Being the recipient of any award is a great honor only reserved for a select few, but winning a Telly award is a feat so magnificent that only the very best video productions in the history of television can boast having won one. Today in America TV belongs to that illustrious group by winning not one, but an astounding eight Telly awards in the past year alone.

For almost 35 years, the Telly Awards have recognized those that have made outstanding contributions to local, regional and cable TV. Shows are judged in a variety of criteria, including content, production value, technical direction and presentation. Today in America TV was nominated not because they it excels in one area, but because it entertains and informs millions of viewers by relaying honest and engaging accounts of the lives of mainstream Americans.

Today in America’s popularity begins and ends with its charismatic host Terry Bradshaw. A four time Super Bowl Champion and two-time MVP, Bradshaw is most widely known for his role as a sports broadcaster and analyst for CBS. His unique perspective as a player has earned him a legion of fans, many of whom cite his humorous and modest demeanor as both welcoming and captivating. Terry brings his brand of enthusiasm and motivation to anything he does, and as the host of Today in America he serves as a gateway to the inspiring stories depicted on the program.

As for the stories themselves, they focus on the lives of average citizens accomplishing extraordinary feats. Doctors, scientists, businessmen, even stay at home moms have been the focal point of episodes, providing viewers with an intimate portrait of the kind of people who make the United States the greatest country in the world. All footage is
filmed on location, which serves to provide an immersive atmosphere to the viewer at home.

Today in America received Telly’s for its work with ShipConstructor Software, Inc., a company that designs and creates specialized sea vessels, and for a piece on Airstreams Renewables, Inc. The latter received a Silver Telly, which is the higher honor the awards committee can bestow upon a production.