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Mid-South Regional Emmy Award Nominees Announced

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, 12/2/2020—UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina earned nine Midsouth Regional Emmy® Award nominations during the nominations livestream last Friday night. The winners, recognized for excellence in television production, will be announced during the 35th Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards in late February 2021.

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

Best Documentary/Cultural
MUSE: Knee to Knee
Morgan Potts

Best Historic/Cultural Program Feature/Segment
Cornelio Campos: Documenting Immigrants' Lives, from MUSE
Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Robert Gunter

Best Arts Program
Katy M. Loebrich, Morgan Potts, Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Robert Gunter, Miriam McSpadden, Andrew Stevens, Henry Manitius, Amy Meiggs, Galen Black, Nathan Shepherd

Best Magazine Segment
The Trip: A Story of the South, from My Home, NC
Heather Burgiss, Miriam McSpadden, Brooks Bennett

Best Magazine Program
My Home, NC Heads to the Highlands
Heather Burgiss, Amy Meiggs, Miriam McSpadden, Brooks Bennett, Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola

Best Informational/Instructional Series
Science in Sixty Seconds
Paula Edelson, Melissa Salpietra, Elizabeth Harris, Galen Black

Best Interactive Media
More Alike Than Different: An Interactive Introduction to Genetics
Frank Graff, Rossie Izlar, Melissa Salpietra, Beth Harris, Paula Edelson

Best Editor/Program
Jonathan Duran Editing Composite compilation
Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola

Best Video Essay
Mecoure’me:chen Kihoe – “You Are Welcome Here”
Brooks Bennett


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, 2019 to June 30, 2020 were eligible for entry. Nominations are announced during the week of Thanksgiving. Emmy® Awards are granted at a live event 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.


On air, online and in person, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina connects North Carolinians to each other, the world and endless possibilities. Through its unique partnership of public investment and private support, the statewide network includes in-person engagement, digital-first social and online content delivery, and four over-the-air channels—UNC-TV PBS & More, the North Carolina Channel, Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS and the Explorer Channel. Additionally, it provides emergency services support for the state and free educational services and resources for teachers. Visit and join the conversation by connecting with us at, and @publicmediaNC on Twitter.

Contact: Kathleen Kramer, UNC-TV Marketing Communications, 919-549-7059 or