National Clarion Award Announced
West by Orphan Train’s producers and Iowa Public Television are among the 2015 winners of the prestigious Clarion Awards. Colleen Bradford Krantz, director, co-producer and co-writer; Clark Kidder, co-producer and co-writer; and Iowa Public Television, which worked in conjunction with the producers on West by Orphan Train, will be given the award by The Association for Women in Communications.
The organization will hand out this year’s 86 Clarion Awards during the AWC’s October conference in Kansas City. Krantz, Kidder and IPTV were recognized for winning the “television documentary program – local or regional.”
West by Orphan Train, which tells of the journeys of several orphan train riders in the early 1900s, was released in 2014. Following its late 2014 television broadcast, it is now available by DVD.