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IdahoPTV Wins Regional Emmy Award; Morrill Honored with Silver Circle Award

June 09 2008 by Peter Morrill

Idaho Public Television earned a Northwest Regional Emmy Award, announced Saturday, June 7, by the Northwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Seattle.

D4K: Dialogue For Kids, a science call-in series for elementary-aged students, won for Program Special/Youth.

Northwest Emmy AwardI'm constantly amazed at the talents of our creative team at Idaho Public Television. We can stand tall with pride in how our programming compares in quality and impact to our colleagues in the northwest.

Idaho Public Television was nominated for 8 Emmy program achievement awards this year.

The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences sponsors the regional awards for local and regional program material by television stations in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Alaska.

Congratulations to our fine IdahoPTV creative team!

In addition, I was honored with the Silver Circle Award, which is given to individuals with careers longer than 25 years and who have made a substantial contribution to the goals of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Silver Circle AwardNATAS wrote:

"Peter Morrill's career in television can be described in two words: quality and integrity. Throughout his more than 30-year career, he has always maintained the highest standards and stood behind the people with whom he works. He is a leader within the PBS system, nationally recognized for his dedication to the mission of public broadcasting. His peers in Idaho turn to him to lead efforts that impact broadcasters statewide. He is an honest and caring general manager, someone who worked his way to the top and never hesitates to take on any task. Under his stewardship, Idaho Public Television creates national award-winning television productions, leads the region in technical achievement, and maintains a commitment to provide Idahoans with outstanding broadcasting services."

Read Peter Morrill's acceptance speech

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