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April 29, 2004

“the connection” Wins HTLA First Amendment Award

HoustonPBS (KUHT-TV) weekly primetime show "the connection" won the Houston Trial Lawyers Association Annual First Amendment Award. The award was presented for the “best use of freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.” “the connection” was recognized for its body of work over the past year.

Highlights of “the connection’s” work over the past year include a special three-part series of mayoral debates. “The People’s Debate” series offered citizens an unprecedented opportunity to shape the campaign dialogue in Houston’s mayoral race.

“the connection’s” managing producer, Julie Coan, leads a team of award-winning producers, including Patricia Gras, Laura Lucas and Ernie Manouse, who anchors the show.

HoustonPBS is licensed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents and is a service of UH.