BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED’s “Buffalo’s Voices of Steel” was recently honored with the Best Documentary Program award by the New York State Broadcasters Association at a reception in Bolton Landing, N.Y.
“”Buffalo's Voices of Steel” is another fine example of WNED-TV having the privilege to capture defining aspects of local history,” said Donald K. Boswell, WNED president and CEO. “I am proud of our team for creating a top-notch production that ensures this important era and the people who made it possible in Western New York will not be soon forgotten."
Former steelworkers from Western New York were key players in a dynamic era of a booming blue-collar community. The program reveals how important this industry was to the region and how it helped to forge “The American Dream.” Well-paying jobs offered middle-class prosperity and opportunity for steelworkers and their families — a house and a car, summer vacations and college educations for the next generation.
"Working on “Buffalo's Voices of Steel” was a rewarding experience and to have it recognized is truly an honor,” said Producer Andy Grant. This program tells the stories of real people whose hard work forged an industry and in the process built a community. This award further extends the applause to these individuals for their significant contributions."
“Buffalo’s Voices of Steel,” which aired in September 2010, was produced by Driftwood Productions and WNED Buffalo/Toronto, with support from Western Regional Off Track Betting.
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