NET received a top national honor for a campaign that promoted the NET Television documentary “Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild.”
The honor was presented Oct. 21 to NET’s Mark Leonard, general manager, and Mary Jane Winquest, communications manager, during the 2013 National Educational Telecommunications Association Professional Development Conference in Atlanta, Ga.
“The talent of our writers and designers earned the highest praise from the judges,” said Leonard. “Even though five was considered the top mark, they said we earned a six, it was that well done.”
NET employees who participated in the promotion of the documentary are Larry Kubert, Ann Tillery, Diana Fujan, Kristi Koser and Winquest.
“Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild” premiered Nov. 25, 2012 on NET Television. The two-hour documentary is based on the book of the same name by acclaimed Nebraska photographer Michael Forsberg. The program examines what bits of wildness remain in the 10 states that comprise the Great Plains as it captures the places and creatures that remain after 150 years of settlement, as well as the people who care and preserve its fragile ecosystem.
The documentary is a co-production of NET Television and Michael Forsberg Photography. Its recently aired on PBS stations around the country.
For more information, go to http://netnebraska.org.