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TruthQuest: California earns 3 Telly awards for FamilyNet

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)– Southern Baptists’ “TruthQuest: California” teen reality series earned three honors given by the 24th Annual Telly Awards, FamilyNet Television announced Feb. 18.

The three Tellys awarded to TruthQuest include two silver Tellys for the “Blind Faith” and “Impact Zone” episodes and a bronze Telly for the “Like Night and Day” episode.

The Telly Awards recognize outstanding non-network and cable commercials, film and video productions. The Telly has become one of the most sought-after awards in the TV, commercial and video industry.

The 13-week TruthQuest series, which premiered in October, currently is in its second run on FamilyNet Television, the cable/broadcast arm of the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board. The series also received the People’s Choice Award at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Tenn., in February.

TruthQuest: California was jointly produced by Baptist Press, the Southern Baptist Convention’s news service; FamilyNet; and the B&H Publishing Group of LifeWay Christian Resources, which publishes the TruthQuest line of student discipleship resources. NAMB’s multi-city summer missions outreach World Changers assisted as a series sponsor.

In addition to the TruthQuest honors, FamilyNet earned 10 other Tellys for such programs as “At Home-Live” and the “True Love Waits Rally.”

“Much of the network’s appeal comes from our quality original programming,” said FamilyNet president David W. Clark. “We are honored to be recognized by the Telly Awards for the original programs we broadcast and proud of the talented and creative producers and crew that work here.”

FamilyNet provides wholesome, fun, values-based entertainment for all ages. Appealing family programs include kids’ series, original concerts, comedy, crafts, health and live talk along with movies and inspirational shows.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, FamilyNet Television is a 24-hour television network airing more than 50 hours of original values-based programs weekly. FamilyNet currently reaches more than 31 million potential TV households and is available on cable systems and broadcast stations nationwide.

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