How is a basilica constructed? Daybreak TV Productions decided to look into this question with the documentary “Building a Basilica” and now they’ve received The Videographer Award of Excellence. read more...
On Sunday, Jan. 19, WKBW-TV Channel 7 broadcast “Building a Basilica,” the story of the challenging construction of a national shrine through vast archive materials including hundreds of letters from Father Baker. The program is narrated by television and movie actor Brian Dennehy, a 1999 Tony Award winner for his portrayal of Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman.” Funding was provided by an anonymous source.
The Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine, in Lackawanna, New York, was
built from 1921 to 1926, and stands as a monument of one man’s faith and devotion
to the Blessed Mother Mary. Msgr. Nelson Baker, also known as “Padre of the Poor,”
was well known in the Western New York area for his charitable institutions for orphans and the poor. At the age of 79, Father Baker teamed up with Emile Uhlrich, a French
born architect, to build a magnificent shrine. Soon after its completion Our Lady of Victory was officially designated the second minor basilica in the United States.
In addition to the Award of Excellence Daybreak has also received a Videographer Award of Distinction for the ‘Our Daily Bread’ program titled “Relics”. Our Daily Bread is a half hour cooking show hosted by Fr. Paul D. Seil that broadcasts monthly on WKBW-TV Channel 7 on the second Saturday of each month. The show is in its 17th season and has won multiple awards.
The Videographer Awards is an international awards program directed by communication professionals to honor talented individuals and companies in the video production field. The Videographer Awards is designed to identify communication professionals who are raising the standards of the industry and to give winners and their clients the recognition that the work they are producing is outstanding and highly regarded by their peers.