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The 36th Midsouth Regional Emmy® Award Nominees Announced Monday 

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, 11/30/2021 — PBS North Carolina earned 10 Midsouth Regional Emmy® Award nominations during last night’s nominations livestream. The winners, recognized for excellence in television production, will be announced during the 36th Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards in late February 2022.

This year’s PBS North Carolina Midsouth Regional Emmy® Award nominees are: 

News Light Feature — Single Report 

Camp North End: From Cold-War Missile Plant to Cultural Epicenter 

Rebecca Ward, Brooks Bennett 


Science in Sixty Seconds 

Paula Edelson, Galen Black, Melissa Salpietra, Elizabeth Snoke Harris 

Documentary Cultural 

The Story of Us, NC: A PBS American Portrait Story 

Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Josh Clinard, Nathan Shepherd, Rachel Raney, Galen Black, Justine Schmidt

Magazine Program 

My Home, NC 

Jonathan Steve Duran Arriola, Mark McSpadden, Brooks Bennett, Heather Burgiss, Nathan Shepherd, Miriam McSpadden 

Public Affairs Program 

COVID Uncovered 

Kelly McCullen, David Hurst, Nicholas Fuchs, Jodi Dishner, Stephanie Rogers, Evan Howell  

Societal Concerns 

Opioids: State of Recovery 

Kelly McCullen, Kristin Genszler Jenkins 

Editor — Short Form Content 

Camp North End: From Cold-War Missile Plant to Cultural Epicenter 

Rebecca Ward 

Photographer — Short Form Content 

Camp North End: From Cold-War Missile Plant to Cultural Epicenter 

Brooks Bennett 

Oysters CarolinaMy Home, NC 

Miriam McSpadden, Brooks Bennett 

Writer — News 

Frank Graff Science Stories 

Frank Graff 

About the Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards

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, 2020 to June 30, 2021 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. 

About PBS North Carolina  

As North Carolina’s statewide PBS network serving the country’s third-largest public media market, PBS NC educates, informs, entertains and inspires its statewide audience on-air, online and in-person. 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—PBS NC, the North Carolina Channel, Rootle 24/7 PBS Kids and the Explorer Channel. Its transformational events and content spark curiosity and wonder for all North Carolinians. Additionally, PBS NC serves as the backbone for North Carolina’s state’s emergency services. Visit and join the conversation at and @MyPBSNC on Instagram and Twitter.  


Media Contacts: 
Kathleen Kramer, PBS North Carolina Marketing & Communications