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|KQED Interactive Honored with First Northern California Emmy Award for "SPARK"|
Television Series CALIFORNIA CONNECTED Wins Emmy for Current Affairs Segment
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 24, 2004 -- KQED Public Broadcasting won two Northern California Emmy Awards at the 33rd Annual Northern California Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on Saturday evening, May 22. The awards honored state-wide current affairs program CALIFORNIA CONNECTED and the Web site for the Bay Area arts program SPARK (http://www.kqed.org/spark), the latter of which is a first for the station's Interactive division.
CURRENT AFFAIRS SEGMENT
CALIFORNIA CONNECTED: M.I.N.D., KQED/KCET/KVIE/KPBS
Angela Shelley, Segment Producer
SPARK Web Site, KQED/BAVC
Marie K. Lee, Interactive Producer
CALIFORNIA CONNECTED (http://www.californiaconnected.org) is a weekly news magazine program with an eye toward connecting people in the state through strong storytelling. Produced through a unique collaboration between KQED-San Francisco, KCET-Los Angeles, KVIE-Sacramento and KPBS-San Diego, CALIFORNIA CONNECTED is seen throughout the entire state on local PBS stations Thursday nights at 10:00 PM and repeats Sundays at 1:00 PM on KQED Public Television 9. It also airs throughout the week on digital channels KQED Encore and KQED World (please see http://www.kqed.org/dtv for more information on KQED's digital channels).
The SPARK Web site (http://www.kqed.org/spark), is a companion to the weekly television show and educational outreach program by the same name. More than a showcase for art objects and the artists who make them, SPARK takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art. The SPARK Web site broadens the program's audience and attracts international attention to Bay Area arts with its mix of fresh behind-the-scenes content, arts resources, and streaming video. SPARK can be seen on KQED Public Television 9 Wednesdays at 7:30 PM, with repeats Fridays at 11:00 PM. It also airs throughout the week on digital channels KQED Encore and KQED Life.
A complete list of all the awardees can be seen on the Web site of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter at www.emmysf.tv.
KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during prime-time, and KQED's digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, one of the most visited station sites in Public Broadcasting; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.