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Channel 17 honored for Camp Moore documentary

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Channel 17 honored for Camp Moore documentary
Hammond, LA – – The Telly Awards has named Channel 17 as their Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled Camp Moore: Louisiana Organizes for War.

The Bronze award is the second highest award offered by the prestigious Telly organization.

With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor, said FPTV Channel 17 owner Wayne Glascock.

The documentary showcases Tangipahoa's Camp Moore, the largest Confederate training camp in Louisiana and the only one in the United States that is still open to the public. Opened in May 1861 as a site to organize, train and disperse soldiers from Louisiana to all points of the Confederacy, Camp Moore saw as many as 35,000 men cross this ground and then on to places such as Shiloh, Sharpsburg, Manassas, Malvern Hill, Franklin, Atlanta, Mobile, Chattanooga, Cedar Creek, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania, Murfreesboro, Mansfield, Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Port Republic and Petersburg, to name a few. These sons of Louisiana fought in most every major and many minor battles for four long years in the South's bid to attain independence. This film tells that story.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. Channel 17’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

Paul Catalanotto, the director of Camp Moore: Louisiana Organizes for War, said that this film was a joy to make and that he is glad it is getting the attention it deserves.

FPTV 17 is a local station serving the Florida Parishes. It is owned by the Glascock family. Originating from Hammond, LA, the station is seen on cable networks across south Louisiana including Charter Communications, EATEL, AT&T UVerse, and Cox Communications. Live Feed & Video on Demand can be found online at http://www.an17.com .