ORANGE COUNTY CABLE SYSTEMS HONORED
Two Orange County cable systems are among the 28 winners of local programming awards handed out at the National Cable Television Assn. (NCTA) convention in Las Vegas.
The NCTA’s System Award for Cable Excellence for a single program in the category of children’s programming was given to “Finding Home,” an original musical theatrical show produced by Michael Dixon at Dimension Cable in Laguna Niguel. The ACE award for a single program in the category “About Sports” went to “The Great American Race 1984,” a documentary produced by Lisa Yale at Group W of Buena Park about the annual antique automobile race from North Hollywood to New York City.
The CBN cable channel will show the 60-minute System ACE awards ceremony at 8 p.m. June 30. In the 1985 competition, 245 cable systems submitted 748 entries. Seven programs produced by California cable systems won ACE awards.
Maureen File, director of programming and community affairs at Dimension cable, said that “Finding Home,” which was produced in conjunction with South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, will be shown on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. and June 16 at 6 p.m. on Dimension Cable Channel 3. The program, a parable about a California surfer who surfs to the fictional “Aboland,” where customs and language are different, examines the issue of the recent influx of immigrants to Southern California.