WEDU PBS Honored with 3 Suncoast Regional Emmy® Nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


TAMPA, FL (October 16, 2017)-The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored WEDU PBS, West Central Florida’s PBS station, with three Suncoast Regional Emmy® Award nominations.
“This acknowledgement is a tribute to the quality of work produced by the hardworking and talented staff of WEDU PBS and our local production colleagues. We are extremely proud of nominations received by WEDU PBS honoring the community focused programming that is at the heart of our mission,” said Jack Conely, WEDU Vice President of Content, as he shared his congratulations for the nominations bestowed.

The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a nonprofit Florida corporation dedicated to excellence in television and offers the annual Regional Emmy Awards to television markets in the entire State of Florida; Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, La.; Mobile, Ala.; Thomasville, Ga.; and Puerto Rico. Winners of the 2016 Regional Emmy® Awards will be announced on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences annual ceremony in Orlando, Florida.

Suncoast Regional Emmy® Award Nominations:

ENVIRONMENT – Program
Sea Turtle Nesting (Kenneth Cherry, Mark Purvis, Gina Presson)

DOCUMENTARY – Historical
The Feminine Touch: The Struggle for Equality in Medicine (Kristine Kelly, Danny Bruno, Robert Bruno)

INTERVIEW – Discussion
Autism: Breakthrough to Hope (Spencer Briggs, Jim Ciotoli, Francisco Vega, Bryan Miehe, Cathy Unruh)

All of the nominated programs can be viewed on the WEDU PBS website at: www.wedu.org/awards.