March 20, 2018

James A. Smith Sr.





Total Living Network Receives 2018 NRB Television Program of the Year Award for Faith Chicago

Debra Fraser accepting the award for TLNNASHVILLE (NRB) – Total Living Network (TLN) received the 2018 NRB Television Program of the Year Award for Faith Chicago on Friday, March 2, at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

The NRB Television Program of the Year Award recognizes a program that demonstrates a unique vision and commitment to innovation and quality. The program must have a solid biblical worldview and demonstrate a compelling use of the television medium from both artistic and technical standpoints. The program should engage the culture in a compelling way and demonstrate an ability to expand a Christ-centered influence in the culture.

Total Living Network is a media company that produces and provides compelling family programming from a biblical worldview. TLN’s mission is to direct people to Christ and provide resources for a vibrant relationship with Him. TLN considers electronic communications to be a strategic tool for communicating the Gospel to a world in desperate need of Jesus Christ. TLN delivers programming via broadcast on its owned and operated stations; through cable, satellite, broadband/internet, and digital methods; and through syndicated television stations nationwide and internationally. 

Too often, only the bad news is reported on television. But much good is also happening that no one hears about. Faith Chicago highlights the issues, events, and people in the faith community who are impacting the city to bring positive change to Chicagoland. Faith Chicago creatively uses interviews, music, supporting visuals, and editing to communicate the topics and events it covers in order to engage the culture. Faith Chicago supports the faith community of Chicago – seeking to unite, encourage, and strengthen as together they work and pray for God to meet Chicagoland’s deepest needs.   

The Television Station of the Year Award was one of 26 awards that were presented during Proclaim 18, which took place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. For the complete list of 2018 award recipients, click here.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth, promote media excellence, and defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. The next Convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, March 26-29, 2019. For more information, go to




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