Oregon Public Broadcasting has received the prestigious Silver Telly Award for its OREGON EXPERIENCE documentary, “Civilian Conservation Corps” produced by Kami Horton.

The 30th annual Telly Awards competition received over 13,000 entries from the most-respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, interactive agencies and corporations from all 50 states and countries around the world. It is a fantastic achievement to be selected for recognition.

OREGON EXPERIENCE “Civilian Conservation Corps” tells the story of some of the “CCC boys” in Oregon. Recent interviews with former CCC workers, archival film and photos paint a captivating picture of the program that put millions to work on federal and state land for the “prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion, plant, pest, and disease control.” Nationwide, enrollees planted three billion trees and came to be known as the Tree Army. Today, Oregonians continue to enjoy the CCC legacy at parks and forests around the state.

OREGON EXPERIENCE is an ongoing history series co-produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society that brings to life fascinating stories that promote the shared identity of Oregonians. Funding for OREGON EXPERIENCE is provided in part by Ann & Bill Swindells Charitable Trust, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and Oregon Cultural Trust.

To view “Civilian Conservation Corps” or any OREGON EXPERIENCE episode, or for information on the series, go to opb.org/oregonexperience.

About OPB
OPB is the state’s most far-reaching and accessible media resource, providing free access to programming for children and adults designed to give voice to community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world. Every week, over 1.5 million people tune in to or log on to OPB’s Television, Radio and Internet delivered services. As the hub of operations for the state’s Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB serves as the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and homes throughout Oregon. Oregon Public Broadcasting is a statewide network that includes OPB Television, an affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and OPB Radio, presenting local news coverage and the programs of National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI) and American Public Media (APM). The OPB Web site is opb.org.