RSU News

August 6, 2010

RSU Public Television Documentary Wins National Award

Rogers State University Public Television was awarded a Bronze Telly for its documentary "Rogers State University: The First 100 Years."

The annual Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. In its 31st year, the competition received nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.

"Due to great editing, videography, narration, writing and archival footage, ‘RSU: The First 100 Years' was destined for recognition," said Dan Schiedel, general manager of RSU Public Television.

The film takes viewers on a 100-year journey through the history of Claremore's School on the Hill. The documentary features seldom-seen photographs and archival footage bringing to life the legacies of each of the institutions that have taken up residence on the campus: Eastern University Preparatory School, Oklahoma Military Academy, Claremore Junior College, Rogers State College, Rogers University and now Rogers State University.

Created for RSU's centennial celebration, the film was written by Sheila Swearingen and narrated by award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis.

"Our producer, Tim Yoder, the RSU Public TV production team, and writer/co-producer, Shelia Swearingen, did an excellent job pulling this project together in time for the university's centennial celebration," Scheidel said.

RSU Public Television is the only full-powered public television station to be licensed to a public university in Oklahoma. The station provides educational and cultural programming and reaches more than a million viewers on 76 cable systems across the state, including Cox Cable channel 19 in Claremore and Tulsa.