WPSU-TV wins Two Emmy Awards
On September 28, the Mid-Atlantic Emmy award winners were announced and our local PBS affiliate, WPSU-TV, came away with two winners. The “Making the Blue Band” documentary was awarded Best Documentary and “Cook Like a Chef” won the award in the Education/Schools Program Feature or Segment category.
Being a member of the Blue Band, I was able to witness firsthand the production quality that went into the documentary.
“Making the Blue Band” is a behind-the-scenes film that follows eight incoming freshmen through auditions, heartbreaking scenes of being cut and the grueling days of band camp as they pursue their goal of playing in the Penn State Blue Band in front of 107,000 Beaver Stadium fans.
On Monday, the Blue Band was treated to a visit from Cole Cullen and Jeff Hughes, the creators of “Making the Blue Band”. They brought with them the Emmy trophy, which, having held it, I can assure you is as legit as any other Emmy.
This is a pretty big deal for WPSU-TV. Having awards of this caliber in their trophy cases will give them a powerful tool in fundraising campaigns, ensuring that they will be able to continue to produce quality television for the foreseeable future.