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PEGTV wins national award


The Access News magazine team produced a segment about the Rutland H.S. GIN conference that won a national award. Pictured (l-r): Amber Dumas Patch, Amanda Wheeler and Daniel Appelt.

RUTLAND—Rutland Regional Community Television (PEGTV) is a winner of the national 2016 Hometown Media Awards from the Alliance for Community Media (ACM). PEGTV earned the award for its entry in the division for Professional Access Center: Community Events-Activism/Rallies category.

PEGTV’s Access news magazine is the recipient of this national recognition for the “Rutland High School Global Issues Network [GIN] Conference” segment, produced by the Access team of Amanda Wheeler, Amber Dumas Patch and Daniel Appelt. The segment highlights students learning about different global issues through workshops and service learning.

“The two-part ‘Global Issues Network Conference’ story had a lot of moving parts and took a concerted effort to organize and execute,” said Amanda Wheeler, Access host and producer.

“From workshops about Project VISION, global warming and how not to be a bullying bystander to the service learning portion of the day, Access had cameras throughout the city to capture it all,” she continued.

“Highlighting the GIN conference is one example of why Access exists. Our show was created to highlight the good people and positive things happening in Rutland County. It’s only fitting that we focus on the future of our hometown through the lenses of students who will one day be the leaders we all hope to learn from.”

Access airs on PEGTV channel 15 on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and online via’s video-on-demand player.

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