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Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TV Worldwide, (www.TVWorldwide.com)
since 1999, a pioneering web-based global TV network, in
cooperation with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
announced that the Internet TV PSA Campaign the organizations
produced to raise money for the new Education Center at The Wall
has been awarded a prestigious 2012 1st Place Silver
Telly award. The multiple PSA series features former Secretary of
State and four-star General Colin Powell, Campaign Spokesman and TV
Star Tom Selleck and others. It was unique in its ubiquitous
distribution via broadcast, cable and Internet TV outlets thanks to
assistance TV Worldwide's Internet TV channel supporting the
Vietnam Veterans and The Wall, (www.VVMF.TV), where the PSA
series can be viewed. VVMF TV along with TV Worldwide's Internet TV
channel for veterans, USVets.TV will also
feature a live webcast of this year's Veterans Day Ceremony at The
Wall, celebrating The Wall's 30th Anniversary beginning
at 12:30 PM ET on Sunday, November 11, 2012.
"We wish to thank TV Worldwide and all those involved who helped
make the production and distribution of these campaign PSAs such a
success, especially General Powell and Tom Selleck," commented Jan
Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Fund. "We're confident that this Telly award will generate even
more media interest in these PSAs to help us get the word out on
the importance of building the Education Center at the Wall."
The Education Center at The Wall (www.BuildtheCenter.org)
is a visitors and education facility being built underground on the
National Mall in Washington, D.C., near the Vietnam Veterans and
Lincoln Memorials. The Center will give more context to visitors
about those whose names are on The Wall, showcase some of the more
than 100,000 objects left in tribute at The Wall and recognize this
country's rich legacy of service by honoring those who served in
all of America's wars.
"We are pleased and honored to have been selected along with the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for this distinguished award,"
stated TV Worldwide Chairman and CEO Dave Gardy. "I know I speak
for our staff of award-winning professionals, who've won Tellys in
the past, when I say that this one is our most treasured, because
of its important production purpose in raising money for the
Education Center at The Wall and the precedent it set in
multi-outlet distribution via broadcast, cable and Internet
It was a pleasure to work with the VVMF staff and the on-camera
TV Worldwide's USVets.TV Channel is dedicated to United States
veterans of all services and their families. TV Worldwide and the
USVets.TV channel sponsors salute America's brave men and women
whose sacrifices have preserved our freedom and protected our
national interests around the world. USVets.TV, (www.USVets.TV), archives live
streaming media webcasts and satellite broadcasts that TV Worldwide
produces at VVMF events such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day and
other ceremonies to recognize the contributions of American
veterans and highlight the issues of importance to them.
Viewers should have the Flash player installed to view the content
on USVets.TV, including the Education Center PSAs.
About Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
The Education Center at The Wall is a place on our National Mall
where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be
forgotten. With a groundbreaking planned for November 2012, The
Education Center at The Wall is a multi-million dollar, state-of-
the-art visitor's center and learning facility to be built on the
grounds of the Vietnam Veterans and the Lincoln Memorials. Visitors
will better understand the profound impact the Vietnam War had
their friends and family members, their hometowns and the nation.
The Education Center will feature the faces and stories of the
58,282 men and women on "The Wall," honoring those who fell in
Vietnam, those who fought and returned, as well as the friends and
families of all who served.