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March 31, 2015

WGBH Productions Nominated for 10 Daytime Emmys

Arthur, Design Squad Nation, Plum Landing, The Mind of a Chef, This Old House and Victory Garden’s Edible Feast honored with Daytime Emmy nominations for outstanding achievements in television

BOSTON, Mass. (March 31, 2015) WGBH productions earned 10 Daytime Emmy® nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The Boston-based public broadcaster’s children’s programs garnered three nominations for Arthur, Design Squad Nation and Plum Landing. WGBH’s Studio Six and co-productions earned a total of seven nominations for The Mind of a Chef (produced by Zero Point Zero productions and presented by WGBH), This Old House (produced by This Old House Productions, Inc., and presented by WGBH) and Victory Garden’s Edible Feast (produced by WGBH and Edible Media).

?“WGBH’s Studio Six productions and co-productions push boundaries in the realm of creative and educational programming,” said John Bredar, WGBH Vice President for National Programming. “?It is an honor to have our long tradition of pioneering television honored on the national stage.”

“WGBH’s children’s productions continuously work to create innovative educational content for kids and families,” said Brigid Sullivan, WGBH Vice President for Children’s Media and Educational Programming. “We’re so proud that the Academy has recognized our dedication to creating high quality children’s programming.”

A complete list of WGBH’s nominations follows:?

  • Arthur: Outstanding Children’s Animated Program
  • Design Squad Nation: Outstanding New Approaches—Original Daytime Program or Series
  • Plum Landing: Outstanding New Approaches—Original Daytime Program or Series
  • This Old House: Outstanding Lifestyle Program
  • Mind of a ChefOutstanding Culinary Program; Outstanding Culinary Host (Edward Lee and Magnus Nilsson); Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design; Outstanding Single Camera Photography; Outstanding Single Camera Editing
  • Victory Garden’s Edible Feast: Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

WGBH has a rich tradition of producing and supporting educational and lifestyle programming that started with The French Chef and its pioneering host, Julia Child. Kids, parents, the creative and the curious rely on WGBH for enriching content across multiple platforms that engages their unique interests.

The Daytime Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2am-6pm during the 2014 calendar year. Winners will be announced at a gala at the Universal Hilton on Friday, April 24, 2015 and televised on Pop on Sunday, April 26. See the full list of nominees here.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic Black, and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.




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