Receives Recognition for New Weekly Series and Original Documentary Production

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WOSU Public Media Emmy award recipients pictured (left to right, front row): Cindy Gaillard, Executive Producer, Arts & Culture, Audrey Hasson, Host, “Broad & High,” Jackie Shafer, Producer/Editor, “Broad & High” and Andrew Ina, Videographer, (left to right, back row): Ben Bays, Executive Producer, “John Glenn: A Life of Service,” Ryan Schlagbaum, Videographer; and Shawn Likley, Producer/Editor, “John Glenn: A Life of Service.”

COLUMBUS, OHIO, August 4, 2014 – WOSU Public Media received two Emmy® Awards Saturday evening from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The chapter presents the prestigious Emmy® Awards to television professionals in thirteen markets from four states.

The new arts and culture weekly series, “Broad & High,” was recognized in the Magazine Program category and the original documentary “John Glenn: A Life of Service” in the Documentary Historical category at the 50th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy® Awards.

The weekly magazine show, “Broad & High,” is the ultimate intersection of arts and culture in Columbus. Seen Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. on WOSU TV, “Broad & High,” is hosted by Columbus native Audrey Hasson and this half-hour program features segments of national interest, but focuses on the character and creativity of Columbus. Major funding for “Broad & High” is provided by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, with additional support by the Ohio Arts Council in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The WOSU Public Media original documentary, “John Glenn: A Life of Service” is an hour-long program that examines the extraordinary life and career of American hero, John Glenn. It chronicles the pursuits of John Glenn, born in Ohio, who has dedicated himself to a life of duty and public service. Using archival footage and interviews with Senator Glenn, lawmakers, journalists, and historians, the documentary is an inspiring look at Glenn’s incredible career.

Support for the production of “John Glenn: A Life of Service” was provided by The Ohio State University Athletic Department, and the documentary is currently being distributed to more than 100 PBS stations nationwide through American Public Television.

WOSU Public Media is a community-supported, noncommercial network of public radio and television stations, and digital services. To learn more, please visit wosu.org.