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PBS Wins 12 Daytime Emmy Awards

June 29, 2011

Public broadcasting programs received a total of 14 Daytime Emmys this year, more than any network, cable company or syndication.

SESAME STREET received eight Emmys, including awards for Outstanding Pre-school Children’s Series, Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series (Kevin Clash) and Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Series.

THE ELECTRIC COMPANY received three Emmys, including awards for Best Children’s Series and Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series. And SCI GIRLS was awarded for best New Approaches for Daytime Children’s programs.

“Our work in children’s media continues to lead the way in providing educational, entertaining television content.” Said Paula Kerger, President and CEO for PBS, in an email to station general managers.” As the media landscape continues to shift, one thing remains constant: public television’s commitment to distributing the most educational, inspiring content on the air today.”

Below is a complete list of PBS recipients of the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, announced Friday, June 17, 2011 (Creative Arts Emmys) and Sunday, June 19, 2011 (Programs).

The Electric Company (PBS) Produced by Sesame Workshop. THE ELECTRIC COMPANY is a multi-media literacy campaign charged with reducing the literacy gap between low and middle income families and advancing the idea that ‘reading is cool.’

Winner for:
• Outstanding Children’s Series
• Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing
• Outstanding Writing in A Children’s Series

Sesame Street (PBS) Produced by Sesame Workshop
The people on this very special street learn life’s lessons together, provide viewers with strong role models and teach children that everyone brings a special ability to the community. On SESAME STREET, children learn to use their imaginations, build social skill, and respect people’s differences.

Winner for:
• Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series
• Outstanding Performer in A Children’s Series: Kevin Clash, as Elmo
• Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
• Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling
• Outstanding Directing in A Children’s Series
• Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing
• Outstanding Original Song – Children’s and Animation: Sesame Street, “What I Am” — Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control

SciGirls (PBS Plus) Produced by tpt National Productions. The goal of SCIGIRLS is unapologetically bold: to change how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math.

Winner for: New Approaches – Daytime Children’s

Avec Eric (American Public Television) Produced by Avec Eric, LLC via KQED. Get an insider’s view of the professional life and lifestyle of one of the world’s great chefs, Eric Ripert. The series goes behind-the-scenes at Ripert’s famed New York restaurant, Le Bernardin, to showcase the inner-workings of a Michelin three-star kitchen.

Winner for: Outstanding Culinary Program

Travelscope (American Public Television) Produced by Travelscope LLC via KQED. Follow renowned travel journalist Joseph Rosendo on his worldwide explorations from stateside destinations such as Montana’s Glacier National Park and West Virginia’s Gauley River to distant locales in India, Australia and multi-cultural Malaysia.

Winner for: Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic)

New Orleans: Getting Back to Normal (American Public Television) Produced by This Old House Productions/David Vos & Louisiana Public Broadcasting via Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Follow Louisiana homeowners and business owners immersed in rebuilding their lives and neighborhoods after Hurricane Katrina.

Winner for: Outstanding Special Class Special