And The Award Goes To…

It’s no secret that public broadcasting has some pretty high quality programming. And, quite often, the shows that you see on UNC-TV earn not only critical praise but actual bona fide awards from serious award sources! So if you’ll indulge me – here are a few recent accolades tossed in the direction of public television.

The James Beard Media Awards are given annually by the James Beard Foundation and are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The 2018 James Beard Media Awards were announced on Friday, April 27, and PBS and member station programs were awarded three Broadcast Media Awards in the following categories:.

Special (on TV or Web) – Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes

Television Segment – PBS NewsHour

Outstanding Personality/Host – Pati Jinich, Pati’s Mexican Table Continue reading

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It’s An Honor To Be Nominated!

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards last week and I’m pleased to report that PBS received 23 nominations. The PBS Kids program ODD SQUAD received eight nominations alone.

Here’s a list of all the PBS nominated shows:

A Chef’s Life

-Outstanding Culinary Program

-Outstanding Culinary Host | Vivian Howard, Host

-Outstanding Directing in a Single Camera Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel or Educational and Informational Program Continue reading

Congrats, PBS!

Winners of the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced October 6 and awards were presented at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. PBS programs were honored with 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, more than any other organization (Frontline and Independent Lens garnered four each). Congratulations to all the winners! Continue reading

And The Nominations Keep Coming

On Tuesday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. PBS programs received 46 nominations, the most earned by any organization.

Here’s a complete list of PBS nominations.

A YEAR IN SPACE
– Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Mine Wars”
– Outstanding Research Continue reading

Just Happy To Be Nominated

Last Thursday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. And even though Downton Abbey is nought but a memory, PBS programs still received 11 nominations. Masterpiece reaped the lion’s share of those nominations thanks to Victoria and Sherlock but here’s a list of all the PBS nominations…

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Oklahoma City”
Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

AMERICAN MASTERS
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Outstanding Structured Reality Program

SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE: THE LYING DETECTIVE
Outstanding Television Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Benedict Cumberbatch
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie Continue reading

Congratulations, PBS!

Finalists for the 76th Annual Peabody Awards were announced last week and PBS programs received 11 nominations.

Here’s a complete list of the PBS finalists…

FRONTLINE “Chasing Heroin”
PBS/WGBH
Documentary Finalist

FRONTLINE “Confronting ISIS”
PBS/WGBH
Documentary Finalist

FRONTLINE “Exodus”
PBS/WGBH
Documentary Finalist

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Hamilton’s America”
A Radical Media Production in association with THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET (PBS)
Documentary Finalist Continue reading

Congratulations, PBS!

Last week, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Entertainment Awards. The good news? PBS and PBS Kids programs received 31 nominations! In addition, APT (American Public Television) received seven nominations and NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association) earned one, making for a combined total of 39 nominations for public media. The children’s series Odd Squad alone garnered an impressive fifteen nominations!

Here’s a list of all these PBS and public television nominees…

Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series
ODD SQUAD

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
PEG+CAT

Outstanding Culinary Program
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN – APT
THE MIND OF A CHEF

Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program
JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE – APT

Outstanding Special Class Series
LANDSCAPES THROUGH TIME WITH DAVID DUNLOP – NETA

Outstanding Interactive – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series
CYBERCHASE: Save the Park!
ODD SQUAD
PEG+CAT

Outstanding Interactive – Original Daytime Content
DESIGN SQUAD

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Topical
DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS
BLACK AMERICAN SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Image
VICTORIA on MASTERPIECE Continue reading