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June 13, 2013

Local TV director receives award for anti-violence video

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The video was created during the summer with students enrolled in the VIP’s Safe Summer for Youth program.

“It was very rewarding working on this project because the students in this program are really working hard to make a difference,’’ Bowden said. “Some have even expressed an interest in video production, and that is especially exciting with the tremendous opportunities offered to them here at HCTV. They can learn the craft in a supportive, encouraging, and creative environment.’’

Bowden was first exposed to HCTV as a student in the video production class offered by Northern Essex Community College and held in the station’s training room.

“Chris started out with us as a volunteer and then we hired him as a production assistant,’’ said Darlene Beal, executive director. “He quickly worked his way up to program director and is now a full-time employee.’’

Bowden said it is because of HCTV that he has been so successful.

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