The Roundtable Perspective, the weekly interview program produced by PNW’s broadcasting students, has won a Communicator Award of Distinction from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for the third straight year.
The winning program featured guest Dan Bashara, instructor of media studies at DePaul University, and host Lee Artz, professor of media studies at PNW. They discussed Bashara’s writings about
animation and design after World War II. Bashara has written extensively about the cartoons produced by United Productions of America, including “The Brotherhood of Man” which made a scientific case against racism.
Jake B. Giles, radio-TV studio manager, said the show helps fill a need for public affairs programming in Northwest Indiana.
“The Roundtable Perspective’s continued success is a testament to our broadcasting students’ ability to utilize the potential of our television studio facility and find guests who can critically challenge our thinking about a variety of issues,” he said.
The international competition includes entries from Fox 32 Chicago, Vanderbilt University, Comcast, Microsoft and NASA Television. It was the only award of distinction given to an entry from Indiana.
The winning program may be viewed on YouTube; regular episodes of the program may be seen on Lakeshore PBS Fridays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.