KMOS-TV Producers Honored with National AwardAmong the public television station professionals honored at a recent awards gala event in Salt Lake City was KMOS-TV producer Christy Millen (pictured with Eric Hyyppa.) For their work on creating a video promoting the third season of Missouri Life, she and her colleagues received an award and recognition by industry peers.
The red carpet event, held January 21 in Salt Lake City, opened the 2019 National Educational Telecommunications Association Conference, an annual gathering of public television professionals from across the nation. The competition, first organized in 1968, honors NETA member stations' achievements in community engagement, promotion, instructional media, and content production.
“Every one of us working in public media today can be proud of the NETA Award winners,” said NETA president Eric Hyyppa. “When you look at the achievements that these projects represent, making our services relevant and valuable to our communities, you can’t help but be inspired for the future.”
In submitting the promo for consideration, Millen wrote: “The intention behind the spot was to play off the words “best of” by showcasing the “not-so-best-of” moments with our host attempting to say the script from memory on-camera. It was received well on social media, and remains one of the season’s favorites amongst our fans. The series’ high production values and content quality have persuaded KCPT in Kansas City and KETC in St. Louis to share Missouri Life with their audiences as well.”
One judge wrote “This was a great spot for two reasons: 1.) You brilliantly combined humor/human fallibility with a behind-the-scenes look at a favorite show. The fact that this was promoting a Best of show just added to the humor and brought the viewer in on the joke. 2.) You don't take yourselves seriously. Very nice, and a great twist on what could have been a rather standard promo.”
The series Missouri Life was created by KMOS-TV in collaboration with the publishers of Missouri Life Magazine. Consisting of 28 programs, the series is available to watch on this page or the PBS App.
In previous years KMOS has received NETA awards for: a video profile of the National Churchill Museum in Fulton (2014), Special Event and Community Engagement based on the Event (2012 Kids Day), “Jerry Adams Outdoors – Kiss the Fish Again” (2011), “The Bacon Brothers-Michael’s Revenge” (2010).
See a full list of KMOS Awards.
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