WTCI Wins Emmy For Documentary About Chattanooga's Fallen Five Mural

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the Midsouth Regional Emmy Award winners.  WTCI, the Tennessee Valley’s community PBS station, won in the Documentary/Cultural category for the locally-produced Greater Chattanooga episode “For the Fallen”. 

The team that produced the story included Bo Wheeler (producer), Shaun Townley (executive producer), John Cotton (aerial photography), Emily Compton (associate producer), and Tyler Pugh (photography/audio), as well as interns Jameka Lewis, Matt Vogler and Doug Whitehead. 

On July 16, 2015, Chattanooga endured an unthinkable tragedy when five servicemen were killed. Local artist Kevin Bate worked for 10 months to memorialize those five men in a mural on McCallie Avenue. Greater Chattanooga’s segment, “For the Fallen,” follows Mr. Bate through his process and introduces the five men honored in his art. The mural has become a space for Chattanooga to come together in remembrance, as well as a reminder to the families of the fallen of the impact their loved ones have made on the community. 

WTCI President and CEO Paul Grove expressed pride in his team, saying, “WTCI’s dedicated production staff serves our community every day, telling the stories that make our region unique, educating, engaging and inspiring our neighbors. We are deeply honored to have been able to share this compelling Chattanooga story.”

 



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