Delta College employees take home the Emmys for locally-produced docs

The awards are piling up for a Q-TV documentary about the Vietnam War.

Earlier this year in February, Vietnam Voices: Mid-Michigan Remembers the Vietnam War won a 2018 Broadcast Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, taking home the statue for Best in Category: Documentary.

Now the documentary has a second feather to put in its cap.

Q-TV producer and director Bob Przbylski is the recipient of an Emmy Award for his production of the Vietnam doc, winning the award in the Historical Documentary category at the 41st annual awards ceremony presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences--Michigan chapter.

After five nominations, it’s Przbylski’s first Emmy Award.

The award ceremony was held on Saturday, June 15 at SoundBoard Theater in Detroit.

The film features 31 local residents reflecting on their own experiences in the Vietnam War era, 21 of whom are Vietnam veterans. Others include anti-war protesters, soldiers’ families, and two Vietnamese immigrants.

Topics covered include Agent Orange, the anti-war movement, television news coverage of the war and its impact, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, the Vietnam War Memorial, and more.

Przbylski wasn’t the only Delta College employee to take home an Emmy Award this year. Q-TV is the Delta College Public Broadcasting station.

Delta College associate professor of electronic media Kim Wells won an Emmy Award for her documentary My Two Brothers, her second such award. Wells won the award in the Editor--Program (Non-News) category.

Wells’s film delves deep into the lives of two former police officers, each of whom survived gun shot wounds to the head, though in separate incidents. Wells follows former Detroit police officer Lloyd Michael "Mike" Todd and former Pontiac police officer Charlie Johnson in their recovery efforts.

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