The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional and cable television programs and commercials, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Since 1978, their mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.

This year’s 32nd Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.    Travelscope is honored to have been awarded The Telly’s highest honor – a Silver Telly Award in the Film / Video category for “Crossing the Swiss Alps,” which is airing on PBS television stations nationwide as part of Travelscope’s 4th season.

Distributed in the United States by American Public Television to more than 500 PBS stations and world-wide by Pop Twist Entertainment, Travelscope’s Crossing the Swiss Alps and 64 other Travelscope episodes may be seen on PBS and are available on Amazon’s Video on Demand.
Additionally, Travelscope was honored with three Bronze Telly Awards for Guatemala – Seeking the Past in Tikal and Yaxha; New Brunswick, Canada’s Acadian Festival; Germany’s Winter Carnival.

Executive Producer and Host Joseph Rosendo is a member of the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers. In addition to this year’s Silver Telly Award, Joseph is the recipient of an Emmy nomination, 7 Telly Awards, Canada’s Globe and Mail Travel Media Award and Northern Lights Broadcast Awards, as well as several Lowell Thomas Journalism Awards for video and audio broadcasts and numerous awards from the Society of American Travel Writers. Joseph is also the recipient of the Medaille d’Or du Tourisme from the French Government.

Producer and Marketing Director Julie Rosendo is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In addition to this year’s Silver Telly Award, Julie is the recipient of an Emmy nomination, 7 Telly Awards, a Lowell Thomas Journalism Award for video broadcast, the PBS Award for Advertising & Promotion, as well as 5 PBS Awards for Excellence.

In its 6th season of production, Travelscope Television is underwritten by DK Eyewitness Travel Guides and Rosetta Stone Ltd. Travelscope videos, blogs, pod casts, eMagazines and background information can be found online at For more information, photos and interview opportunities contact Julie Rosendo at