Pasadena Media and Content Partner Innovate Pasadena won a 2021 Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Award from the Alliance for Community Media Western Region in the Underserved Voices category for an episode of “Innovate Pasadena Presents” featuring the deaf engineer from NASA Johanna Lucht.
The episode was hosted and co-produced by Innovate Pasadena Marketing and Event Manager Ka-Yun Lau.
“We at Pasadena Media are very proud to have been chosen by our peers to receive a Video Excellence Award for Underserved Voices. We strive to be inclusive and to serve our entire diverse community. Our focus has always been television for the community, by the community,” said Pasadena Media Executive Director and CEO George Falaradau.
The “Innovate Pasadena Presents” television series features professionals impacting the innovation ecosystem in the arts, design, media, technology, science, astronomy, and entrepreneurship.
The interview hosted by Lau, who is also deaf, focused on the life of Lucht, NASA’s first deaf engineer to take an active role in a NASA control center during a crewed research flight.
The interview was conducted entirely in American Sign Language, but streamed and broadcast live with captioning and voiceover for hearing audiences.
“Innovate Pasadena Presents” airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on Arroyo Channel, on Charter Spectrum Channel 32 in Pasadena and parts of Altadena, and AT&T U-verse channel 99 where it is available throughout Los Angeles County.
Viewers can also stream the program live or on video-on-demand at pasadenamedia.orgthrough the free Pasadena Media app for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV devices, and on Pasadena Media’s social media platforms.
Pasadena Media is the City of Pasadena’s nonprofit community-access television station that provides a wide range of diverse and dynamic local programming for the people and by the people. Pasadena Media also offers hands-on video production experience and professional training.