The Nine Network Wins Four Mid-America Emmy Awards
Science Matters Wins Two; Ferguson: A Special Report and City of Music Each Win One
St. Louis, MO — October 5, 2015 — The Nine Network of Public Media won four Emmy Awards from the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), it was announced at ceremonies in St. Louis on Saturday, October 3.
Nine Network producer Jim Kirchherr won three awards, one in the Environment-Program Feature Segment category for a piece on the hellbender salamanderthat was produced for Nine's Water Matters initiative and aired on Science Matters, and another in the Health/Science-Program Feature Segment category for a Science Matters story on cancer goggles. Science Matters is a weekly Nine Network magazine series about local and national science topics. Kirchherr, Anne-Marie Berger and Ruth Ezell also won in the Specialty Assignment-Program/Special category for Ferguson: A Special Report, a half-hour news special following the grand jury decision in November 2014 not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown.
City of Music, a two-hour special that explored the legacy and contributions of St. Louis to America's music heritage, won in the Arts/Entertainment-Program/Special category for producer Patrick Murphy, director Kent Samul and editor Brian Holder of the Nine Network, as well as creative consultant Paul Reuter and sound engineer-mixer Paul Hennerich.
Berger and Kirchherr are residents of University City. Murphy lives in Webster Groves. Ezell resides in Clayton. Holder lives in Creve Coeur. Samul is a resident of Ballwin.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation's most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, www.nineNet.org and the Public Media Commons. The Nine Network's rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.