Blue Ridge PBS sets new standard with three regional Emmy nominations
(Roanoke, Va.)—Blue Ridge PBS has received three 2011 Emmy® Award nominations from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the most Emmy nods ever received by the station in one year.
The announcement was made May 14, with 204 nominations resulting from 728 entries. The chapter is comprised of commercial and public television stations in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Blue Ridge PBS productions recognized are “Bob Ross: The Happy Painter” in the Documentary-Cultural category; “The Music of Coal” from the station’s “On the Crooked Road” series in the Chesapeake Heritage-Feature category; and the 2011 McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence in the Community Service category.
Previously, Blue Ridge PBS was honored with the 2010 and 2009 regional Emmys for Community Service for “JobQuest.”
“We are particularly proud of these new benchmarks of excellence,” said James Baum, president and CEO of Blue Ridge PBS. “They reflect superior work by our production team, collaboration with great partners throughout the region, and ongoing support provided by our members, businesses and grant-making organizations.”
All segments from “On the Crooked Road” can be viewed under the Videos tab at BlueRidgePBS.org.
The 54th annual Emmy Awards for the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter will be presented June 16 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
About Blue Ridge PBS
Blue Ridge PBS is the winner of the 2010 and 2009 Regional Emmy Awards for community service for “JobQuest.” Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge PBS is the sole public multimedia enterprise serving 4 million individuals in portions of five states. The station’s 26,000 square-mile coverage area includes southwestern Virginia and bordering counties in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina. As the region’s storyteller, Blue Ridge PBS offers outstanding informational, educational and cultural programming, along with an award-winning local production team devoted to regional issues and interests. Further, over 200,000 schoolchildren and their teachers benefit from the station’s education services that provide a safe, trusted environment for innovative on-air and online learning. Blue Ridge PBS is comprised of WBRA-TV/DT in Roanoke, WSBN-TV/DT in Norton, and WMSY-TV/DT in Marion, Va