University Place Television recently earned its third Communicator Award, this time for ‘Health Watch: Secondhand Smoke,’ a talk show designed to inform people of the dangers and consequences of the secondhand smoke epidemic. The segment was produced by Kristina Gundersen and hosted by Linda Seesz.
Seesz believes secondhand smoke is an issue that impacts everyone, not just smokers. “Sometimes people just don’t realize the detriment to their personal health or the health of their families,” states Seesz. She is pleased to be able to disseminate crucial health information to viewers.
So far there are 8 episodes in the Health Watch series, which includes important local health topics such as Dirt Alert, Eating Disorder Awareness, and Dental Health. Health Watch utilizes public health experts from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, the University of Puget Sound and other local public, educational or government institutions to provide viewers with the most current public health information and insight.
The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. The 2008 Communicator Awards received over 8,500 entries evaluated by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
University Place Television can be seen within University Place city limits on Comcast cable channel 21 or Click! cable channel 12. Limited UPTV programming may also be seen on Pierce County’s C-RCC cable channel 22 on Click! and Comcast.
For more information or to provide a Health Watch topic idea, please contact Kristina Gundersen at (253) 460-5441.