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May 1, 2014

WGBH Productions Nominated for 18 Daytime Emmys

Curious George, Arthur, Martha Speaks, Design Squad Nation, Ask This Old House, This Old House Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking and The Mind of a Chef honored with Daytime Emmy nominations for outstanding achievements in television
BOSTON, Mass. (May 01, 2014)WGBH productions earned 18 Daytime Emmy® nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The Boston-based public broadcaster’s children’s programs garnered six nominations for Curious George, Arthur, Martha Speaks and Design Squad Nation. WGBH’s Lifestyle co-productions earned a total of 12 nominations for Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking (a co-production with Fine Cooking magazine), 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., for This Old House Ventures, Inc. and presented on PBS by WGBH) and Ask This Old House (produced by This Old House Productions, Inc., for This Old House Ventures, Inc. and presented on PBS by WGBH).
“The quality of WGBH’s Lifestyle productions continues to impress year after year,”said John Bredar, WGBH Vice President for National Programming. “To have the Academy acknowledge that quality and the effort that goes into some of our most creative, engaging and educational programs is point of great pride for us.”
“WGBH’s children’s productions put a tremendous amount of thought and passion into providing fun and educational content across multiple platforms,” said Brigid Sullivan, WGBH Vice President for Children’s Media and Educational Programming. “We’re delighted to receive this great recognition for that work.”
A complete list of WGBH’s nominations follows:
·       Curious George:Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program; Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
·       Arthur:Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program; Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program (Alan Cumming)
·       Martha Speaks:Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program
·       Design Squad Nation:Outstanding New Approaches—Original Daytime Program or Series
·       This Old House:Outstanding Lifestyle Program; Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program; Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography
·       Ask This Old House:Outstanding Special Class Series
·       Moveable Feast with Fine CookingOutstanding Culinary Program
·       Mind of a ChefOutstanding Culinary Program; Outstanding Culinary Host (April Bloomfield and Sean Brock); Outstanding Directing in Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program; Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design; Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography; Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing; Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing—Live Action
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 2013 calendar year. The Daytime Emmy® Awards will be presented on June 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 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 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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