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WSRE wins Telly Award for “Forts of Pensacola Bay” program

Posted by Mary Riker on

PENSACOLA, Fla., April 6, 2017 –WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, has been awarded the bronze Telly Award for production of the “Forts of Pensacola Bay: Advanced Redoubt” episode of “In Your Own Backyard.”

The program is part of a three-part series and focuses on the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas, which saw action during the Civil War, located at present-day Naval Air Station Pensacola. Construction began on the structure in 1845, and it was designed to help protect Fort Barrancas from land-based attacks. National Park Service Ranger Jeff Massey appears on the show, taking viewers on a guided tour which is rich in historical detail.

“In Your Own Backyard,” hosted by Sherri Hemminghaus Weeks, is about unique points of interest along the Gulf Coast. Producing this award-winning episode were WSRE’s Ted King (writer, producer, videographer and editor) and James Roy (videographer, graphic designer and colorist). Tris Weeks served as production assistant. Mike Rowan is executive producer of the series.

Founded in 1978, the Telly Award honors excellence in video and television production, recognizing distinction in creative work. Telly Awards are sought-after by advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, interactive agencies and corporate video departments around the world.

The “Forts of Pensacola Bay” programs can be viewed online at

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