It’s An Honor To Be Nominated

Once again, PBS rakes in a slew of award nominations. This time, it’s the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards where the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored the Public Broadcasting Service with 44 nominations, the most earned by any organization. In addition, NATAS is recognizing Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Director of NOVA, for her many years of science broadcasting excellence with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here’s the full list of PBS nominations:

 

THE FARTHEST – VOYAGER IN SPACE

Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design

 

FRONTLINE “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary Continue reading

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It’s 2015 and the New Orleans city council convenes a public debate over the fate of its Confederate statues. As the council prepares to vote, emotions run high, tensions mount and deep divisions are revealed. Tune in as REEL SOUTH chronicles this DIVIDED CITY – tonight at 9 on UNC-TV.

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Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe. Tune in as NOVA presents BLACK HOLE APOCALYPSE – Wednesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

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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