WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two world-renowned television programs produced for PBS, A CAPITOL FOURTH and the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, won Silver and Bronze World Medals respectively at this year's New York Festivals® International TV & Film Awards. Both programs were produced by Capital Concerts with Jerry Colbert and Michael Colbert serving as Executive Producers.
The award ceremony, which was held on Tuesday, April 25th, at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Dedicated to both the Television and Film industries, categories mirror today's global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers and talent in the areas of: Animation, Comedy, Corporate, Drama, Documentary, Feature Films, Movie Trailers, Music Videos, News, Promos, Reality TV Drama, Sports, Telenovelas, Webisodes, Best Performance by an Actor/Actress, Special Event, Innovation, Technical Production Team, CSR, Best Screenplay, Video Art, and Best Host.
Capital Concerts Executive Producer Michael Colbert said, "I am deeply honored to accept these awards for the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT and A CAPITOL FOURTH on behalf of my father Jerry Colbert who died on January 3, 2017 at age 74. Jerry's life-long mission was to use the medium of television to make a difference and promote personal and national healing. I will honor my father's memory by continuing to pay tribute to our nation's troops, veterans and military families and by celebrating America's freedom and independence with these patriotic national events at the U.S. Capitol, for many years to come."
Each program broadcasts live nationwide on PBS from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands with millions more globally via the American Forces Network to our troops serving around the world.
The programs are a co-production of Michael Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C. They feature an award-winning production team that includes the top Hollywood talent behind some of television's most prestigious entertainment shows including the GRAMMY AWARDS, COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, TONY AWARDS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and more.
About Capital Concerts
Capital Concerts is the production force behind two of television's longest-running and highest-rated live programs commemorating America's most important holidays. THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the nation's tribute to our men and women in uniform, and A CAPITOL FOURTH, our country's biggest birthday party, have become American traditions that have consistently ranked among the highest rated programs on PBS over the past decade. The holiday specials have been honored with over 80 awards including the New York Film Festival Award, the Telly Award, the Golden Cine Award, the National Education Association Award, the Christopher Award and the Writer's Guild of America Award.
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