Nine Network Wins Four 2016 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 four golden statues 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 community service and 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.”

Community Service Award for American Graduate
The Nine Network was 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. Nine Network staff recognized were Amy Shaw, senior vice president of engagement and content; Anne-Marie Berger, senior producer/director; and Shelly Williams, director of the American Graduate initiative.

Public/Current/Community Affairs Program/Special Award for Works in Progress Documentary
The Nine Network’s documentary Works in Progress was produced as part of the American Graduate initiative and offers glimpses into the lives of five young people in the St. Louis metro area. The documentary weaves together their individual stories with the broad issues of economic and educational disparity often tied to race and class. Nine Network staff recognized were Amy Shaw senior vice president of engagement and content; Jim Kirchherr, senior director of content; and independent producers Frank Popper and Lori Dowd.

Informational/Instructional Program/Special Award for Brain Works Special
In the Nine Network’s Brain Works special, Washington University neurosurgeons Albert Kim, MD, PhD, and Eric Leuthardt, MD, narrate a 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.

Informational/Instructional Feature Segment Award for “Arch Stains Report”
This special feature of the Nine Network’s SciTech Now series 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. Recognized with the award was Jim Kirchherr, Nine Network senior director of content.

Nine Network Specials

Works in Progress

Aired: 2016-02-08 05:00:0026:47Rating: NR

Follow five St. Louis area students on their journey to graduate high school.

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 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.


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