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WOUB-TV program honored with CINE Golden Eagle Award

ATHENS, Ohio (July 9, 2004) -- WOUB-TV is pleased to announce that "Opening the Door West: The Ohio Company of Associates," a film by WOUB-TV and Shelburne Films, has won a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award. The CINE Golden Eagle Awards, distinguishing excellence in professional and amateur works, are recognized internationally as symbols of the highest production standards in filmmaking and videography. Since its founding in 1957, CINE has been dedicated to discovering, rewarding, educating and supporting established and emerging talent in film and video. Among great talents whose first major awards included the CINE Golden Eagle, are Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and such great documentarians as Ken Burns, Charles Guggenheim, Stanley Nelson and Frederick Wiseman.

In the Spring 2004 Competition, over 300 judges viewed and evaluated hundreds of distinguished entries. Experienced professionals in the field of film and video production, as well as subject matter experts, serve in a volunteer capacity. They judge the entries using standards of overall excellence, evaluating such criteria as writing, sound, editing, creativity, visuals, insights and the extent to which the film meets its stated goals and communicates with its intended audience.

CINE conducts two competitions each year, and the current one began in February 2004. In addition to the Golden Eagle awards, CINE has established two levels of competitive awards. The special Jury Award recognizes the best films in the 26 CINE Golden Eagle categories. The CINE Masters Series Awards (for the Professional Division winners) and the CINE Award of Excellence (for the Student and Adult Amateur Division winner) recognize the best of the best in the CINE competitions. All of the competitive awards will be presented at the Annual CINE Awards Ceremony, to be held in Washington, D.C., in the spring of 2005. Prizes and awards worth over $25,000 are associated with these awards.

The Ohio University Telecommunications Center, a unit of the College of Communication, operates two television stations: WOUB-TV/Channel 20 in Athens and WOUC-TV/Channel 44 in Cambridge; one cable channel: WOUB II; and six radio stations: WOUB-1340 AM, WOUB-91.3 FM, WOUC-89.1 FM, WOUH-91.9 FM, WOUL-89.1 FM and WOUZ-90.1 FM. The center, a trusted community resource, uses the power of noncommercial television, radio and other media, such as the World Wide Web, to enrich the lives of children and adults in southeastern Ohio, western West Virginia and eastern Kentucky through quality programs and educational services that inform, enlighten, inspire and entertain.

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Media Contacts: WOUB Public Information Coordinator Olivea Oldham, (740) 593-4944

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