Capitol Broadcasting, which owns WRAL, the NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., earned several regional Emmy awards for original programs. This Is Human Trafficking won in the categories of Public Affairs and Promo Spot/Program, while Black Country was honored in the Entertainment category.
Capitol Broadcasting, which owns WRAL, the NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., earned several regional Emmy awards from the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
This Is Human Trafficking won in the categories of Public Affairs and Promo Spot/Program. The latter award honored the promotional trailer for the series.
This Is Human Trafficking is a five-part series that offers a rare look at what trafficking is, how it happens and who is targeted. The docu-drama series uses a unique and compelling storytelling approach to dispel the myths and misconceptions about human trafficking.
Black Country won in the Entertainment category.
Black Country introduces viewers to a Black America they haven’t seen on TV. It’s an African-American culture dedicated to a country lifestyle including horses, trail rides, bush track racing and raising younger generations to value the connection between nature, hard work and each other. Capitol Broadcasting partnered with Keyetta Mangum, Black Country Productions director/creator, to develop the documentary for multi-platform distribution.
Black Country and This Is Human Trafficking have both set viewership records on WRAL’s Streaming Channel for most-viewed on-demand single program and multi-episode series respectively.
Anita Normanly, CBC audience development production manager. said: “The popularity of these shows on our streaming platform proves how vital original programming is in this space. Our audiences already expect WRAL News content of the highest journalistic standards. The popularity of Black Country and This Is Human Trafficking shows us they trust us for compelling, thought-provoking, original content as well.”
Both programs are available on the free WRAL Streaming Channel.
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