KUAC-TV received the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) award for best biography documentary production for “Mr. Alaska: Bob Bartlett Goes to Washington”
Producers from the team accepted the award at an annual ceremony in Las Vegas on Jan. 14.
“I’m proud of what our team here can accomplish, putting forth consistently creative work that furthers our mission to educate every generation by telling stories that would otherwise go untold,” said KUAC general manager Keith Martin. The 60-minute documentary chronicles Bartlett’s political, professional and personal journey as he worked toward Alaska’s statehood. The production team for “Mr. Alaska” included Deb Lawton, Karen Perdue, Claudia Clark, and Deb Lawton (pictured above from left to right) as well as Michael Letzring, Aaron Elterman. Sponsors included New York Life, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and UA Eight Stars of Gold.
“For the fourth time in five years, KUAC has been recognized,” said Clark. “In many ways, the NETA award is the biggest tribute in public TV. Voters are documentary producers from throughout the United States.” KUAC’s award was one of 31 honoring 23 public broadcasters. One judge called the film “a classic and timeless, professional documentary that will be a joy for Alaskans to watch.”