The Narrative Television Network has received many awards and honors for its
outstanding service and innovative technology in serving the blind and visually impaired
1990 Emmy Award
1991 Media Access Award
1993 Golden Georgi Award
1997 Evan Kemp Entrepreneurship Award from the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
1998 Blue Chip Enterprise Award
2000 International Humanitarian of the Year Award
2001 Toastmaster's International Communication and Leadership Award
2006 Reynolds Society Achievement Award, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
2007 Heartland Film Festival Award for The Ultimate Gift
2007 Dove Honor for The Ultimate Gift
2008 Movie Guide Award for The Ultimate Gift
2009 Leader of the Year from the Department of Rehabilitative Services
2011 Judges' Choice Award, New Media Film Festival, for The Lamp
2011 Jim Stovall, NTN founder / president, named Chairman of the Description Leadership Network (DLN), made up of all of the industry providers in the field.
Jim Stovall Named Chairman of DLN
In 2011, NTN founder and president, Jim Stovall, was named Chairman of the Description Leadership Network (DLN), a national initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education to advise and oversee the industry. The DLN is made up of every major producer of description and stakeholder in the field of visual impairments.
Jim Stovall Awarded International Humanitarian Award
In 2000, Stovall was presented the International Humanitarian Award by the Lions Clubs, the largest organization in the world dedicated to serving people who are blind and visually impaired. Fellow recipients of this honor include Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa.
Jim Stovall Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
In 2010, Jim Stovall received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Council of the Blind for his groundbreaking work in accessibility through the Narrative Television Network.
NTN Receives Top Business Honor from U.S. Chamber
The Narrative Television Network
received one of four national awards from the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce when it was honored with the Blue Chip Award. The
Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative was established to identify
entrepreneurs who have dealt successfully with significant
challenges and to make their stories widely available as models for
other small-business people. It also is a tribute to the
millions of small-business owners and managers whose efforts and
commitment have long been vital to the continuing health of our
national economy. The Initiative is sponsored by MassMututal: The Blue Chip Company, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and
Nation's Business magazine. ~Tulsa World article 2008.
NTN Receives Emmy
In 1990, NTN was presented with an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Expanding the Scope of Television through its innovative technique in adding the voice of a narrator to the programming soundtrack.
In 1991, the Media Access Award from
the television and motion picture industry was given to NTN for
The Writers Foundation of America
awarded NTN its Golden Georgi in 1993--its highest honor for script
NTN received recognition for Creative Excellence from the International Film and Video Commission in 1994.
The American Foundation for the Blind has awarded NTN its Robert S. Bray Award.
Since its inception, many of the
recognized leaders in the television, motion picture, and entertainment
industry have served as spokespersons for the Narrative Television Network.
These outstanding individuals have appeared on NTN in interviews, features, and
promotional spots, all of which add a tremendous value to the networks
During the past few years, several prominent entertainers have served as spokespersons for NTNs programming and public service campaigns. These include Ted Turner, Steve Allen, Eddie Albert, Carol Channing, Peter Graves, Andy Williams, and Pat Boone.
The following stars have been interviewed on the Narrative Television Network:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
...and many others.