‘Turning the Tide’ documentary honored
Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s documentary “Turning the Tide” received a 2012 Golden CINE Award in the Information Category.
“Turning the Tide” presents an in-depth and up-to-date examination of Louisiana’s ongoing coastal land loss and the solutions proposed. Released in 2011, the documentary features more than 50 scientists, policymakers, and leaders providing a comprehensive view of the problem and strategies and includes recent research from the Mississippi River flood of 2011.
Christina Melton served as senior producer for the project and Liz Barnes was the producer. Rex Q. Fortenberry was the videographer and editor for the documentary. The project was funded by a grant from the McKnight Foundation and by the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting.
WBRZ adds Kozinko
Noah Kozinko is the new marketing director at WBRZ-TV.
Prior to joining WBRZ, Kozinko worked as a creative manager and award-winning producer. Most recently, he was a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers marketing team, where he focused on community events and increasing the fan base. Prior to that, Kozinko managed the promotion efforts at WWL-TV in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and Action News in Jacksonville, Fla.
LPB adds to website
Louisiana Public Broadcasting has launched a new section on its website, http://www.lpb.org/news, that will allow Internet users to access the latest state, local and international news on one site.
In addition to LPB’s programs “Louisiana: The State We’re In” and “Louisiana Public Square,” the LPB News Desk also provides access to two LPB-affiliated news consortiums: GulfWatch and the Southern Regional Education Desk, which provide news from PBS affiliates in the Southern states.
The LPB News Desk also allows users to link to the National Public Radio site and Louisiana public radio affiliates WRKF in Baton Rouge, Red River Radio in Shreveport and WWNO in New Orleans.
All seven of the state’s largest newspapers also have links on the page including: The Advocate, (Alexandria) Daily Town Talk, Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Lake Charles American Press, Monroe News-Star, The Times in Shreveport and the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.
Coming to Cox4
The new, half-hour weekly series “The Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Review” will debut on Cox4 (cable Channel 4) in August.
The show, produced by BCS Productions, of Vidalia, will highlight regional discoveries and acquisitions in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast area with a national perspective.
Host is M.L. “Binky” Vines, a veteran acquisition and land management executive in the oil and gas industry.
Worth a look
SHARK WRANGLERS: 9 p.m. Sunday, History (cable Channel 47). The new series follows ocean explorer and fisherman Chris Fischer as he undertakes one of the most ambitious shark expeditions in history to research the massive Great White Sharks.
FOUR HOUSES: 9 p.m. Monday, TLC (cable Channel 48). The new competition series has four design-obsessed homeowners critiquing each other’s houses, then rating them for originality, style and livability. The homeowner with the highest total score wins $10,000, and will be featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
A CAPITOL FOURTH: 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, WLPB, Channel 27 (cable Channel 12). Airing live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the concert will include an Olympic tribute to Team USA with Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno and John Williams conducting his “Olympic Fanfare,” and performances by Phillip Phillips, Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, Megan Hilty, Javier Colon, Josh Turner, Kool & the Gang, Russell Watson, Amber Riley and the National Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jack Everly. A massive fireworks displays tops off the celebration.
THE CLOSER: 8 p.m. July 9 TNT (cable Channel 28). The Kyra Sedgwick-starring series begins its six final episodes, leading up to the series finale on Aug. 13. In the final episodes, Sedgwick’s police detective, Brenda Leigh Johnson, thinks she has finally cornered her longtime nemesis, lawyer and suspected rapist and murderer Philip Stroh. But will it cost her her career?
PERCEPTION: 9 p.m. July 9, TNT (cable Channel 28). Eric McCormack stars in the new drama series as an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia. He’s recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Also starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Arjay Smith and Kelly Rowan.
Louisiana Public Broadcasting and WBRZ provided information for this column. Television stations with news about programming, on-air reporters or personalities should fax information to (225) 388-0351 or email jbergeron@ theadvocate.com.