CPTV Proudly Announces its Five Regional Emmy Award Wins for the 2009 Television Season

Release Date: 05/25/2010

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) has won five Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter for the 2009 television season. The awards were received at the 33rd Boston/New England Emmy Award Ceremony, held on Saturday, May 22 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. 

“We are thrilled to have come away from Saturday’s ceremony with five Regional Emmy Awards,” says Dean Orton, senior vice president of development and media services for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN), parent company of CPTV. “Certainly thanks go to all those who support our mission. Those who invest in CPTV allow us to engage some of the best staff and production talents in our industry. Their relentless drive for the exceptional allows this station to continue to play a vital role in positively impacting our community. Receiving these awards from such a prestigious peer group certainly is an honor, especially considering that we had wins in such a broad range of categories.”
 
The Emmy Awards were received for the following programs and/or categories:
 
Health/Science
Opening Doors, Opening Minds
Jennifer Boyd, Director/Executive Producer
Cathy Jackman, Producer/Editor
 
Historical/Cultural Program/Special
Living Modern in Connecticut
Diane Smith, Director/Producer/Host/Writer
Paul Apito, Graphic Artist - Moving Pictures, Inc.
Kenneth Harper, Editor - Moving Pictures, Inc.
Kevin Kuhl, Director of Photography
Virginia Fisher, Associate Producer
Jennifer Boyd, Executive Producer
 
Societal Concerns
The Power of Giving: Stories of Volunteerism
Jonathan Robinson, Producer
Jennifer Boyd, Executive Producer
 
Informational/Instructional
Philanthropy: The Power of Giving
Cathy Jackman, Producer/Co-Writer/Editor
Elizabeth Warren, Assistant Producer/Co-Writer
Jennifer Boyd, Director/Co-Writer/Executive Producer
Jim Chapdelaine, Original Music/Mixing
 
Education/Schools
Voices in Conflict
Jonathan Robinson, Producer
Edward Wierzbicki, Executive Producer
Jennifer Boyd, Executive Producer
James Whitsett, Executive Producer
 
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN/www.
cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and/or www.wnpr.org.           
 
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