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|KQED Public Television Honored with Northern California Emmy Awards for "SPARK" and "COASTAL CLASH"|
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 16, 2005-- KQED Public Broadcasting won three Northern California Emmy Awards at the 34th Annual Northern California Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday evening, May 14. The awards honored the Bay Area arts program SPARK (www.kqed.org/spark) and the high-definition documentary COASTAL CLASH (www.kqed.org/coastalclash).
SPARK, Fusion, KQED/Bay Area Video Coalition
Pam Rorke Levy, Series Producer; Lori Halloran, Segment Producer; Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Segment Producer; Mark Rinehart, Segment Producer/Camera; Amy Miller, June Mesina Ouellette, Associate Producers
COASTAL CLASH, KQED
Paul James Zahnley, Re-Recording Mixer
COASTAL CLASH, KQED
Chris Shiflett (of the Foo Fighters), Composer/Performer
Airing Wednesdays at 7:30 and Fridays at 11 (with multiple repeats on KQED digital channels, see www.kqed.org/spark for more details), SPARK is a weekly television show, an educational outreach program and a Web site about Bay Area artists and arts organizations. 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. This is the second Emmy-award for SPARK, which is co-produced by KQED and BAVC.
COASTAL CLASH is a high-definition KQED-produced documentary that takes an in-depth look at the struggle for California's shores and asks: "Whose coast is it, anyway?" Currently being broadcast nationally and offered for sale on DVD, COASTAL CLASH was hailed as fair and balanced by the media and communities on both sides of the complicated issues upon its premiere on KQED Public Television. The award-winning soundtrack, composed and performed by Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters, can be heard at www.kqed.org/coastalclash.
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.