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WOUB-TV programs win regional Emmys

ATHENS, Ohio (June 17, 2004) -- Four WOUB-TV programs were nominated to receive Midwestern Regional Emmy Awards from The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The 40th annual Midwestern Regional Emmy Awards ceremony were held on Saturday, June 12, at The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus.

WOUB logoWOUB-TV programs nominated and their respective categories include: "Hey!...What's That?" in the Children's Program-Short Form category, Mark Brewer, executive producer; Eric Anderson, producer/director; and Jessica Street, host. "Opening the Door West: The Ohio Company of Associates" was nominated in the Documentary Program category, Mark Brewer, executive producer; Ellen Shelburne, producer; and David Shelburne, writer/director. "Moscow Circus: A Winter's Tale" was nominated in the Arts & Culture Program category, Keith Newman, video producer/director; Eric Anderson, videographer/editor; Lena Vosk, producer/director; and Sasha Vosk, producer/director. "An Evening with Jorma & Blue Country" was also nominated in the Audio-Live category, Jeff Redefer, audio director.

"Hey!...What's That?" and "An Evening with Jorma & Blue Country" both won regional Emmys.

"We are ecstatic about being nominate for and winning these Emmy awards," says Director and General Manager Carolyn Lewis. "It's great to be recognized and rewarded for the work that you do, particularly by such a prestigious organization."

The purpose of the NATAS Regional Emmy Awards is to recognize outstanding achievements in television by conferring annual awards of merit in the chapter's designated award region. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence for those working in the television industry and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements in television.

The Ohio University Telecommunications Center, a unit of the College of Communication, operates two television stations: WOUB-TV/Channel 20 in Athens and WOUC-TV/Channel 44 in Cambridge; one cable channel: WOUB II; and six radio stations: WOUB-1340 AM, WOUB-91.3 FM, WOUC-89.1 FM, WOUH-91.9 FM, WOUL-89.1 FM and WOUZ-90.1 FM.

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Media Contact: WOUB Public Information Coordinator Olivea Oldham, (740) 593-4944 or Olivea_Oldham@woub.pbs.org

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