‘Digging Into The Future: Armenia’ Wins Telly Awards’ Highest Cultural Honor


TravelProgramNEW YORK — “Travelscope’s” archaeology special, “Digging Into The Future: Armenia,” won a Silver Telly Award in the Cultural Programing category. The show also received a 2016 Emmy nomination for directing.

Directed and Hosted and by Joseph Rosendo, “Digging Into The Future” was produced by the Emmy-winning team behind the PBS series, “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope.”

Rosendo joined archaeologists from UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology on a journey through Armenia. During this adventure he crisscrossed Armenia to ancient sites where some of the world’s oldest artifacts have been discovered. In keeping with the show’s focus on cultural connections, Rosendo talked to the locals in roadside fruit stands, riverside wine stalls and bustling markets. He was welcomed into their homes to witness traditional artisans at work and join in religious and communal celebrations that inspire, enlighten and reveal the Armenian heart and soul.

“After producing nine seasons of ‘Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope,’ it’s particularly gratifying that ‘Digging Into the Future’ has received this recognition,” states Rosendo. “Winning the Silver Telly for Digging in the Cultural category confirms our belief that no matter the subject featuring people and their culture touches the hearts and minds of our viewers.”

He also announced that, “In order to expand the show’s initial reach, the one-hour special will air as two half-hour episodes in Season 9 of “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope” scheduled for release this November on PBS throughout the United States and Canada.

The Travelscope Team thanked the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and Kazanjian Foundation for their support of the initial national broadcast of “Digging Into the Future: Armenia.”

The Telly Awards honor the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs – receiving nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. Since 1979, their mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting and supporting creativity.

In addition to three 2016 Telly Awards, “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope” has been previously honored with 34 Tellys. “Travelscope” has also won four National Emmys and received 14 Emmy