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|KQED Honored With Four Northern California Emmys|
BAY WINDOW Scores a Hat Trick With Three Wins
BE A TEACHER Public Service Campaign Garners Local Industry Kudos
San Francisco, California, May 15, 2001 -- And the winner is...KQED Public Television 9! At the 30th Anniversary ceremony of the Northern California Area Emmy Awards held May 12 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, KQED won four Emmys for its broadcast work. KQED placed three episodes in its monthly BAY WINDOW series -- for Squeezed Out, Heart of the Game and No Turning Back -- and one for its BE A TEACHER public service campaign.
"KQED's Emmy Awards and nominations are important to us because they are an indication that KQED is a valued source of high-quality programming for the people of Northern California," said John Boland, executive vice president and COO. "Each program produced at KQED is the result of the combined efforts of a team of talented people. We are very proud of the excellent producers, writers, technical, engineering and many other staff members who worked hard to create these excellent programs."
The KQED list of Emmy winners is:
BAY WINDOW: Heart of the Game
Sue Ellen McCann, executive producer; Richard Hall, producer; Hsing Chen, Valerie Lapin, Elizabeth Pepin, associate producers; Rico Corona, Greg King, directors of photography
Current Affairs Program
BAY WINDOW: No Turning Back
Sue Ellen McCann, executive producer; Jon Fromer, Christa Resing, producers; Scheraz Sadiq, associate producer; Rico Corona, director of photography
BAY WINDOW: Squeezed Out
Sue Ellen McCann, executive producer; Christa Resing, producer; Valerie Lapin, Elizabeth Pepin, associate producers
Public Service Announcement
BE A TEACHER
Jon Fromer, Ayla Tiago, producers
BAY WINDOW, currently in its third season, is an award-winning, monthly series exploring issues that affect our lives in the Bay Area and reflect civic life nationwide. Through television, print, the Web and outreach programs, BAY WINDOW engages people in dialogue, convenes critical stakeholders and builds new connections within our communities. Major funding for BAY WINDOW is provided by The James Irvine Foundation with additional support from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.
KQED's BE A TEACHER campaign launched in November 2000, and is a collaboration with California State University -- Hayward to recruit new teachers to a profession that is losing numbers. Six spots air throughout KQED's television broadcast schedule, and a companion Web site was launched at kqed.org/ednet/adult/teach.html.
For a complete list of winners go to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Web site emmysf.tv. The entire event was Webcast live and continuously repeats at emmys2001.tv.
KQED operates KQED Public Television 9, the nation's most-watched public television station, and Digital Television 30, Northern California's only public television digital signal; KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation; the KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources; and KQED.org, which harnesses the power of the Internet to bring KQED to communities across the Web.