Nine Network Science Programs Win Two Regional Emmy Awards
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Awards reflect the Nine Network’s commitment and connection to the community it serves.
St. Louis, MO — October 14, 2016 — The Nine Network of Public Media took home two golden statues for science programming at the 40th Mid-America Emmy® awards ceremony in Branson, MO, on October 1. Emmy awards from the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences were presented to Nine Network producers and staff for outstanding local programs that showcase St. Louis and address important regional issues.
“We are honored to be recognized for the quality of our work, but our real mission is to tell the stories of our community and inspire the spirit of possibility in our viewing audience. Our work would not be possible without the support of the community, our partner organizations, and friends,” says Jack Galmiche, president and CEO of the Nine Network of Public Media. “These valuable community partnerships enable us to share stories of our region’s challenges and celebrate its achievements.”
The Nine Network was recognized for actively engaging the community in one of our region’s strengths—science. “Arch Stains Report,” a special feature on the Gateway Arch’s exterior panels that appeared in our weekly series SciTech Now, airing on Wednesday nights, was awarded a 2016 Emmy in the informational/instructional category.
This important science series covers St. Louis achievements in medicine, technology and natural sciences. The award-winning feature tells the story of how engineers, metallurgists, and others tackled the demanding job of inspecting and testing stains on the Gateway Arch’s exterior panels. Nine Network staff recognized with the award was Jim Kirchherr, senior director of content.
The Nine Network’s Brain Works special also received a 2016 Emmy in the informational/instructional category. Narrated by Washington University neurosurgeons Albert Kim, MD, PhD, and Eric Leuthardt, MD, it tells the tale of a young couple traveling through life together from the perspective of what’s going on inside their brains. Nine Network staff recognized with the award were Kent Samul, production manager; Brian Holder, senior editor; and Anne Davis, producer.
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Neurosurgeons narrate a tale of a young couple from what’s going on inside their brains.
The Nine Network was also recognized with the Community Service Emmy for its work on the American Graduate initiative, public media’s long-term commitment to help young people achieve success in school and in life, and for Works in Progress, a documentary offering a glimpse into the lives of five young people in the St. Louis metro area.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
The Nine Network of Public Media is 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. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and multiple websites accessible at nineNet.org. The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.