Tune in to CPTV on Sunday, February 15 at 8 p.m. for Nature’s Why I Love Cats and Dogs

Release Date: 02/10/2009

HARTFORD, Conn. (February 9, 2009) – You’ve already bragged to friends and family that your dog or cat is the cutest in the world – now prove it! Send in your best shots of your favorite four-paws to Nature’s “Why I Love Cats and Dogs Photo Contest,” then tune-in with your pets to Nature: Why We Love Cats and Dogs, Sunday February 15 at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV). Funny, touching, and insightful, the program features leading animal experts and frank interviews with pet owners about the intimate relationships they have with their four-legged friends.
 
Submit photos of your fancy felines and cute canines to Nature Online at pbs.org through March 2, 2009. (Please note a Flickr account is needed to submit photos.) Finalists will be announced the week of March 9. Ten runners-up will have their photos showcased on Nature’s pet gallery on the PBS website, and five winners will receive a free DVD of “Why We Love Cats and Dogs.” Contest entries are limited to three photo entries per person. Only photos of cats and dogs will be accepted. For more contest details and on judging, visit Nature Online at pbs.org or http://www.cptv.org
 
Nature: Why We Love Cats and Dogs is a production of THIRTEEN and Golden Egg Productions in association with WNET.ORG for PBS. Broadcast available in HD. Major corporate support for Nature is provided by Canon U.S.A., Inc. and SC Johnson. Additional support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the nation’s public television stations. Nature has won more than 450 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film communities, and environmental organizations – including 10 Emmys, three Peabodys and the first award given to a television program by Sierra Club. Most recently, the series won a Peabody Award for Silence of the Bees. Nature Online pbs.org features full streaming episodes, video podcasts, and behind-the-scenes interviews with filmmakers and producers.
 
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and/or www.wnpr.org.
                                                               
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