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May 9, 2012
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – KQED, the public media organization that serves Northern California, is pleased to announce 17 nominations for the 2012 Northern California Emmy® Awards for its public television stations KQED and KQED Plus. The programs recognized include QUEST, a local series concentrating on science, nature, and the environment; This is Us, a series profiling the remarkable people of the South Bay; as well as numerous documentaries and specials.
KQED is nominated for the following Northern California Emmy® awards:
PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, FEATURE/SEGMENT
PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, PROGRAM/SPECIAL
PHOTOGRAPHER, PROGRAM (NON-NEWS)
EDITOR – PROGRAM (NON-NEWS)
The 41st annual Northern California Area EMMY® Award ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O’Farrell Street) with host John Kessler.
The Emmy® award is presented 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 Emmy® statuettes. Northern California is composed of television and cable stations from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno, Nevada. Entries were aired during the 2011 calendar year.
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.