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WCVE/WHTJ PBS Earns Recognition for Regional Emmy® Award Nominations

Local PBS station and two production partners garner nominations in documentary and public affairs categories, among others.

 

More information: CapitalEmmys.TV/Emmys

 

Richmond, Va. - Since 1958, the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (NCCB) of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has worked to foster and recognize outstanding achievement in television production throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. On May 15, 2019, NATAS-NCCB announced eight Capital Region Emmy® Award nominations for WCVE/WHTJ PBS and its affiliated producers for its following 2018 programs and segments:

 

“Charlottesville” (Documentary - Cultural/Topical)
Produced by WCVE PBS
Paul Roberts, Director
Larry J. Sabato, Producer
Leslie Custalow, Assistant Director
Glenn Crossman, Producer
Kenneth Stroupe, Producer
Gene Rhodes, Director of Photography

“Chincoteague Ponies, Pride and Love” (Magazine Program - Feature/Segment)
Produced by WCVE PBS
Metta Bastet, Producer/Cinematographer/Editor
Lance Williams, Cinematographer 
*Segment on “Virginia Currents” 

“Southern Nightmare - The Story of the Southside Strangler” (Magazine Program - Feature/Segment)
Produced by WCVE PBS
Patty Nevadomski, Producer/Editor 
*Segment on “Virginia Currents”

“Survivors Who Empower; Art of the Journey” (Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special) 
Produced by WCVE PBS
Metta Bastet, Producer/Cinematographer/Editor 
*Segment on “Virginia Currents” 

“Virginia Currents: Alzheimer's Awareness” (Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special)
Produced by WCVE PBS
Amy Lacey, Host/Reporter/Producer 
*Segment on “Virginia Currents”

“A Conversation with Rita Dove” (Interview/Discussion)
Produced by WHTJ PBS
Terri Allard, Host/Producer
Shawn Freude, Producer/Director/Editor
*Special episode of “Charlottesville Inside-Out”

“Blackbird: Legacy of Innovation” (Documentary - Historical)
Produced by 19RED, llc & Fuel Creative, Inc. 
Todd Hervey, Producer/Director/DP
Pam Hervey, Producer 
*WCVE PBS served as the presenting station for this production.

“The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia” (Documentary - Historical)
Produced by Field Studio 
Hannah Ayers, Co-Director
Lance Warren, Co-Director 
*WCVE PBS served as the presenting station and provided financial support for this production.

 

“I am so proud that our station, together with two of our producing partners, was honored with eight Regional Emmy® nominations,” says Jayme Swain, President of the Community Idea Stations and CEO of the Virginia Foundation for Public Media, the Stations’ parent company. “As public television, our role is to shine a light on the issues that are important to our community, especially those that may not otherwise receive the attention they deserve. It's so gratifying to have the support of the audience and the recognition of the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter for this important work.” 

These nominations represent a significant accomplishment for the Richmond-headquartered Community Idea Stations whose public television stations reach over 300,000 viewers throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. 

“The Community Idea Stations’ producing team is proud to tell stories that resonate throughout the Commonwealth and beyond,” says John Felton, Vice President and Manager of Television. “We look forward to expanding our programming services in the coming months and thank our viewers for their support.”

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the  of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will hold its 61st Emmy® Awards Gala on Saturday, June 22 in Bethesda, Md.

 

About the Community Idea Stations:
The Community Idea Stations, the largest locally owned and operated public media company in central Virginia, provides the best of PBS and NPR programming coupled with a strong set of community-based programs and services to make an important impact in the areas of arts, news, history, science, and education. Each week, the stations reach over 300,000 people throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. 

The stations offer television programming throughout the region on stations including WCVE/WHTJ PBS, WCVW/WVPY PBS, WVPT PBS, PBS Kids 24/7, lifestyle channel Create TV, and international program channel MHz Worldview. 

In Richmond, the Community Ideas Stations also broadcasts on radio. WCVE News provides Morning Edition, All Things Considered, as well as NPR talk shows and BBC News on 88.9 FM (HD1). WCVE Music provides classical, jazz, blues, world music, and more on 93.1 FM  and 107.3 FM (HD2). 

More information can be found at IdeaStations.org.

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