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WTVS Detroit Public Television Brings Home 7 Emmy Awards

DETROIT (June 19, 2014)- The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Michigan Emmy Chapter recognized Detroit Public Television on Saturday, June 14, 2014 with seven Emmy Awards for  documentaries in the areas of arts and entertainment, food and travel, history, and the environment. Not only did these productions highlight the cultural depth and richness of Michigan, but also the caliber and expertise of the off and on-camera teams that turned mere ideas into beautiful films: 

“Detroit Public Television’s production effort is unique in Michigan.  The professionals who were recognized for their excellence with Emmy Awards are the team members, collaborators and partners who work together to make our programs distinctive,” said Jeff Forster, Executive Vice President of Productions and Operations. We are very proud to be working with each and every one of them.”

The winners are:

Detroit Performs WTVS
Sarah Zientarski
Tina Brunn
James Graessle
Chad Schwartzenberger

Documentary - Historical
A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone
Sophia Kruz U OF M/DPTV

Documentary - Topical
Off the Beaten Palate, Food & Travel
Michael-Ann Rowe

Magazine Program
Great Lakes ~ Great Tastes 2013
Steve Julin

Promotion - Program - Single Spot
Under the Radar Michigan
Jim Edelman
Tom Daldin
Eric Tremonti

Editor - Program (Non-News)
Under the Radar Michigan
Eric Tremonti
Chris Randolph

On-Camera Talent - Program Host/Moderator
Under the Radar Michigan
Tom Daldin

The EMMY® award is presented for outstanding achievement in television by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Michigan is one of the 20 chapters awarding regional Emmy® statuettes. Entries were aired during the 2013 calendar.

About Detroit Public Television:

Detroit Public Television (DPTV)-WTVS-TV is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation's 11th largest television market, with 1.5 million weekly viewers in Southeast Michigan and 1.2 million weekly viewers across Canada. DPTV is a leader in programming related to health and the environment, public affairs, arts and culture and children. It is also a leading national producer and distributor of programming for Public Television, and winner of a 2012 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, as well as the only dual PBS licensee / entertainment label in the country, operating as DPTV Media.  For more information, visit



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