KQED Nominated for 17 Northern California EMMY® Awards

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Local KQED productions honored include QUEST, This is Us, This Week in Northern California and the KQED/CIR special Heat and Harvest.

Documentaries recognized include California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, A Brush With the Tenderloin, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone and Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco.

KQED, the public media organization serving Northern California, is pleased to announce 17 nominations for the 2013 Northern California EMMY® Awards for its public television stations KQED and KQED Plus. The 42nd annual Northern California Area EMMY® Awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Nominations include:



Specialty Assignment Report

  • My Father's Dreams: Greg Chamitoff, NASA Astronaut, KQED Plus
    John Gregg, Producer/Writer; Steven G. Kern, Editor



  • California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, KQED 9
    Sascha Rice, Director; Hilary Armstrong, Executive Producer; Julia Mintz, Hilary Armstrong, Sascha Rice, Producers
  • Truly CA: Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, KQED 9
    Chris Metzler, Co-Producer/Director

Arts/Entertainment — Feature/Segment

  • In the Studio With Mike Shine, KQED 9
    Kristin Farr, Producer; Matthew Williams, Co-Producer
  • Occupy Art, KQED 9
    Lori Halloran, Producer; Linda Peckham, Editor

Arts/Entertainment — Program/Special

  • A Brush With the Tenderloin, KQED 9/Paige Bierma Productions
    Paige Bierma, Director/Director of Photography/Editor
  • Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco, KQED 9
    Austin Forbord, Producer/Director

Informational/Instructional — Feature/Segment

  • Exploring Corals of the Deep, KQED 9
    Sheraz Sadiq, Producer; Amy Miller, Series Producer;
    Paul Rogers, Managing Editor; Linda Peckham, Editor

Historic/Cultural — Program Feature/Segment

  • Tribute to Maya Angelou, KQED 9
    Nicole Atkinson Roach, Producer; Belva Davis, Host/Reporter
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Archie Maltbie, WWII Fighter Pilot, KQED Plus
    John Gregg, Producer;  Becca King Reed, Director;
    Steven G. Kern, Editor; Simon Gordon, Audio Technician

Historic/Cultural — Program/Special

  • The Memory Be Green, KQED 9
    Louise Lo, Executive Producer; David Iverson, Producer/Writer;
    June Mesina Ouellette, Associate Producer; Peter J. Borg, Editor

Public/Current/Community Affairs — Program/Special

  • The New Environmentalists, KQED 9/Mill Valley Film Group
    John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery, Will Parrinello, Producer/Directors

Health/Science/Environment — Program/Special

  • Heat and Harvest, KQED 9/Center for Investigative Reporting
    Joanne Elgart Jennings, Executive Producer; Gabriela V. Quiros, Producer/Segment Producer;
    Serene Fang, Producer/Videographer/Editor; Craig A. Miller, Host/Reporter;
    Mark Schapiro, Reporter; Linda Peckham, David Ritsher, Editors
  • QUEST: Episode 601, KQED 9
    Christopher Bauer, Sheraz Sadiq, Producers; Amy Miller, Series Producer;
    Paul Rogers, Managing Editor; Linda Peckham, Editor


Community/Public Service (PSA) — Single Spot or Campaign

  • 2012 KQED Local Heroes Honoree Profiles, KQED 9/Jim Yager Media
    James N. Yager, Senior Producer


Promotion — Program — Campaign

  • I Am KQED, KQED 9
    Bridget Louie, Producer/Director; Mike Elwell, Director Of Photography


Writer — Program

  • Behind Enemy Lines: Archie Maltbie, WWII Fighter Pilot, KQED Plus
    John Gregg, Writer

The EMMY® Award is presented for outstanding achievement in television by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). San Francisco/ Northern California is one of twenty chapters awarding regional EMMY® statuettes. The Northern California chapter is composed of media companies and individuals from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno, NV. Entries were aired during the 2012 calendar year. 674 English and 115 Spanish entries were received in 60 categories.

About KQED Public Television:

KQED Public Television, one of the country’s most popular public television stations, brings the values of public media to homes around the Bay Area with EMMY® Award–winning programming that inspires, informs and entertains. KQED produces local series like Check, Please! Bay Area, This Week in Northern California, Truly CA, San Francisco Opera and ImageMakers, as well as popular programs for national broadcast such as Essential Pépin, QUEST and Film School Shorts. KQED also distributes programming, including The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Roadtrip Nation and  Joanne Weir’s Cooking School, to public media stations across the country.

KQED Public Television channels are KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area, also available in HD), KQED Plus (Bay Area, also available in HD) and KQET (Monterey/Salinas).

KQED also offers digital channels available via XFINITY and over-the-air, each with distinct quality programming: KQED World, KQED Life, KQED Kids and KQED V-me (Spanish language).