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June 10, 2014

WGBH’s Neighborhood Kitchens Wins New England Emmy Award

Neighborhood Kitchens recognized for excellence in the Informational/Instructional category

BOSTON, Mass. (June 10, 2014) WGBH’s Neighborhood Kitchens was honored with a Boston/New England Emmy Award in the Informational/Instructional category on Saturday.  Neighborhood Kitchens explores New England’s cultural diversity and vibrant ethnic communities through the lens of food. Hosted by Margarita Martinez, Neighborhood Kitchens has taken viewers to sample creative tapas at Tres Gatos with chef Marcos Sanchez, made dumplings with Myers and Chang chef and owner Joanne Chang, explored Watertown’s Little Armenia and ventured beyond greater Boston into Providence, Newport and Portland.

"I am very proud of the Neighborhood Kitchens team and the series we have been able to share with our neighbors across New England. It is an honor to have our work recognized by critics and fans alike," said series producer Patricia Alvarado Núñez. "As our entire region becomes more diverse, Neighborhood Kitchens connects neighborhoods, cultures and people from all parts of greater Boston."

Neighborhood Kitchens airs Saturdays at 4pm on WGBH 2. Find episodes online at the Neighborhood Kitchens blog.

WGBH productions earned a total of six Boston-New England Emmy nominations from the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Neighborhood Kitchens’ host Margarita Martinez was honored with a nomination for her work with the production. The Academy also recognized special environmental and magazine programming from WGBH’s Greater Boston with two nominations, as well as two for WGBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen for his work with Open Studio and a behind the scenes look at Antiques Roadshow.

NATAS is the premier and most recognized non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in television. The Academy grants the Emmy® Award, the most prestigious, peer-judged honor in television for exemplary creative achievement.

The 37th Boston/New England Awards were presented on Saturday, June 7. Boston native Leonard Nimoy was presented with the Governors’ Award at the ceremony.

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 Public Radio; 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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