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2000 - Media Award - Television Single Segment - Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson, KOTV Channel 6 in Tulsa, accepts his 3rd consecutive Award of Excellence
Scott Thompson is the Oklahoma Traveler, reporting for KOTV, Channel 6 news in Tulsa. He helps his viewers understand various environmental issues that are important for Oklahoma. He called attention to an ecosystem called The Crosstimbers, which surrounds Tulsa, and he focused on the efforts to dedicate the area as a national preserve. He spoke with an OSU zoologist whose mission is to educate people about the American Crow, a bird who, despite its usually bad press, plays an important role in the balance of nature. He tackled subjects like light pollution, urban sprawl, and the importance of tree planting. Thompson also seeks out little-known state parks and other natural areas, encouraging his viewers to visit them and take advantage of what Oklahoma has to offer. SCOTT THOMPSON CONSISTENTLY REPORTS GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S ENVIRONMENT!