We are proud to announce that Nashville Public Television (NPT) picked up two Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards last night at the 26th Annual awards ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville.
In the Community Service category, our Children’s Health Project, made up of NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis documentaries, Children’s Health Updates, as well as community engagement discussions and outreach events, earned statuettes for Kevin Crane, Beth Curley, Mary Makley, Kathy Edson, Will Pedigo, Jo Ann Scalf and series host Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
In the Public Affairs category, executive producer Kevin Crane and producer Ed Jones earned awards for NPT’s original documentary TN Civil War 150: Secession.
Congratulations to those programs that aired on NPT that also picked up awards, including Janet’s Planet. Episodes “Do You Know How Food Gets On Your Plate” & “What Is a Good Friend?” together won the best Children’s Program award and put statuettes in the hands of Janet Ivey and John Hussey. Creative License, a winner for best Arts program, got statuettes for David Van Hooser, Steve Hall, Barry Cross, Ken Tucker and Doug Jackson of The Renaissance Center
Special congratulations as well to filmmaker Barry Simmons, who won the award for best Cultural Documentary for his film Sons of Lwala. The film was the winner of NPT’s Human Spirit Award at the Nashville Film Festival in 2008, which paved the way for its airing on public television.
For a complete list of winners, visit nashville.emmyonline.org.