EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS RECEIVES FOUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY AWARDS FOR EXCEPTIONAL WORK IN TELEVISION
PHOENIX -- (October 22, 2013) Judges in the 36th annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards presented Eight, Arizona PBS with four prestigious gold Emmy statuettes at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmy Gala for its excellence in television programming. The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of NATAS honors the best television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for individuals dedicated to advancing the art and science of television in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Centro, California.
The Latest Procedure: Anterior Total Hip Replacement
"The operating room can be a scary place for patients,” says Wayne Dickmann, director of the Eight, Arizona PBS landmark medical series The Latest Procedure. “Our goal was to pull back the shroud of mystery and educate viewers about exactly what goes on. I think this award and the feedback we've received from viewers demonstrates we were successful in our efforts. We look forward to securing new partnerships this upcoming year so that we can distribute the series nationally and produce more episodes across many other medical specialties."
INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION-PROGRAM/SPECIAL OR SERIES
Check, Please! Arizona
“Check Please! Arizona is our most popular locally produced series, and we’re very pleased to see it recognized with an Emmy Award again this year,” says the series’ Coordinating Producer Suzanne Guery. “There is a lot involved in putting together a show like this, from reviewing hundreds of restaurant nominations and interviewing potential guests to coordinating shooting schedules with restaurants, our three guest reviewers for each episode, our crew and our James Beard award-winning host. It’s a large-scale team effort, but when viewers tell us how much they enjoy learning about all the diverse dining options in Arizona, and the featured restaurants enjoy significant boosts in business after being on the show, we know we’re on to something worthwhile for our community.”
Season 4 of Check Please! Arizona is now in production, and scheduled to begin airing in January 2014. The series received multiple Emmy Awards for Season 1 in 2011, including Interview/Discussion – Program/Special or Series, Lighting and Photographer (non-news program).
NOSTALGIA PROGRAM - PROGRAM/SPECIAL
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For 50 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.
Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.