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Prairie Public productions honored

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Category: Television

FARGO, N.D., June 2, 2009 – Prairie Public Broadcasting has been honored with “Classic” Telly Awards for two programs: “The Germans from Russia, Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie” and for “Prairie Crosses, Prairie Voices.”

This year marks the 30th year of the Telly Awards. In honor of the occasion the Telly Awards presented “Classic” Telly Awards to award winning programs from the past 29 years that merited special recognition. The 29th Annual Telly Awards received over 14,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.

“The Germans from Russia, Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie,” produced by Prairie Public in 1999, is the story of the Germans from Russia – agricultural pioneers on several continents whose quest for land and peace shaped them into a distinctive and enduring ethnic group. “Prairie Crosses, Prairie Voices,” produced by Prairie Public in 2002, follows the traditional iron art form that crossed continents and oceans and survived famine and war to be reborn on the Great Plains of America and Canada.

Prairie Public Broadcasting, headquartered in Fargo, is a non-profit organization and community licensee that provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota, and public radio service to North Dakota. In addition to broadcasting services, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides a wide range of educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.

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