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|KQED Public Television Honored With Three Northern California Emmy Awards|
Local Productions Garner Top Prizes in Three Categories at Annual Ceremony
San Francisco, California, May 20, 2002 -- KQED Public Television was honored on Saturday evening, May 18, at the 31st Annual Northern California Emmy Awards ceremony at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Of the 56 Emmy Awards in 48 categories, KQED earned three for local television productions -- Independent View, And Then One Night: The Making of "Dead Man Walking," and Bay Window: "Home Front."
Cultural Affairs Segment
Independent View -- Interview with John Waters
Xandra Castleton, producer; Pam Rorke-Levy, supervising producer; Amy Miller, associate producer; B. Ruby Rich, correspondent; Rick Butler, photographer
Cultural Affairs Program
And Then One Night: The Making of "Dead Man Walking" (KQED/San Francisco Opera)
Jack Walsh, executive producer; Kate Gaitley, producer; Linda Schaller, producer/director; June Mesina Ouellette, associate producer; Sharon Wood, writer
Bay Window: "Home Front" (KQED/Specific Pictures)
Sue Ellen McCann, executive producer; Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, producer; Shirley Gutierrez, editor
"We're very proud to be honored for these local public television productions," noted DeAnne Hamilton, vice president and television station manager at KQED. "It means so much for our producers, writers, directors and other staff to be recognized by their peers for the accomplishments of the past year. Our audiences have shown that, they too, appreciate the hard work that goes into producing public television programs."
Independent View offers viewers an intimate "behind-the-scenes" view of the people -- some household names, some cult heroes, and other emerging, brilliant independent filmmakers -- and the creative process which breathe life into the medium of independent film. The series also aired on public television in several major markets around the country.
And Then One Night: The Making of "Dead Man Walking" is a compelling one-hour documentary that looks at a contemporary American opera while asking viewers to consider the importance and necessity of the death penalty in America. PBS broadcast the documentary nationally last winter.
Bay Window: "Home Front," a co-production of KQED Public Broadcasting and Specific Pictures, looks at the complicated issues brought on by our prosperity, the promises and perils affecting the diverse cultural landscape of the Bay Area and the real and potential effects of unmanaged growth. Bay Window is an award-winning series exploring issues that affect lives in the Bay Area and reflect civic life nationwide.
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 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.