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November 3, 2011, Ann Arbor, Michigan---CTN and LWV have won a Philo award in the category of political awareness for its broadcast of the League of Women Voters' County Commissioner District 10, 11 Democratic Primary Candidates Forum at this year's Philo T. Farnsworth Festival of Media Arts Awards. CTN staff members Greg McDonald and Rob Cross worked with the League to produce this program.
Several League programs have brought awards to CTN in recent years, including:
2009 Philo Media Arts Festival, 2nd Place - Ward 5 Primary Candidates Debate, 2007 Philo Media Arts Festival, 1st Place - 5th Ward Primary Candidate Debate 2001 Philo Media Arts Festival, 1st Place - City Council Candidates Forum
Michigan President Jessica Reiser and Ann Arbor Area President Sue Smith.
Member Mary Hathaway and Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje
L to R: Mona Walz, Sunny Morse, Mary Stadel, Eunice Burns, Suzy Morse
Zoe Behnke models suffragette garb to promote the upcoming exhibit at the Washtenaw Historical Society.
L to R: Barbara Clark and Fran Lyman
L to R: Jessica Reiser, Judy Mich and Ann Arbor Councilwoman Maggie Teall
Sue Smith demonstrates an old-style ballot box.
Representative Esch participated via speaker phone (LWV was high tech even then) because he was in Washington working on the energy bill that was passed that year (remember the gasoline shortages of 1973?).
He said that his priorities for the upcoming session of Congress included pension reform, tax reform, housing, education, restructuring Congress, and campaign financing reform. Those are still topics facing our government today.
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