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| KQED Public Television Honored with Five Northern California Emmy Awards
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, May 14, 2007 --- KQED Public Television has won 5 Northern California EMMY awards at the 36th Annual Northern California Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday evening, May 12. The awards honored two KQED Local Strip series, Check, Please! Bay Area, a local restaurant review show which received a James Beard Foundation Media Award for Best Local Television Food Show last week, and Spark, exploring the Bay Area arts scene. Truly CA, KQED's documentary series about life in the Golden State, Seeking 1906, and California Connected each received EMMYs as well.
ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT -- PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Truly California: Mighty Warriors of Comedy
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
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
PUBLIC/CURRENT AFFAIRS -- FEATURE/SEGMENT
California Connected: Sacramento Levees, KVIE 6
Joe Angier, Producer; Craig Miller, Correspondent
KQED 9, Luna Park Productions; Kate Schermerhorn, Director
Mighty Warriors of Comedy is a rousing introduction to one of the most devastatingly funny comedy troupes of the past decade, the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors. Directed by Sung H. Kim, Mighty Warriors of Comedy is produced by Kibi Anderson, Sung H. Kim and KQED Public Television, as part of Truly CA, KQED's series of independent documentaries about life in the Golden State. It airs monthly on Sundays at 6pm on KQED 9. Truly CA (www.kqed.org/trulyca) 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.
Spark, a co-production of KQED Public Television and the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), is a three-part initiative in the arts that combines a weekly television series airing Wednesdays at 7:30pm (with repeats Fridays at 11:30pm) on KQED 9, an extensive website, and a multifaceted educational outreach component. Spark blazes a trail through the diverse and prolific Bay Area arts community, featuring in-depth profiles of hundreds of local artists and arts organizations. Find more art tips and resources online at www.kqed.org/spark.
Turning local diners into food critics, Bay Area residents eager to discover the latest in food trends, from the simplest café to the four-star destination, dish about their favorite dining destinations. Find a new restaurant or rediscover an old favorite on Check, Please! Bay Area, Thursdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 1:00pm on KQED Public Television 9. Check out www.kqed.org/checkplease to stream or download video, find recipes, restaurant info, and more.
California Connected (www.californiaconnected.org), the innovative weekly news magazine hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Lisa McRee, aired for five seasons throughout the entire state on local PBS stations and on KQED Channel 9. The series was produced by four California public television stations: KQED/San Francisco, KCET/Los Angeles, KPBS/San Diego, and KVIE/Sacramento.
Seeking 1906 is a journey with best-selling author, Oxford-trained geologist, and adventurer Simon Winchester as he researches his 18th book, A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. Winchester travels as far a field as Alaska searching for both the stories behind the catastrophic 1906 earthquake, and the modern day science of earthquakes. He stumbles across some strange and unexpected things along the way, and meets an eclectic and colorful collection of characters.
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.
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 Emmys®. 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.