WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Two world-renowned television programs produced for PBS, A CAPITOL FOURTH and the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAYCONCERT won Bronze World Medals at this year’s New York Festivals® International TV & Film Awards. Both programs are produced by Capital Concerts with Jerry Colbert and Michael Colbert serving as Executive Producers.
The award ceremony, which was held on Tuesday, April 14th, at the 2015 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.
Celebrating his now 35(th) anniversary, Capital Concerts Executive Producer Jerry Colbert said, “I am very proud of the fact that A CAPITOL FOURTH is the highest rated Special on PBS and that our NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT is now regarded as the national memorial service for our entire nation. Our mission is to unite the country in remembrance and appreciation of those fallen and to serve those that are grieving.”
Each program broadcasts live nationwide on PBS from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol with a concert audience of over 300,000 and millions more globally via the American Forces Network to our troops serving around the world.
The programs are a co-production of Jerry Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C. Executive producers Jerry Colbert and Michael Colbert have assembled an award-winning production team that features the top Hollywood talent behind some of television’s most prestigious entertainment awards shows. The team includes: Emmy award-winning producer Walter C. Miller, whose credits include the GRAMMY AWARDS and COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; and award-winning director Paul Miller whose credits include THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
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 70 awards including the New York Film Festival Award, the Telly Award, the Golden Cine Award, the Videographer Award, the National Education Association Award, the Aurora Award, the Christopher Award, the Communicator’s Award, the AXIEM Award, the Omni Award and the Writer’s Guild of America Award.