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

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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

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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
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It’s An Honor To Be Nominated

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Entertainment Awards late last month and, once again, PBS shows got quite a few nominations. In fact, PBS and PBS Kids shows received a 44 nominations, while other public broadcasting shows got more than a dozen.

The Daytime Emmy® Awards will be held on May 1st.

Here’s the list of shows with public broadcasting ties and their respective nomination categories…

A CHEF’S LIFE

  • Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program
  • Outstanding Cinematography

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

  • Outstanding Lifestyle Program

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD

  • Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program

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