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WTCI WINS EMMY ® AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CHATTANOOGA’S FALLEN FIVE MURAL


The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced the Midsouth Regional Emmy ® Award winners.  WTCI, the Tennessee Valley’s community PBS station, won in the DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL category for the locally-produced Greater Chattanooga episode “For the Fallen.

The team that produced the story included Bo Wheeler (producer), Shaun Townley (executive producer), John Cotton (aerial photography), Emily Compton (associate producer), and Tyler Pugh (photography/audio), as well as interns Jameka Lewis, Matt Vogler and Doug Whitehead. Viewers in the Tennessee Valley and beyond can enjoy this film online here.

On July 16, 2015, Chattanooga endured an unthinkable tragedy when five servicemen were killed. Local artist Kevin Bate worked for ten months to memorialize those five men in a mural on McCallie Avenue. Greater Chattanooga’s segment, “For the Fallen,” follows Bate through his process and introduces the five men honored in his art. The mural has become a space for Chattanooga to come together in remembrance, as well as a reminder to the families of the fallen of the impact their loved ones have made on our community.

WTCI President and CEO Paul Grove expressed pride in his team, saying “WTCI’s dedicated production staff serves our community every day, telling the stories that make our region unique, educating, engaging and inspiring our neighbors. We are deeply honored to have been able to share this compelling Chattanooga story.”

WTCI, the Tennessee Valley's community PBS station, reaches a 35-county region and serves over 440,000 households with programming, events and educational outreach that educate, engage and inspire a lifetime of learning and exploration.  For scheduling, programming and membership information, visit the station online at wtciTV.org.

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