PUBLISHED: 3:57 PM on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
KTOO-TV wins Telly Award
Juneau public television station KTOO-TV has won a national Telly award for the station's documentary on the history of the Governor's House in Juneau. The station won a bronze award for the production, which aired on Alaska One earlier this year. The program, titled "The Alaska Governor's House: The House We Called Home," was shot in the new High Definition TV format. The show featured an extensive tour and history of the Governor's House, told through the eyes of Alaska's First Ladies who came together in an historic meeting at the house last summer. Current First Lady Nancy Murkowski opened up the house and allowed taping in First Family's private living areas. The program was funded by grants from The Rasmuson Foundation and The Alaska Committee. Scott Foster and Andrea Trincado produced the show. Skip Gray was the videographer and Terry Tavel edited the program. Jim Mahan was executive producer. The winners of the 26th Annual Telly Awards were announced this week in New York. KTOO was selected from a record 12,500 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. With a 26 year history of recognizing creative excellence, the Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected international competition. A prestigious judging panel of over 25 accomplished industry professionals, each a past Winner of a Silver Telly, the top honor, upholds the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. Judges evaluate entries to recognize distinction in creative work - entries do not compete against each other - rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. To find out more about the Telly Awards, please visit or contact Linda Day at the Telly Awards ( for public relations inquiries. For more information about KTOO's award winning production, contact Jim Mahan at 907-586-1670.