“A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People,” the landmark exhibit that debuted at Xavier in 2005, continues to draw attention. In November the Xavier University television center received a silver Telly Award—the highest Telly possible—for its 12-minute marketing video promoting the exhibit. Shot while the exhibit was on campus, the video includes narration by WCPO-TV news anchor Clyde Gray.
Established in 1978, the national Telly Awards recognize the best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions. According to the Telly Awards web site, there were more than 13,000 entries—representing all 50 states and five continents—competing for the 2006 awards.
Since leaving Xavier, “A Blessing to One Another” has been on display in Pittsburgh, New York and Washington, D.C. The exhibit is also set to travel to Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Augustine, Los Angeles and Boston, and negotiations are underway to take it to Israel and Poland.