CPTV Tops New England Public Television Stations With Eight Emmy Awards

Release Date: 06/02/2009

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) has won eight Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/ New England Chapter for the 2008 television season. This is the most Emmy Awards by any public television station in New England, including any Connecticut station, and the most in CPTV’s history.

“Connecticut Public Television made a name for itself at the 32nd Boston New England Awards ceremony. The producers put in long hours to produce high quality programs and they were rewarded for all of their hard work,” said Jay Whitsett, vice president and station manager of CPTV. “This is a difficult competition to win and to come away with eight 'Golden Ladies' speaks to the diverse local programming service CPTV provides for its viewers.”

The Emmy Awards were received for the following programs and/or categories:

Health/Science Program
My First Breath                                                                                                                                                            Alissa Wood, Producer/Director/Writer
Jim Chapdelaine, Composer
Kevin Jeffko, Editor
Jay Whitsett Executive Producer
CPTV/Meridian Lights LLC

Education/Schools Program
Today's Children in Tomorrow's World
Cathy Jackman, Producer/Post Producer
Jennifer Boyd, Producer/Director
Jim Chapdelaine, Composer
Paul Apito, Animator
Jay Whitsett, Executive Producer

Director Post Production
Voices in Conflict                                                                                                                                                    Bonnie Dickinson, Director
A.J. Gundel, Director Post Production
John Ruane, Director Post Production

Musical Composition/Arrangement
Voices in Conflict
A.J. Gundel, Composer/Arranger

Informational/Instructional Program
Parents and Teens: Behind the Wheel
Jennifer Boyd, Creator/Co-Producer
Catherine Sager, Co-Producer
Cathy Jackman, Co-Producer/Editor
Jay Whitsett, Executive Producer

Magazine Program Program/Special
Eating CT
Jason Hawkins, Host/Writer/Producer
David Kinney, Producer Director of Photography
Winfried Quast, Editor/Director of Post Production
Jay Whitsett, Executive Producer
CPTV/DsignDigital, LLP

Editor Program
Eating CT
Winfried Quast, Senior Producer
Neal Carter, Editor
CPTV/DsignDigital, LLP

Documentary Program
Alzheimer's Disease: Facing the Facts
Glenn Orkin, Director/Writer
Larry Rifkin, Executive Producer
CPTV/Motion, Inc.

Since 1989, CPTV Original productions have earned 77 Regional Emmy Awards and 366 Regional Emmy Award nominations. The 32nd Boston/New England Emmy Awards ceremony took place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

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