Over this past weekend, Idaho Public Television was notified of three sets of major honors for our local produced programs and new media initiatives. They include:
45th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Award Nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Northwest Chapter:
- Human Interest - News Series, "Barbara Morgan"; Marcia Franklin, Producer
- Children/Youth (12 and Under) - Program/Special,"D4K"; Joan Cartan-Hansen, Producer; Sue Nass, Contributing Producer
- Historic/Cultural - Program/Special, "The Idaho Homefront: Of Camps and Combat"; Jim Peck, Producer
- Politics/Government - Program/Special, "Dialogue: Open Idaho"; Joan Cartan-Hansen, Producer
- Sports - Program Series, "Outdoor Idaho: Motorized Idaho"; John Crancer, Producer
- Interview/Discussion - Program/Special, "Dialogue: Barbara Morgan"; Marcia Franklin, Producer
- Informational/Instructional - Program/Special, "Outdoor Idaho: A Middle Fork Journey"; Bruce Reichert, Executive Producer
- Advanced Media, Children/Youth/Teens, "D4K Web Site"; Joan Cartan-Hansen, Producer; Sue Nass, Contributing Producer
- Outdoor Idaho: A Middle Fork Journey Special Jury Prize, Sailing/Watersports*
- Assassination: Idaho's Trial of the Century Special Jury Prize, History/Archaeology*
- Idaho Homefront: Of Camps and Combat Platinum Educational/Instructional adult
- Dialogue: Barbara Morgan Platinum Flight/ Space Travel
- Open Idaho Gold Legal
- Idaho Getaways Bronze Travel/Tourism
- D4K Web Extra Gold Interactive-Educational- Children
- *Special Jury Prize - Over the years, we have received a few Special Jury Awards for our programs including IN OUR OWN VOICE (Teens and Mental Illness), IDAHO RHAPSODY and OUTDOOR IDAHO: 20th ANNIVERSARY SHOW.
And finally, I was notified by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Northwest Chapter, that I will receive a Silver Circle Award at NATAS' annual award ceremony in early June. The Silver Circle Award is as follows:
"The Silver Circle honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. The candidates must also have made a significant contribution to the Northwest Chapter television for at least part of their 25-year career. Nominees need not be a member of the Academy to qualify for induction. The Northwest Chapter of NATAS has been honoring and celebrating our Silver Circle members since 1991."
Since inception, only two Idahoans (Robert E. Kreuger and Marty Holtman) have received this honor. Needless to say, I'm pretty speechless about receiving this honor.
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