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WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, Wins National Telly Award for Baseball Documentary

Pensacola, Fla. — WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, has won another National Telly Award. WSRE received a Bronze Telly Award for the historical documentary "Baseball in Pensacola." This honor marks the ninth National Telly Award WSRE has won for original programming since 2008.

"Baseball in Pensacola."
"Over two years were spent researching, which was a fascinating journey that revealed such an interesting and rich history of the sport in our city. WSRE was privileged showcase many of the individuals who made an impact with baseball in Pensacola on local teams as well as those who went on to national fame."

"Baseball in Pensacola" chronicles the rich history of America's favorite sport as it unfolded in America's first city – Pensacola. The film takes viewers back in time to meet teams from the 1800s all the way to the present day capturing the passion for the sport with local legends and baseball greats.

Credits for the documentary include:
Jill Hubbs, producer
Tony Ferguson, director and editor
Scott Brown, writer and consultant
Tracey Burgess, graphics
WSRE production team – Mike Rowan, Ted King and James Roy.
Historic/archival photographs provided by Pensacola Historical Society.

Founded in 1978, the Telly Award is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online film and video. The Telly Award annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, interactive agencies, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards receive over 13,000 entries annually from all 50 states and countries around the world.

About WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast

WSRE is a PBS member station that is locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College Board of Trustees operating as a service of Pensacola State College. The public broadcasting station has been serving the needs of the Gulf Coast community through programming, educational services and outreach since 1967. WSRE produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of its audience. The Educational Services unit for WSRE serves as the connection to teachers, parents, caregivers and children to extend the rich resources found in public television. For more information about WSRE, its services, programs or available resources, visit


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