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Prairie Public receives Emmy nominations

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Category: Television

FARGO, ND August 24, 2010 – Two Prairie Public local documentaries have been nominated for 2010 Regional Emmy awards by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson” was nominated in the Cultural Documentary category. Homesteading was nominated in the Historical Documentary category.

“It sounds like a cliché but it really is an honor just to be nominated,” said Bob Dambach, Prairie Public’s Director of Television. “Like the national Emmys, regional entries go through a rigorous jury process. They are judged against national standards of excellence in both technical and creative categories.”

“A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson” is a 30 minute long program which chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken in his career. It examines how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

“Homesteading” blends interviews with historians, the stories told by descendents of homesteaders, and dramatic readings from pioneer diaries and letters to paint a picture of the people who struggled to create a life for themselves on the prairies. The hour long documentary tells of the hardships the pioneers endured and the successes they celebrated.

The Regional Emmy awards honor the work of local television stations and include news, sports, documentary, educational, and entertainment program categories.

Prairie Public Broadcasting, headquartered in Fargo, is a non-profit organization and community licensee that provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota, and public radio service to North Dakota. In addition to broadcasting services, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides a wide range of educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.

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