Lakeshore PBS, Northwest Indiana’s local public television station, is looking for viewers to submit a 2-3 minute video about their holiday traditions. Lakeshore PBS will gather all the submissions and create a local program Traditions: Spirit of the Holidays. The show will be aired multiple times during the holiday season on Lakeshore PBS.
"People of all ages are making videos now,” said Loren Ellis, TV Operations Manager for Lakeshore PBS. “We are asking them to share videos with us that captures their holiday traditions, whether it is a decking your house out in lights, recreating family recipes or volunteering in your community. We want to see what your family, friends or coworkers do to celebrate the season every year.”
This effort continues Lakeshore PBS’ recent work engaging the community on-air. James A. Muhammad, President and CEO of Lakeshore Public Media, welcomed the opportunity to bring resident perspectives to the Lakeshore PBS airwaves. “We are asking viewers to share what they do to celebrate the holidays,” Muhammad said. “These are truly our friends and neighbors, and while they may represent different walks of life, they all come together to call this region home.”
Muhammad reflected that this community-focused effort is aligned to Lakeshore’s mission to “share unique stories from the region that showcases the diversity of our audience.”
In two of the last three years, Lakeshore PBS has won the Indiana Broadcasters Association‘s Cardinal Award for Community Engagement. In 2017 and again this year, the station was also a finalist for the IBA Station of the Year Award Year in Market 2 (outside Indianapolis), with both year’s honors going to WPTA, the ABC affiliate in Fort Wayne.
Ellis sees this as a fun way to spread the holiday cheer across all of our communities. “This is the season to spread good will," said Ellis. “It’s also a great way to bring our viewers even closer into the Lakeshore PBS fold.”
Please visit www.LakeshorePBS.org/traditions for video tips and submission information, or call Loren at 219-756-5656 for more information. Lakeshore PBS is asking for all video submissions by noon on December 6.
Lakeshore Public Media provides quality local and original programming that educates, enlightens, and informs. Lakeshore Public Media chooses the best of NPR and PBS and other public media providers, broadcasting to millions of homes throughout Northwest Indiana, Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. Lakeshore Public Radio can be heard on 89.1fm. Lakeshore PBS broadcasts its main channel over the air on 56, on Comcast on 17 or 21 (HD Channel 239), on RCN Cable on 44, on Dish Network (HD Channel 6320), AT&T U-verse (HD Channel 1056) and DirecTV on 56.