Cincinnati, OH (May 21, 2014) – The 35th Annual Telly Awards has named the television program Facing Life Head-On as a winner of two Bronze Telly Awards for the episode The Widows of Ethiopia. The awards were granted in the categories of Cultural TV Program and Social Responsibility TV Program.
The Widows of Ethiopia is both an informative and emotional journey that follows the lives of impoverished and abandoned widows. The program profiles the work of Adoption Ministry 1:27, an outreach of the Ethiopian Youth With a Mission, which provides sponsorships through donors in the US. The ministry takes care of the widows’ basic physical needs of food, shelter, clothing and medication. In addition, spiritual nurturing is also given, which is a profound encouragement to the women.
Host and Executive Producer Brad Mattes, stated, “We strive to share life-affirming stories that change lives through Facing Life Head-On. Widows of Ethiopia demonstrates the shared care for the most vulnerable of humanity that exists throughout the world. It is an honor to accept these Telly awards, which are a testament to the quality of our programming as it is recognized for excellence by accomplished leaders in the industry.”
About Facing Life Head-On: Produced in Cincinnati, Ohio, Facing Life Head-On is a 30-minute news magazine style program broadcasted to over 100 million homes on various television networks. Fusing education with entertainment, the show promotes the value of innocent human life at all stages. The broadcast covers topics such as adoption, disabilities, abortion, stem cell treatments, medical technologies and end-of-life care. Facing Life Head-On is a multi-Emmy® Award winner, for excellence in Interview and Discussion Programming in 2010 and 2013 and Specialty Programming in 2012.
About Life Issues Institute: Life Issues Institute is dedicated to changing hearts and minds of millions of people through education, the foundation for pro-life political and legislative victories. For over 23 years, organizations and individuals around the world have depended upon Life Issues Institute to provide the latest pro-life information and effective tools to protect innocent human life from womb to tomb.