TV Tacoma — the City’s 24-hour government information channel — took home six national programming awards last week at the 23rd annual National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) video awards in Atlanta, Ga. NATOA is a national association that represents the communications needs and interests of local governments, and those who advise local governments.
The following programs received awards:
Second place, Documentary Profile — “Gertie: a tale of three bridges” produced by Fred Yomes. The production tells the story of the history of the three separate bridges that have spanned the Tacoma Narrows from Tacoma to Gig Harbor.
Second place, Community Awareness — “World War II Memorial” produced by John Miller. This story focused on the tremendous dedication and effort of a Tacoma woman whose mission it was to make certain that the Pierce County World War II Memorial contained each and every name of those who gave their lives in that terrible conflict.
Honorable mention, Community Awareness — “Volunteer Divers” produced by David Gordon; Interview/Talk Show: “Cityline” produced by Andrew Hillier
Honorable mention, Public Education — “Tacoma Sound Barriers” produced by David Gordon
Honorable mention, Excellence in Government Programming — all TV Tacoma programming
TV Tacoma is broadcast on cable Channel 12 within Tacoma and on Channel 21 in parts of Pierce County. For more information about TV Tacoma, or to view the winning videos online, visit http://www.tvtacoma.com .