoon, and edited by channel staff member Paul
Catalanotto. Both Catalanotto and Todd Dunnington, operations manager for
the channel, served as videographers while Cheryl Cannon was the production
"The 2003 North Shore Gubernatorial
Forum,” also produced by the Southeastern Channel, won a second-place Award
of Distinction in the "Public Affairs Program" category. Settoon
produced the forum program, a live event staged at the University Center
last September in which candidates discussed economic and transportation
issues facing the North Shore.
"Southeastern Times," a university
news magazine produced by the Office of Public Information in conjunction
with the Southeastern Channel and the university's communication department,
won the first place Award of Excellence in the "Educational Institution/
College/University" category. The program was produced and written by Cheryl
Settoon of the Public Information staff and was edited by Steve Kleyle.
Kleyle, Levet, and students Andy and Sammy Richmond served as videographers.
Student co-hosts were Whitney Magee and Sean Gasser. "Southeastern Times"
is a regular program on the channel airing at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
"Come Memory...” won a second-place
Award of Distinction. The program was produced by Public Information
Office staff and students in conjunction with the Southeastern Channel.