The award-winning Crossroads segment “The Bridge Keeper” has now received one of the nation’s highest honors for local television, a Silver Telly recognition. Dr. Randall E. King’s feature story on the champion of a Grant County covered bridge received the award in the news feature category.
“The Bridge Keeper” first aired on WIWU-TV in September 2010. It focused on Matthews, Indiana resident Larry Barnett, who fought to restore the
bridge that is a landmark for the town and the centerpiece of an annual festival.
“The story is great because of what Larry did over several decades. That bridge wouldn’t be there without him. We were just lucky enough to capture his passion on TV and pass it along creatively to our audience,” said King.
The Telly Awards are one of the nation’s highest-regarded competitions for television stations, cable outlets and production companies. Over 11,000 entries are sent each year and judged by a panel of previous Silver Telly winners within the professional media industries. Approximately 10% of all entries receive the Silver award. The segment also received a Best of Competition award at the 2011 Festival of Media Arts of the Broadcast Education Association.
Watch the award-winning story: