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OPB Wins Prestigious Telly Award


Oregon Public Broadcasting has received a prestigious international Silver Telly Award for The Modoc War An Oregon Experience that aired last November on OPB TV.

This one-hour documentary examined The Modoc War of 1872 to 1873, one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history. For nearly seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers in the Klamath Basin in southern Oregon. The film features interviews with Modoc War experts and descendants of tribal members who were involved in the conflict, along with historic images and present-day film of the area where the battles took place.

The Modoc War was produced by Kami Horton and edited by Bruce Barrow.

Watch The Modoc War An Oregon Experience online, anytime at watch.opb.org.

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions and Web commercials. The 33nd annual Telly Awards competition received more than 11,000 entries from all 50 states and many countries around the world. It is a fantastic achievement to be selected for recognition.

About OPB

OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by 120,000 contributors.

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