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Arizona Public Media, UANews Nominated for Emmys

By Rebecca Ruiz-McGill, September 30, 2011

Arizona Public Media has garnered 14 regional Emmy Award nominations from the Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and UANews has received one.

Luis Carrión is a producer at Arizona Public Media contributing stories for television, radio and online. He is a graduate of the UA Media Arts Program and is nominated for four Emmy Awards.
Luis Carrión is a producer at Arizona Public Media contributing stories for television, radio and online. He is a graduate of the UA Media Arts Program and is nominated for four Emmy Awards.
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The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominations for its prestigious 2011 Emmy Awards, and Arizona Public Media and UANews are in the mix.

Arizona Public Media's PBS-HD Channel 6 has been recognized with 14 Emmy Award nominations, more than any station in the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and more than any local television news station.

UANews has been nominated in the Special Event Coverage (Other Than News or Sports) Live or Edited category for the "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America" production held Jan. 12 on the University of Arizona campus. The producer on the nomination is Will Holst, former video communications manager for University Communications.

"Together We Thrive" was a memorial event honoring those killed and wounded in the Jan. 8 Tucson shootings and included remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama and other dignitaries.

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a membership organization dedicated to excellence in television by honoring exceptional work through the prestigious Emmy Award.

The regional organization is the only professional association representing television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for individuals dedicated to advancing the art and science of television. The chapter region serves Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Centro, California.

The award ceremony will take place in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 15 and will be viewable via webcast.

Locally, Arizona Public Media's NPR 89.1/1550AM was the Reader's Pick for Best Radio Station for News in the Tucson Weekly's Best of Tucson. The station also was picked as the Best Place to Hear About What's Good in Our Schools.

With news programs such as "Arizona Spotlight," which highlights issues facing the community, and NPR shows such as "Morning Edition," "Talk of the Nation" and "Fresh Air," Arizona Public Media has won the Weekly's Best Radio Station award 10 years in a row.

Arizona Public Media garnered the Best Place to Hear About What's Good in Our Schools for its "Teachers Voices Series."

The series is a partnership among Tucson Values Teachers, Wells Fargo and the University of Arizona College of Education. The year-long series consists of three-minute segments modeled after NPR's highly successful StoryCorps. The segments feature a teacher, a student, superintendent, business leader, elected official or parent. These stories capture the alchemy and professionalism of teaching.

The Rocky Mountain Emmy nominations for Arizona Public Media are as follows, by program:

"Arizona Illustrated," five nominations:

  • "Borderlandia" – Luis Carrion, Arts/Entertainment -Program Feature-Segment
  • "Tucson Arts Brigade" – Luis Carrion, Arts/Entertainment-Program Feature-Segment
  • "Youth Diving Competition" – Luis Carrion, Teen (13 and older)-News Single Story/News Feature or Program Feature/Segment
  • "Neon Artistry" – Luis Carrion, Historic/Cultural-News-Single Story
  • "Last Chopper Out" – Christopher Conover and Mike Baron, Historic/Cultural-News Single Story

"Secrets of the Divine: The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo," four nominations:

  • Cultural – Sooyeon Lee; Editor-Program (Non-News) – Sooyeon Lee and Martin Rubio; Photographer – Program (Non-News) – Martin Rubio; Writer – Sooyeon Lee and Kimberly Craft

"Unforgettable: The Korean War," two nominations:

  • Documentary Historical – Thomas Kleespie; Writer -Program (Non-News) – Thomas Kleespie

"Wavelengths Series," two nominations:

  • Informational/Instructional – "Scientific Voyage" – Pamela White and Daniel Duncan
  • "The Thinking Machine, Part 1" – Pamela White

"To Be Chinese," one nomination:

  • Magazine Program-Feature/Segment – Sooyeon Lee

Arizona Public Media is a member-supported non-profit media organization based at the UA and is the trusted source of information that promotes thoughtful conversation and community collaboration.

The organization offers six channels of television content, three channels of radio content, a robust lineup of online offerings, and community and educational outreach to residents in Southern Arizona and beyond.

AZPM produces award-winning original television, radio and online content from its digital studios on the campus of the UA and is provided as a community service and educational resource.