KQED Wins Five Northern California Emmy® Awards

Legendary broadcaster Belva Davis receives special tribute.

KQED has won five Northern California Emmy® Awards, including Best Documentary. The 41st Annual Northern California Emmy® Awards ceremony was held Saturday evening, June 9, and honored Journey of the Universe, a documentary that began on KQED 9 and is currently thrilling national PBS audiences. KQED’s original television series This is Us, which profiles the remarkable people of the South Bay; The San Francisco Symphony at 100, a loving look at one of our region’s premiere arts organizations; The New Environmentalists, which features portraits of six passionate and dedicated environmental activists; and QUEST, KQED’s local series concentrating on science, nature, and the environment were aksi honored. Belva Davis, the host of KQED Public Television’s This Week in Northern California, received a special tribute in celebration of her 28 years of broadcast journalism. Ms. Davis has formally announced her plans to retire in November 2012.

DOCUMENTARY

“Journey of the Universe,” KQED 9/Northcutt Productions/InCA Productions Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard, Producer/Directors; Catherine Lynn Butler, Co-Producer

 HISTORIC/CULTURAL – PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT

“This is Us: Carol Ruth Silver Freedom Rider,” John Gregg, Producer; Becca King Reed, Director; Steven G. Kern, Editor; Simon Gordon, Sound

INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL – FEATURE/SEGMENT

“QUEST: Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct: Big Fixes for Big Quakes,” K QED 9  Sheraz Sadiq, Segment Producer; Michael Goode, Associate Producer;Linda Peckham, Editor; Amy Miller, Series Producer; Paul Rogers, Managing Editor

PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS – PROGRAM/SPECIAL

“The New Environmentalists,” KQED9/MillValleyFilm Group, John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery, Will Parrinello, Producer/Directors

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL – PROGRAM SPECIAL

“San Francisco Symphony at 100,” KQED 9/SFS Media/Janette Gitler Productions,  John Kieser, Executive Producer ; Janette Gitler, Producer; Robert Weiss, Coordinating Producer; Miles Saunders, Writer; Blair Gershkow, Editor

A complete list of all the awardees can be seen on the website of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter at emmysf.tv.

The Emmy® is awarded for outstanding achievement in Television by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. San Francisco/Northern California is one of the twenty chapters awarding regional Emmys®. Northern California is composed of television and cable stations fromVisalia to the Oregon border and includesH awaii and Reno, Nevada. Entries were aired during the 2011 calendar year.

ABOUT KQED:
KQED (kqed.org) has served Northern California for more than 50 years and is affiliated with NPR and PBS. KQED owns and operates public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area), KQED Plus (San Jose/Bay Area) and KQET 25 (Watsonville/Monterey); KQED Public Radio (88.5 FM San Francisco and 89.3 FM Sacramento); the interactive platforms kqed.org and KQEDnews.org; and KQED Education. KQED Public Television is the producer of local and national series such as QUEST; Check, Please! Bay Area; This Week in Northern California; Truly CA; and Essential Pépin. KQED’s digital television stations include KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World, KQED Kids and KQED V-me, and are available 24/7 on Comcast. KQED Public Radio, home of Forum and The California Report, is one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service delivering more than eighteen local weekday newscasts and news features. KQED Interactive provides KQED’s cross-platform news service, KQEDnews.org, as well as several popular local blogs, video and audio podcasts, and a live radio stream at kqed.org. KQED Education brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and the general public through workshops, community screenings and multimedia resources.

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KQED Wins Five Northern California Emmy® Awards 12 June,2012

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