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IdahoPTV receives record number of regional Emmy nominations

May 12 2004 by Peter Morrill

Idaho Public Television was named in 10 Northwest Regional Emmy nominations announced last Friday in Seattle. The record number of nominations for the IdahoPTV statewide system includes one for General Station Excellence, a new category, which includes recognition for efforts that reach beyond the television screen.

Eight individual shows, produced by IdahoPTV or produced in collaboration with others, are competing in six different categories for Emmy Awards to be announced June 19 in Seattle. Four of them are OUTDOOR IDAHO episodes or an OUTDOOR IDAHO SPECIAL. A fifth show is an IdahoPTV stand-alone special. Three are collaborations, including two FocusWest presentations and a special with an independent production company.

One nomination is for a 60-second stop-motion animation piece that chronicles the construction of a dinosaur exhibit, featured in a DIALOGUE FOR KIDS program.

"We are honored and astonished to have received this record-setting number of nominations for Idaho Public Television's work," IdahoPTV General Manager Peter Morrill said. "This is a clear recognition of the quality of service we provide our rural state."

The previous IdahoPTV record was four nominations in 1997. The system has received eight previous Regional Emmy Awards.

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