“Black Jack Pershing: Love and War” honored with Sevareid Award

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Black Jack Pershing: Love and War,” has been honored with an Eric Sevareid Award of Merit for documentary excellence by the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association.

The Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the North Dakota-born and University of Minnesota-educated journalist best known for his work as a correspondent for CBS Radio and Television.

Each year, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association presents the awards to the best work done by broadcast news operations and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in a six-state region on radio, television and online. The six-state region includes Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

“Black Jack Pershing: Love and War” chronicle’s the life of World War I General John J. Pershing. It was directed by Bernard “Barney” McCoy, a professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. CoJMC professor of practice Luis Peon-Casanova was the documentary’s primary videographer.

The Broadcast Education Association also presented the documentary with an Award of Excellence this month at its national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Black Jack Pershing: Love and War,” is a co-production of Painted Rock Productions and NET, Nebraska’s PBS station. Production support for the documentary was provided by CoJMC, Humanities Nebraska, UNL’s Research Council, Lowell Vestal, Sandra Pershing, and the Hitchcock Foundation.

For more details contact: PershingLoveandWar@gmail.com


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