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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.
KCPT has been celebrating its 50th birthday and a brand new book charts the audacious rise of channel 19. It’s written by Kansas City attorney, civic leader and the station’s first president Ed Matheny, Jr. who had a front row seat for the station’s start.
You can have your own copy of The Audacious Rise of KCPT by liking The Local Show Facebook page. We have two books to give away.
You can purchase a copy of the book from The Kansas City Store.
I recently returned from the PBS annual meeting and came away very proud of the programming coming this fall and beyond.
PBS will help to tell more stories specifically about women. The campaign, Women and Girls Lead, will encompass short stories, mini-series, broadcasts, and web content featuring extraordinary stories about women through several of PBS’ regular series – Independent Lens, Global Voices, and Frontline. For more information and a full list of programs, visit http://www.itvs.org/women-and-girls-lead.
One of these programs, Half the Sky, will air in October on Independent Lens as a multi-part feature telling the stories of oppressed women in other countries who have escaped, healed, and gone on to do great things. The program is based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. These stories are truly inspiring.
Several short stories will also be aired featuring amazing women right here in Kansas City. Peregrine Honig, a local artist; Monica Steiner, a breast cancer survivor who is raising money for breast cancer research through the organization “Ironteam;” Alice Piggee-Wallack, a pastor making a difference in an under-served Kansas City community; and Brionna Williams, a student-athlete who overcame a serious health problem to achieve her dream. Watch the schedule for these stories about groundbreaking Kansas City women.
MAKERS, is a documentary about national women figures and every day ground breakers. They are role models, front line activists, and first in their field. Just a few of the featured women – Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Degeneres, Dr. Susan Love (breast cancer pioneer), Maya Lin (artist and architect), and Gloria Steinem. This documentary will air in early 2013.
Beginning on Labor Day, another great new children’s show – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. This is an animated children’s program from the Fred Rogers’ Company featuring the new generation of characters from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. It’s certain to be a hit with the kids!
Paula Kerger recently came to Kansas City to speak through the Chamber’s “Insight Kansas City” speaker series. Jim Heeter, the Chamber’s CEO, said this about Paula and KCPT, “Kerger had the highest praise for our local PBS station, KCPT. KCPT is serving as a trusted and constructive center stage for the region.” It’s always nice to hear these great comments.
As a reminder, mark your calendars for Homecoming on July 20 – airing to a national audience. The Kansas City Symphony and hometown soprano, Joyce DiDonato, perform as part of PBS’ Summer Arts Festival at Kansas City’s wonderful Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
As always, thank you for watching!