LMC-TV held its own version of the Emmy Awards May 17 for community television…where community engagement and involvement is the star power.
LMC-TV Volunteer of the Year is Andrew Rio, who, according to LMC-TV Executive Director Erik Lewis, does anything and everything needed to bring programming to LMC-TV.
Also honored was "Shari’s Art Class" – lessons taught by East Harlem teacher Shari Schwarz – which was named Best New Series. Fran Snedeker’s "Future Choices," her long-running thoughtful series about reproductive rights, was named Best Series.
Hommocks Middle School seventh-grader Asher Collins received the Val Estabrook Award for Outstanding Work in a School Video. Lynne’s Smith’s "Pet Rescue of Larchmont" took the Best Single Program Award and the Best Public Service Announcement Award went to the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department.
State Assemblyman George Latimer received the Mary Anne Sullivan Award for Overall Achievement in Community Television. Latimer has hosted or appeared in 167 LMC-TV shows over the years. Yes–that’s 167. (And remember May 17, 2010 – by three proclamations, it is now George Latimer Day in the Town of Mamaroneck, the Village of Mamaroneck and the Village of Larchmont.)
The awards show was hosted by comic Vincent Graziano (of Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home in Mamaroneck).
Watch the show when it airs again on LMC-TV . It was fast-paced and fun and a great reminder of the wonderful employees, volunteers and programming involved with community television.
Reporter Maura Carlin is on the Board of LMC-TV