The Housing Chronicles Blog: My interview with 'LA Business Today' wins national award

Saturday, October 17, 2009

My interview with 'LA Business Today' wins national award

I'm very pleased to announce that the segment on the real estate market which I shot for the show "L.A. Business Today" on the city-sponsored Channel 35 has won second place for its category at the 24th annual Government Programming Awards in New Orleans. The show was among 16 other entrants for 'TV/Talk Show with Operating Budgets over $400,000' and beat out the third-place winner, "L.A. Roundtable: The Future of the U.S. Supreme Court," also appearing on Channel 35.

The awards, given out each year by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, recognizes television programming in various categories. From the press release:

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) recognized the winners of the 24th Annual Government Programming Awards (GPA) during a gala event at The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in Louisiana. The awards program honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year, NATOA received more than 810 entries submitted by local governments in more than 21 states across the country and Canada.

“This year’s GPA winners demonstrate excellence in local government programming and we are thrilled to honor and celebrate their achievements,” commented NATOA President Mary Beth Henry. “We congratulate these members for recognizing and actively supporting government access programming’s role in building stronger, more connected communities.

Entries in the 65 categories cover a variety of programming including, among others, community events, documentary, public affairs and public service, interview/talk show, performing arts, sports, election coverage and children’ s issues.

You can watch that interview here (requires Windows MediaPlayer, my segment starts about 16 minutes into the show). Thanks again to Bob and Sharon Jimenez, co-hosts of "L.A. Business Today" for inviting me to speak on their show and submitting the segment for the GPA Awards.

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