Story in the Public Square receives second Telly Award
“Story in the Public Square” has been awarded bronze for best political/commentary in television for the 40th annual Telly Awards. This is the second consecutive Telly Award win for the show, which is an initiative to “study, celebrate and tell stories that matter.”
The show’s creators and hosts are Jim Ludes from Salve Regina’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy and G. Wayne Miller from the Providence Journal, who sit down each week with talented storytellers and scholars to make sense of the narratives shaping public life in the United States.
Sabrina Dridje, managing director of the Telly Awards, said the award for Story in the Public Square “is a tribute to the talent and vision of its creators.” The show was honored, specifically, for its 2018 episode on the death penalty featuring Sister Helen Prejean, the author of “Dead Man Walking.”
“We are passionate in our belief that story has the power to shape the world,” said Ludes, who is executive director of the Pell Center. “It’s a privilege to share stories that matter with the world, and we’re humbled to be recognized for this work.”
“The team we work with is world-class,” Miller said. “Everyone we work with at Rhode Island PBS, the entire crew behind the cameras, is dedicated to sharing these stories and these storytellers with the widest audience possible. We’re proud to accept this honor on the team’s behalf.”
Story in the Public Square airs on 239 public television stations across the United States in 460 broadcasts every week. Locally, the show can be seen on Rhode Island PBS on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.
The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens as judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, BuzzFeed and A&E Network.