July 24, 2006
WCNC-TV Wins 2006 National Gabriel Award
Mike Redding and Andy Benton win in "Short Feature" Category
Charlotte -- WCNC-TV is proud to announce the award of a 2006 National "Gabriel". Feature reporter and "Carolina Traveler" Mike Redding and photojournalist Andy Benton were honored in the Short Feature category for their piece entitled "Family Union". Mike and Andy's work can be seen on "The Carolina Traveler" each Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Much more on Mike, Andy and Carolina Traveler program topics and destinations can be found on WCNC.com.
From the Catholic Academy website catholicacademy.org: "The Catholic Broadcasters Association (CBA) created the Gabriel Awards in 1965, to 'recognize outstanding artistic achievement in a television or radio program or series which entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity and a true visiion of life.' Members hoped to influence the values broadcast into our homes."
"The single most important criterion of a Gabriel winning program or film is its ability to uplift and nourish the human spirit. A Gabriel-worthy program or film affirms the dignity of human beings; it recognizes and upholds universally-recognized human values such as community, creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion and the dedication to excellence."
WCNC-TV is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,700 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.