On September 26 I reported that Arizona Public Media had been nominated for 14 Emmy awards in the Rocky Mt. Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (click here). Here’s yesterday’s press release.
Tucson, Ariz. – October 17, 2011 – Arizona Public Media’s PBS-HD Channel 6 received five Emmy® Awards for television broadcast over the last year and tied for sixth overall (commercial and non-commercial stations) in the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. On a state, non-commercial, level, PBS-HD 6 tied with KAET 8 in Phoenix with five awards.
“These awards for quality and creativity speak volumes about what we produce for people in Southern Arizona,” said Jack Gibson, Director and General Manager of AZPM. “Our job is to share these great stories with the rest of the world, and this recognition shows we’re accomplishing that goal.”
For inquiring minds: commercial stations KOLD 13 received six awards and KGUN 9 received one.
PBS-HD Channel 6 – Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards
Awards By Category:
Historic/Cultural – News Single Story – For excellence in coverage of subjects that emphasize historical, cultural or ethnic issues or topics:
*Neon Artistry (Arizona Illustrated) Luis Carrion
Documentary – Cultural – For excellence in the creation of a formal, structured television presentation
with dramatic impact of an event, condition or situation of current, cultural and/or historical significance.
*Secrets of the Divine: The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo Sooyeon Lee
Information/Instructional – For excellence in presentation of stories from a regularly scheduled program, series or special whose prime purpose is to be instructional; to teach formally or informally about a subject or subjects.
*WaveLengths: Scientific Voyage Pamela White & Daniel Duncan
Writer – Program (Non-News) – For excellence in a specific television discipline demonstrating the skills of one or more individuals.
*Unforgettable: The Korean War Thomas Kleespie
*Secrets of the Divine: The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo Sooyeon Lee & Kimberly Craft
Awards by Program:
*Arizona Illustrated –Daily News Magazine program – 1 award
*Neon Artistry (Arizona Illustrated) – Luis Carrion
Historic/Cultural – News Single Story
*Secrets of the Divine: The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo – 2 awards
Cultural – Sooyeon Lee
Writer – Sooyeon Lee & Kimberly Craft
*Unforgettable: The Korean War – 1 award
Writer – Program (Non-News) – Thomas Kleespie
*WaveLengths Series – 1 award
Scientific Voyage – Pamela White & Daniel Duncan
The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a membership organization dedicated to excellence in television by honoring exceptional work through the prestigious Emmy® Award. This organization is the only professional association representing television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for individuals dedicated to advancing the art and science of television. The Chapter region serves Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Centro, California.
Media Contact: Sue DeBenedette, Marketing Manager
Tel: 520-621-5222 Mobile: 520-247-5883
Congratulations to all the award recipients for their great work and dedication!