The Today in America TV program, an original and diverse cable television show, explores encouraging developments throughout the United States. The production team of Today in America with Terry Bradshaw (www.todayinamericatv.com) has announced a new contest for college students in South Florida. The contest encourages students majoring in television production to produce video clips that showcase the accomplishments of Today in America’s host, football legend and sportscaster Terry Bradshaw. Bradshaw won four Super Bowl titles during his illustrious pro football career, before launching his TV career in 1984.
Today in America Terry Bradshaw producers want to encourage up-and-coming TV producers and reach out to a key demographic with the
The host of Today in America with Terry Bradshaw played professional football for 14 seasons.
contest. “Our show isn’t as well-known in the all-important youth market,” said executive producer Paul Scott. “Since young people have so much to offer our industry, we wanted to start by engaging the students at Florida Atlantic University and surrounding colleges. When our program director, Kyra Burton, came up with this idea, I was excited to challenge these students and to move ahead with the contest launch.”
This educational outreach calls upon students to create 30-second video clips showcasing the greatest moments of Bradshaw’s career. The Today in America production team expects to receive action-packed and thrilling entries from area students. The winning videos will get airplay on the show’s 24-hour a day Livestream channel, and get reviewed by host Terry Bradshaw himself.
To enter the contest, students need to submit their videos by December 7th, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each video entry will receive a review by the show’s production department. Contest judges shall pick three finalists from the entries, and the show will share these on the show’s Facebook fan page. The show’s Facebook fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite finalist from January 3rd to January 10th. The judges for the contest will use the feedback from the Facebook vote and other criteria to choose a winner at the end of January. The winning entry shall be featured on the show’s Livestream channel, through the end of the first quarter 2012, and winners will get free tickets to a Florida Panthers home game.
For Today in America producers, the video contest ties into the company’s focus on education and on technology. “We really don’t know how far a contest like this might go, but since it ties into the education and technology focus of our show, we’re ready to get it started,” said Jim Nicholas, vice president of production.