WCVE/WHTJ PBS Wins Regional Emmy® Awards | Community Idea Stations


WCVE/WHTJ PBS Wins Regional Emmy® Awards


Charlottesville/Richmond PBS station and production partner win Regional Emmy® Awards


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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 Saturday, June 22, at the Chapter’s 61st Emmy® Awards Gala in Bethesda, Md., WCVE/WHTJ PBS took home three Regional Emmy® awards, while a producing partner took home another.  

Among those honored were the documentary “Charlottesville,” which examines the events leading up to the tragedies of August 11 and 12, 2017; the “Virginia Currents” episode “Survivors Who Empower; Art of the Journey,” which shares two harrowing yet inspiring stories of survivors dedicated to empowering others and discusses the benefits of making art; “Charlottesville Inside-Out” host Terri Allard’s conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate and Charlottesville resident Rita Dove; and “Blackbird: Legacy of Innovation” a documentary by production partner 19RED about the innovative aircraft SR-71 Blackbird, one of which now resides at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Full award information is provided below:

Category: 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

“Survivors Who Empower; Art for the Journey” 
Category: Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special
Produced by WCVE PBS
Metta Bastet, Producer/Cinematographer/Editor 
*Episode of “Virginia Currents” 

“A Conversation with Rita Dove”
Category: 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”
Category: Photographer - Program (Non-News)
Produced by 19RED
Todd Hervey, Videographer/DP
*WCVE PBS served as the presenting station for this production.

Other nominees from WCVE/WHTJ PBS and partners included “Chincoteague Ponies, Pride and Love” (WCVE), “Southern Nightmare - The Story of the Southside Strangler” (WCVE), “Virginia Currents: Alzheimer’s Awareness” (WCVE), and “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia” (Field Studio).

“I am so proud to have our station, together with one of our producing partners, recognized in this way,” 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 awards 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.”


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 Idea 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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