Masterpiece producer to speak at Be More Awards Tuesday

Masterpiece producer to speak at Be More Awards Tuesday

March 2nd, 2012 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

IF YOU GO

What: 2012 WTCI Be More Awards.

When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St.

Admission: $65.

Phone: 702-7814.

Website: www.BeMoreAwards.com.

Today is the final day to buy tickets for the 2012 WTCI Be More Awards ceremony at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Tuesday.

The ceremony and luncheon will feature guest speaker Rebecca Eaton, the executive producer of the Masterpiece series on PBS.

The event is sponsored by local PBS member station WTCI-TV 45, and the nationally recognized awards focus attention on those who offer everyone opportunities to "Be More."

"It is fitting to have one of the most influential people of 2011 speak at an event honoring the organizations that have such a positive impact in our community," said Paul Grove, WTCI president and CEO.

"Rebecca Eaton will undoubtedly share a dynamic, inspirational message as we come together to celebrate the champions that encourage all of us to be more."

Eaton was named one of Time magazine's Most Influential People of 2011. During her 25-year tenure with PBS, she has brought to American audiences such Masterpiece works as "Sherlock," "Upstairs Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey," which drew an audience of more than 13 million viewers.

She also oversaw a complete rebranding of the series, which has earned 34 Primetime Emmy Awards, 17 Peabody Awards, a Golden Globe and two Academy Award nominations.

Be More Awards will be offered in nine categories, each honoring a different aspect of making a positive difference in the lives of people within the WTCI viewing area.

FINALISTS

Be More ... Artistic

Arts & Culture Award

Chattanooga Kids on the Block

Friends of the Festival

Orange Grove Center, Inc.

Be More ... Collaborative

Partnership Award

Creative Discovery Museum

Volunteers in Medicine

YMCA

Be More ... Entertaining

Special Events Award

Ballet Tennessee

Memorial Health Care System

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Be More ... Innovative

Innovation Award

Ballet Tennessee

Chattanooga Kids on the Block

Tri State Therapeutic Riding Center

Be More ... Impactful

Local Service Award

Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County

Creative Discovery Museum

Greater Chattanooga Area American Red Cross

Be More ... Knowledgeable

Educational Outreach Award

Chattanooga Kids on the Block

Medical Foundation of Chattanooga

Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies

Be More ... Encouraged

Judges' Choice Award

(All applicants are considered)

Be More ... Engaging

People's Choice Award

Alzheimer's Association

Ballet Tennessee

Chattanooga's Kids on the Block

Creative Discovery Museum

Junior League of Chattanooga

Junior Achievement of Chattanooga

Medical Foundation of Chattanooga

Open Arms Care

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga

Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center