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|KQED Public Television Honored with Northern California Emmy Awards for "Counting Sheep," "Screaming Queens," and "California Connected"|
San Francisco, May 23, 2006 -- KQED Public Television won four Northern California Emmy Awards at the 35th Annual Northern California Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday evening, May 20. The awards honored two films in the Truly CA series (www.kqed.org/trulyca), Counting Sheep and Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria; and California Connected, the statewide news magazine produced by four PBS stations -- KCET/Los Angeles, KPBS/San Diego, KQED/San Francisco and KVIE/Sacramento (www.californiaconnected.org). KQED's own Josh Kornbluth, host of The Josh Kornbluth Show, and Leslie Sbrocco, host of Check, Please! Bay Area, were among the award presenters.
Counting Sheep, KQED/Green TV
Frank Green, Producer
HISTORICAL/CULTURAL - PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria, KQED/ITVS
Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker, Jack Walsh, Producers
INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION -- PROGRAM/SPECIAL
California Connected: Special Interest, KQED, KVIE
Marley Klaus, Executive Producer; Lisa McRee, Host/Correspondent
PHOTOGRAPHER -- PROGRAM
Counting Sheep, KQED/Green TV
Frank Green, Photographer
Counting Sheep, the premiere film of the Truly CA series, won Emmys for Outstanding Achievement in the Documentary and Program Photographer categories. The director and producer is Frank Green. The documentary chronicles the struggle for survival of the wild Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. At the heart of the film lies the compelling story of the individuals fighting to protect these noble animals in the face of disease, harsh winters and predation by mountain lions.
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria won the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Historical/Cultural program or special. The film tells the virtually unknown story of a moment of violent assertion that helped launch a broad movement for human rights and individual liberty. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Thursday, May 18th declaring that The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria is now officially recognized by the city of San Francisco as a historical event. KQED 9 will air the film on June 29th at 9pm. Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria is produced in association with The Independent Television Service (ITVS) and KQED Public Television.
KQED's Independent Initiative, launched in 1999, demonstrates its commitment to help bring independent work to public television and collaborate with the local independent film and video community. Truly CA is KQED's series of independent documentaries about life in the Golden State, now in its second season. It airs monthly on Sundays at 6pm on KQED 9. Truly CA is a KQED production presented in association with the Bay Area Video Coalition and Film Arts Foundation. Rachel Raney is the series producer; Sue Ellen McCann is the executive producer.
California Connected, the innovative weekly news magazine hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Lisa McRee, won the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Interview/Discussion program or special. It is now in its fifth season and is seen throughout the entire state on local PBS stations and on KQED Channel 9 on Fridays at 8:30pm. 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).
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.