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Mid-South Regional Emmy Award Nominees Announced

Foundation Skatepark in Asheville
Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Robert Gunter and Brooks Bennett are nominated for Best Interstitial and Best Photographer/Program for Foundation Skatepark, from Muse.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, 11/22/2019—UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina earned 13 Midsouth Regional Emmy® Award nominations in ceremonies held in Nashville, TN, Thursday night. The winners of the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards, recognizing excellence in television production, will be announced during the 34th Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards Gala, Saturday, February 15, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

This year’s 13 UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina Midsouth Regional Emmy® Award Nominees Are:

Best Light Feature News Report
Lasting Impressions: Creative Arts Therapy, from Muse
Brooks Bennett, Alan Brown, Henry Manitius

Best Documentary/Cultural
Michael O’Connell, Matthew Maisano, Galen Black, Shannon Vickery, Travis Mitchell

Best Historic/Cultural Program Feature/Segment
The Black Light Project, from Muse
Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Dan Powers

Best Arts Program
Morgan Potts, Katy M. Loebrich, Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Amy Meiggs, Robert Gunter, Nathan Shepherd, Dan Powers, Galen Black

Best Magazine Segment
A Vanderbilt House Party, from North Carolina Weekend
David Hardy, Julia Carpenter, Robert Gunter, Rebecca Ward

Best Magazine Segment
Mitchell Hardware: A Legacy of Love, from My Home, NC
Heather Burgiss, Miriam McSpadden

Best Magazine Program
My Home, NC
Heather Burgiss, Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Miriam McSpadden, Nathan Shepherd, Amy Meiggs, Robert Gunter, Galen Black

Best Instructional/Informational Series
UNC-TV Science Middle School Animations: Waves and Matter
Paula Edelson, Melissa Salpietra, Elizabeth Harris, Galen Black

Best Lifestyle Program Feature/Segment
Bryant Holsenbeck: Environmental Artist
Katy M. Loebrich, Dan Powers, Amy Meiggs, Henry Manitius, Robert Gunter

Best Interstitial
Soldier’s Harvest compilation
Nick Fuchs, Dan Powers, Robert Gunter, Alan Brown

Best Interstitial
The Foundation Skatepark, from Muse
Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Robert Gunter, Brooks Bennett

Best Editor
Russell Smith: Historical Artist
Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola

Best Photographer/Program
The Foundation Skatepark, from Muse
Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Brooks Bennett, Robert Gunter

Materials broadcast, cablecast or webcast in the Midsouth Region, which encompasses the states of North Carolina (except Asheville) and Tennessee, plus northern Alabama, from July 1 to June 30, were eligible for entry. Nominations are announced during the week before Thanksgiving. Emmy® Awards are granted at a banquet and live telecast in Nashville In February.

Founded in 1957, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. NATAS membership consists of broadcast and media professionals in 19 regional chapters across the country.

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