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UNC-TV PROGRAMS TAKE HOME THREE EMMY® AWARDS AT MIDSOUTH REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS GALA IN NASHVILLE, TN

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, 2/19/2020—UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina was awarded three Emmy Awards at the 34th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards Gala held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee.


This year’s UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina Midsouth Regional Emmy Award Winners Are:

Historic/Cultural Program Feature/Segment

The Black Light Project, Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Dan Powers

Arts

Muse(Season 2), Morgan Potts, Katy M. Loebrich, Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Amy Meiggs, Robert Gunter, Nathan Shepherd, Dan Powers, Galen Black

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The Foundation Skatepark, Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Robert Gunter, Brooks Bennett

"I want to thank everyone here at UNC-TV for your support this past year," said UNC-TV Interim Director of Programming Galen Black. "The team could not do their job without the amazing support of everyone in this organization. I’m very proud to be a part of such a great organization and wonderful team of content creators who spend every day working to tell the story of our great state." Black was also part of the team who won the Emmy for best Arts show for the second season of Muse.

“I'm thrilled to make a home for three more Emmy awards at UNC-TV,” said UNC-TV CEO Lindsay Bierman. “These extraordinary honors reflect not just the hard work of our talented staff but the power of storytelling. That's something UNC-TV excels at because public television provides a vital space to educate, inform, entertain, and inspire our audiences. These stories celebrate our state's culture, heritage, and promise—while revealing who we are as North Carolinians, what it means to be Southern, and the places where we share common ground.

About the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences & Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards
Founded in 1957, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. NATAS membership consists of broadcast and media professionals in 19 regional chapters across the country.

Materials broadcast, cablecast or webcast in the Midsouth Region, which encompasses the states of North Carolina (except Asheville) and Tennessee, plus northern Alabama, from July 1 to June 30, 2019, were eligible for entry. Nominations are announced during the week before Thanksgiving, with awards made during a gala banquet and live telecast Saturday, February 15, from Nashville.

About UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina
On air, online and in person, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina connects North Carolinians to each other, the world and endless possibilities. Through its unique partnership of public investment and private support, the statewide network includes in-person engagement, digital-first social and online content delivery, and four over-the-air channels—UNC-TV PBS & More, the North Carolina Channel, Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS and the Explorer Channel. Additionally, it provides emergency services support for the state and free educational services and resources for teachers. Visit unctv.org and join the conversation by connecting with us at facebook.com/publicmediaNC, instagram.com/publicmediaNC and @publicmediaNC on Twitter.

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