Total Living Network Garners Three Chicago Midwest Emmy Awards

Ink180Total Living Network (TLN), part of Total Living International, Inc., recently received three Emmy® Awards from the Chicago Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

TLN won the awards in the following categories:

Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs – Topical
INK180: Jerry K. Rose, Greg Bogdan, Executive Producers; Joel Mains, Producer; Nick Alyinovich, Jeff DeVries, Pam Zelek, Associate Producers. TLN 

Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air: Director – Documentary Programs – Topical
Joel Mains – INK180 - TLN

Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air: Editor – Program (Non-News)
Joel Mains, Nick Alyinovich – INK180 - TLN

“I’m pleased with the Three Emmy ® Awards for INK180 and I’m proud of the TLN/FOUR:2Media production team," commented TLN President and CEO Jerry Rose. "They produced an excellent documentary that deserved the recognition.”

INK180 is a gripping and challenging portrait of tattoo artist Chris Baker as he races to make a difference in the lives of former gang members and sex trafficking survivors who are trapped by the tattoos of their past. Chris Baker removes all physical traces of these often life-threatening reminders.

INK180 Producer/Director Joel Mains said, “We’re ecstatic that the first project produced by FOUR:2 Media was able to achieve such high recognition. We hope this will shine a light on these important social issues.”

INK180 will re-air on TLN on Tuesday, November 24, at 9:00 p.m. CT. TLN can be found on Xfinity on Comcast Channel 138 and also via the live web stream provided by

As part of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Chicago/Midwest Chapter is the standard bearer for excellence in the television broadcasting industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious Emmy ® Awards in the Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin region. It is one of the largest and most senior local chapters in the nation, with a proud history of innovation and excellence in the field of broadcast television and beyond.

The 57th Annual Chicago Midwest Emmy ® ceremony was held on Saturday, November 7, at the Redmoon Theater in Chicago. The ceremony was televised that evening on Tribune stations CLTV with WGN’s Pat Tomasulo as host of the two-hour broadcast.

By NRB Staff

Published: , 2020


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