tomeka nysba award
“Mountain Lake PBS Celebrates the Lake Placid & the Winter Games” Honored with Award
from New York State Broadcasters Association
New York City, NY – June 19, 2014 – Mountain Lake PBS captured an award for Outstanding Locally Produced TV Show for “Mountain Lake PBS Celebrates Lake Placid & the Winter Games.” The award was received at the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Awards gala, held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on June 12.
The TV special was filmed in January 2014, and aired during the 2014 Winter Games. The program featured interviews with prominent local citizens, officials, and athletes, discussing the history surrounding Lake Placid and the Winter Games. Part of the special featured the Memories & Memorabilia event which took place in Lake Placid. That event gathered close to 1,000 local residents, visitors, and Winter Games aficionados, bringing together memories and stories from the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid.
“It meant a lot for the TV special to be recognized by NYSBA,” said Tomeka Weatherspoon, producer of the program. “To this day, that was one of our most enjoyable productions to film. Lake Placid has a truly incredible Olympic story.”
Interviews in “Mountain Lake PBS Celebrates Lake Placid & the Winter Games” include Jack LaDuke, Audio-Visual Director of the Lake Placid Olympic Committee; Betty Little, New York State Senate; Roby Politi, North Elba Town Supervisor; and John Lundin, Olympic Regional Development Authority.
This award follows on the heels of an Emmy award for the recent documentary, “Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector.” This film is the story of Marjorie Lansing Porter, a woman who tirelessly collected Adirondack folk songs on the brink of disappearing. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for the quality of our work with such prestigious awards back to back,” said Dan Swinton, Director of Production and Content.
“The staff at Mountain Lake PBS all work diligently to create programs that highlight the best of our region while meeting our mission to inform, educate, involve and entertain, and we're proud to be recognized for doing it well," said Alice Recore, President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS.
You can watch this program in its entirety online: http://mountainlake.org/local-stories/outdoors/-mountain-lake-pbs-celebrates-lake-placid-/
“Mountain Lake PBS Celebrates Lake Placid & the Winter Games” was funded in part by the High Peaks Resort.
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