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| KQED Public Television Honored with Thirteen Northern California Emmy Nominations
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, April 13, 2007 -- KQED Public Television has earned 13 Northern California EMMY nominations, the most of any public television station in the region, for projects ranging from Check, Please! Bay Area, a local restaurant review series, to three documentaries from Truly CA, KQED's documentary series about life in the Golden State. KQED also received a nomination for Station Excellence, for a landmark year of achievements led by Jeff Clarke, President and CEO.
KQED was nominated for the following:
KQED -- A Profile in Excellence
Jeff Clarke, CEO and General Manager
Truly California: Frisbee: Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher
David Di Sabatino, Producer/Writer/Executive Editor
ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT -- PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Truly California: Mighty Warriors of Comedy, Hatest Grits
Kibi Anderson, Producer
HISTORICAL/CULTURAL -- FEATURE/SEGMENT
Spark: Binh Danh, New Memories of an Old War
KQED 9, Bay Area Video Coalition; Dan Krauss, Segment Producer
HISTORICAL/CULTURAL -- PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Seeking 1906 with Simon Winchester
KQED 9, Luna Park Production; Sue Ellen McCann, Executive Producer, Matt Clarke and Kate Schermerhorn, Producers
Truly California: Emile Norman --- By His Own Design
KQED 9, The Emile Norman Documentary Project; Will Parrinello, Producer/Director, Jill Eikenberry Tucker and Michael Tucker, Producers
INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION - PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Check, Please! Bay Area -- Show # 204
Tina Salter, Series Producer, Carol Gancia and June Mesina Ouellette, Associate Producers, Katherine Russell, Director, Leslie Sbrocco, Host
The Josh Kornbluth Show # 117
Lori Halloran, Producer, Paul Francis Sullivan, Segment Producer, Robin Epstein and Elizabeth Pepin, Associate Producers, Kevin Kastle, Director, Josh Kornbluth, Host
The Josh Kornbluth Show # 209
Lori Halloran, Producer, Elizabeth Pepin, Associate Producer, Kevin Kastle, Director, Josh Kornbluth, Host
ON-CAMERA TALENT-PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR
Check, Please! Bay Area Composite
Leslie Sbrocco, Host
KQED 9, Luna Park Productions; Kate Schermerhorn, Director
PHOTOGRAPHER -- PROGRAM
December: Chris Botti and Friends
Harry Betancourt and James Greenfield, and Jonathan Morris, Photographers
Jim McKee, Lighting Director
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 12th at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
The EMMY® is awarded for outstanding achievement in Television by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. San Francisco/Northern California is one of the twenty chapters awarding regional EmmysŪ. Northern California is composed of television and cable stations from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno, Nevada. Entries were aired during the 2006 calender year.
KQED (www.kqed.org) is a service of Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc. (NCPB). KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during primetime, is the producer of local and national series such as Quest; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin: Fast Food My Way; and Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. KQED's digital television channels include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids, and are available 24/7 on Comcast. KQED Public Radio, home of Forum with Michael Krasny, Pacific Time, and The California Report, is 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 Education Network brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and the general public through workshops, community screenings and multimedia resources. KQED Interactive offers video and audio podcasts and live radio stream at www.kqed.org, featuring unique content on one of the most-visited station sites in public broadcasting.