Frank Burns                                Photo provided.                                Frank Burns

Frank Burns Photo provided. Frank Burns

WhidbeyTV nominated for regional Emmy award

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:05pm
  • Life

WhidbeyTV has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award for a 30-minute documentary the company produced last year on Whidbey Island World War II veteran, Frank Burns, according to a press release.

Nominated in the “historical documentary” category, the film tells the story of Burns’ war experiences, which span from the beginning to nearly the end of America’s role in the conflict. Burns was at Pearl Harbor during the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing and he served on the front lines through the liberation of Dachau, one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious concentration camps.

WhidbeyTV is a service of Whidbey Telecom that provides free video streaming.

The documentary from Whidbey Telecom Executive Producer and co-CEO George Henny was produced by Patricia Friedman with production by Dan Germano.

Called “Our Whidbey Veterans: From Pearl Harbor to Dachau with Frank Burns,” the documentary premiered on WhidbeyTV May 21, 2018.

“Burns’ candid descriptions of his life, coupled with historical photos and poignant video clips, makes for a film that is both emotional and engaging,” Whidbey Telecom co-CEO Julia Henny said. “We are thrilled to be nominated and so proud to share Mr. Burns’ story.”

Bestowed by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science, the nomination acknowledges broadcast excellence in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington state.

Winners will be announced at the Northwest Regional Emmy Awards Gala on June 8 in Seattle.

WhidbeyTV is a service of Whidbey Telecom and provides free video streaming via WhidbeyTV.com. Whidbey Telecom delivers innovative communications solutions to its customers and communities, serving residential and commercial customers on Whidbey Island, Point Roberts and Hat Island.

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