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Mike McGinn, Mayor
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SUBJECT:  Seattle Channel receives record 21 Emmy nominations
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4/24/2012  10:30:00 AM
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Seattle Channel receives record 21 Emmy nominations

SEATTLE - Mayor Mike McGinn today announced the Seattle Channel received 21 Emmy nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Art & Sciences (NATAS), a record number of nominations for the popular city-operated TV station.

The Seattle Channel's nominations include Station Excellence with the channel competing against Seattle's largest commercial stations, KING, KOMO, KIRO as well as two of Portland's commercial stations, KATU and KGW and Idaho Public Television.

"These nominations underscore the Seattle Channel's commitment to helping our city's residents connect with their local government and their community." said McGinn. "I congratulate the station on its work."

Nominations in the 49th annual Northwest Emmy's highlight the quality of several Seattle Channel series, including the public affairs program City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan, the documentary series Community Stories, the weekly arts show Art Zone with Nancy Guppy and several segments from the weekly magazine show CityStream. Also nominated are host Nancy Guppy and editor Peggy Lycett for Art Zone with Nancy Guppy and the channel's Seattle Speaks: Seattle Public Schools, a live, televised, interactive discussion in February 2011.

"Over 60 percent of Seattleites have seen the Seattle Channel and its coverage of local activities and great community stories," said City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee. "The channel also upholds the city's commitment to open government by video archiving and streaming all Council meetings. This achievement is a reflection of the incredible staff at Seattle Channel who work hard every day to serve the residents of Seattle and provide inclusive programming that reflects the diversity of our neighborhoods,"

In 2010 and 2011, Seattle Channel received four Emmy's. In 2010, the station was named the best government TV station in the United States by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. The Northwest regional Emmy awards will be announced June 2. The NATAS region includes five states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Here is a listing of Seattle Channel's 21 Emmy nominations:

Station Excellence

Station Excellence - Seattle Channel
Seattle Channel John Giamberso, General Manager

Arts/Entertainment - Feature/Segment

Rachel Flotard Seattle Channel Matt McNaghten, Producer/DP/Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4011191

Alternative Comics Seattle Channel Ralph Bevins, Producer/Photographer/Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3071109

Angela Sterling Seattle Channel Ralph Bevins, Producer/Photographer/Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4011180

David Chatt Seattle Channel Valerie Vozza, DP/Editor Kathy Tuohey, Producer
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4011188

Arts/Entertainment - Program Special

Art Zone with Nancy Guppy Series Seattle Channel Nancy Guppy, Executive Producer/Host Sheila Mullen, Producer Peggy Lycett, Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/artZone/

Historic/Cultural - Program/Special

Community Stories Seattle Channel Shannon Gee, Senior Producer John Giamberso, Executive Producer
http://www.seattlechannel.org/CommunityStories/

Informational/Instructional - Feature/Segment

Robotics Club - CityStream Seattle Channel Vincent Pierce, Producer/Photographer/Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4071106

Bike Cops - CityStream Seattle Channel Cameron Wong, Producer Ian Devier, Photographer/Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3071121

O2 - CityStream Seattle Channel Vincent Pierce, Producer/Photographer/Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4051104

Sports - Feature/Segment

New Year's Challenge Seattle Channel Ian Devier, Producer/Photographer/Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4071039

Interactivity

Seattle Speaks: Seattle Public Schools Seattle Channel Susan Han, Producer Megan Erb, Producer C R Douglas, Host/Producer Roxeanne Vainuku, Online Correspondent Matt Peterson, Photographer/Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3381101

Public/Current/Community Affairs - Feature/Segment

Vision Loss Connections Seattle Channel Shannon Gee, Producer/Photographer/Editor Ian Devier, Photographer
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4071207

Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special

City Inside/Out: Seattle Veterans Court Seattle Channel Susan Han, Senior Producer Brian Callanan, Host/Producer Matt Peterson, Photographer/ Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3061133

Community Stories - Goalball Seattle Channel Shannon Gee, Producer/Director/Photographer Ian Devier, Photographer Jill Freidberg, Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3171007

Politics/Government - Program/Special

City Inside/Out: Homeless but Hopeful Seattle Channel Susan Han, Senior Producer Brian Callanan, Host/Producer Matt Peterson, Photographer/ Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3061136

Interview/Discussion - Program/Special

City Inside/Out: Teen Sex Trafficking Seattle Channel Susan Han, Senior Producer C R Douglas, Host/Producer Matt Peterson, Photographer/Editor
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3061113

Documentary - Cultural

Community Stories - Dr. Ruby Seattle Channel Peggy Lycett, Producer/Photographer/Editor Alesia Massingale, Producer
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3171105

Documentary - Topical

Community Stories - Healing a Soldier's Heart Seattle Channel Lisa Hardmeyer, Producer/Director Ian Devier, Editor/Co-Photographer Virginia Bogert, Writer
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3171005

Program Host/Moderator

Nancy Guppy Seattle Channel, Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
http://www.seattlechannel.org/artZone/

Editor - Program

Art Zone with Nancy Guppy Peggy Lycett Seattle Channel
http://www.seattlechannel.org/artZone/

Seattle Channel presents programs on cable television (channel 21 on Comcast and Wave) and via the Internet to help citizens connect with their city. Programming includes series and special features highlighting the diverse civic and cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest's premier city. Seattle Channel's website (www.seattlechannel.org) offers streaming video worldwide and includes an archive featuring video on demand of all programs. The station is a Government Access Channel granted to the city of Seattle per federal law for the purpose of cablecasting government television programs. It is administered by the Seattle Channel unit of the city of Seattle's Department of Information Technology.

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