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OCT TV-16 To Air 2007 Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony

(Washington, DC) On Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 8:00 pm the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television (OCT) will present the 2007 Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony on TV-16. Additionally, OCT will offer a "live" video stream of the awards ceremony on its' website www.oct.dc.gov, enabling real-time viewing of the program by those living outside of the District. OCT will also make the 2007 Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony available for on-demand viewing on its' website.

Produced by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the "Emmys"), the 2007 Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony included many of Washington's most influential and notable broadcast professionals - gathered together on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC - to witness the induction of and celebrate the career achievements of the evening's honorees.

Gold Circle honorees include Joseph "Tex" Gathings, Retired Professor - University of the District of Columbia; Bruce Morton, Retired National Correspondent - CNN; and Max Schindler, Sr., NBC News.

Silver Circle honorees include Samara Martin Ewing, WUSA 9; Pege Gilgannon, WJLA TV; Pat Lawson Muse, WRC/NBC4; John Palmer, Retirement Living Television; Sue Richmond, WETA; Murray Schweitzer, WRC/NBC4; and Doug Wilkes, WTTG.

The Gold Circle honors were established in 2004 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to honor individuals devoting 50 years or more to the broadcasting industry. The Silver Circle honors were established in 1987 to honor individuals devoting 25 years or more to the broadcasting industry.

OCT is the District Government Agency responsible for regulating cable television in the District, as well as the administration of the District's Government Access Channels TV-16 and TV-13 and the District's Education Access Channel DSTV. The mission of TV-16 is to provide information regarding the many programs, services and opportunities made available by the District of Columbia Government. The mission of TV-13 is to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the live and recorded activities of the DC City Council and its various committees. The mission of DSTV is to complement and reinforce the efforts of the District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor and the State Superintendent of Education to achieve improved student learning in every classroom, in every school, in every community; and, to ensure that all students are fully prepared for life after high school. Together these three channels are intended to provide District of Columbia residents access to the activities and processes of their government and public school system.

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