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WTVS Detroit Public Television- Receives 21 Emmy Awards Nominations

 

DETROIT (June 5, 2014)- WTVS Detroit Public Television (DPTV) has been nominated for 21 Emmy awards across several categories, demonstrating its leadership and the skilled talent of its staff and producers in the areas of health, arts and entertainment, community service, and more. The awards will be presented on June 14, 2014 at the MotorCity Casino Soundboard Theater in Detroit.

"The Emmy nominations are such a great indication of where we are going at DPTV through partnerships, new relationships with local producers and a strong internal staff," said Rich Homberg, President & CEO of Detroit Public Television. "Every one of these projects is a unique effort to create important and engaging programs for Southeast Michigan." 

The nominated shows took viewers on a stroll through Detroit’s past, an insight into the beauty of its art and richness of its culinary offerings, as well as informative pieces on health and aging. The nominations include:

1.     Arts/Entertainment
Detroit Performs                                             
Sarah Zientarski; Tina Brunn; James Graessle; Chad Schwartzenberger
 
2.     Health/Science-Program/Special
The Embrace of Aging: The Male Perspective of Growing Old                
Keith Famie
 
3.     Documentary-Historical
Detroit Rember When: The History of Detroit Television                           
Michael Collins; Tim Kiska; Edward Golick; Scott Kemp
 
4.     A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone    
Sophia Kruz
 
5.     Documentary-Topical
Detroit Art City: The Detroit Institute of Arts Story           
Genevieve Savage

 
6.     Food & Travel Documentary Series        
Off the Beaten Palate
Michael-Ann Rowe                              
 
7.     Magazine Program
Under the Radar Michigan                  
Jim Edelman; Tom Daldin; Eric Tremonti
 
8.     Community/Public Service (PSA) - Single Spot
An H2O Hero Rises                               
Oliver Thornton; James Graessle
 
9.     Promotion Program - Single Spot
Under the Radar Michigan                  
Jim Edelman; Tom Daldin; Eric Tremonti
 
10.  Craft Speciality-Makeup:
Live Action- Traci Fisher                      
Amanie Mokdad
 
11.  Director - Post-Production:
The Embrace of Aging: The Male Perspective of Growing Old                
Keith Famie
 
12.  Under the Radar Michigan                  

Eric Tremonti                                      
 
13.  Editor - Program (Non-News)
Detroit Performs Presents Third Coast Kings
Tina Brunn
 
14.  The Embrace of Aging: The Male Perspective of Growing Old                
Joe Grant
 
15.  The History of Detroit Television         
Scott Kemp                                        
 
16.  Under the Radar Michigan                  
Eric Tremonti; Chris Randolph                         
 
17.  On Camera Talent
Under the Radar Michigan                  
Tom Daldin                                         
 
18.  Writer - Program
Detroit Remember When: The History of Detroit Television               
Michael Collins; Tim Kiska; Edward Golick
 
19.  Swingin Time Memories                      
Michael Collins                                                
 
20.  Writer - Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.)
Be Humane–"The Truth Is Out There"                    
Oliver Thornton; James Graessle
 
21.  Magazine Program:

Great Lakes~Great Tastes 2013
Steve Julin

 

"DPTV is honored by the large number of nominations we have received this year.  It is a tribute to the hard work and creativity of our production team," said Jeff Forster, DPTV’s Executive Vice President of Productions and Operations. "Each project has a unique group of people who totally commit to the success of the work.  We are proud to be working with all of these nominees and wish them the best."

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 www.dptv.org

 

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