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Student Voices programming wins three regional Emmy Awards

Comcast MetroBeat TV, which broadcasts in the Denver area, recently won three Emmy Awards for programming affiliated with Student Voices, an initiative of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Singled out for recognition by the Heartland Regional Emmy Awards were “Student Voices: Teen Suicide” for the best Children/Youth program; “Student Voices: Dying to Be Thin” for the best Informational/Instructional Program, and “Student Voices: PeaceJam Special” for the best Special Event Coverage.

The awards are given each year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in regional U.S. television markets. Comcast MetroBeat, a two-year-old community television network, is a joint project of Comcast and Denver Metro area municipalities.

The Emmy awards will join others garnered recently by Student Voices, including a 2006 Heartland Regional Emmy for the best Children/Youth program; a 2006 CableWorld Award for best Youth Programming; a 2007 New York Festivals Bronze World Medal for best Teen programming; a 2007 Bronze Telly Award for best Teen Television Special, and a 2007 MADD Media Award for best Community Awareness Programming.