KCPT received nine nominations for the 2012 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Regional Chapter EMMY® Awards. The nominations are based on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements in television.
“KCPT focuses on community issues and shines a light on what our city has to offer through our programming and special presentations,” says KCPT CEO and President, Kliff Kuehl. “We’re so proud that we are achieving our mission to explore our region and that our production team is being recognized for their talents.”
The Emmy Gala will take place Sept. 22 at Kansas City’s own Midland Theatre. The event is to be hosted by Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes.
The KCPT nominations are as follows:
• Health/Science – News Story/Program Feature Segment: THE LOCAL SHOW, Suicide Special-Segment 1, Sandy Woodson
• Photographer – Program: THE LOCAL SHOW, Suicide Special-Segment 2, Dave Burkhardt
• Documentary – Cultural: RAISE THE ROOF: Building the Kauffman Center for the Performing Art, Randy Mason, Sandy Woodson
• Information/Instructional – Program/Special: GENERATION XL, Angee Simmons, Sean Holmes
• Interview/Discussion – Program:
o CHECK, PLEASE! KC, Pamela James, Ashley Holcroft, Doug Frost
o MEET THE PAST with Crosby Kemper III, Pamela James, Crosby Kemper, Harry Fortunato
• Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program/Special: IMAGINE KC, Angee Simmons, Randy Mason, Sean Holmes
• Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports) Live or Edited: CELEBRATION AT THE STATION, Part 1 and Part 2, Angee Simmons, Mark Stamm, Randy Mason
• Community/Public Service (PSAs) – Single Spots or Campaigns: LITTLE GREEN STEPS, Angee Simmons, Jim Button
IMAGINE KC is generously funded by: American Society of Civil Engineers, Garney Family Foundation Fund, Hall Family Foundation, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), William T. Kemper Foundation-Commerce Bank, Trustee, Lafarge North America, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Kansas City, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), WNET–Blueprint America
THE LOCAL SHOW is generously funded by: Francis Family Foundation, Frederick and Louise Hartwig Family Fund, Kauffman Foundation, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Hall Family Foundation, Johnson County Community College, John and Effie Speas Memorial Trust – Bank of America, Trustee and Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank, Trustee
GENERATION XL is generously funded by BCBS of Kansas City
CHECK, PLEASE! KANSAS CITY is generously funded by: Bank of America and 360 Vodka
About NATAS Mid-America Chapter: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award. For more information please visit www.emmymid-america.org.