KUED wins eight regional Emmys, while KUAT receives another six

By Theodore Fischer

John Howe, senior producer of the Salt Lake City–based station operated by the University of Utah, won four of KUED’s Emmys: three for Five Rivers Five Voices (environment program/special, photographer and writer) and one for Horses of the West: America’s Love Story (director).

Nancy Green, Joe Prokop and Cheryl Niederhauser were honored in the historical documentary category for Utah’s Freedom Riders, while producer Carol Dalrymple won for Climb for Life: A Legacy in the public/current/community affairs program/special category. William Montoya, Bill Gordon and Kevin Sweet received Emmys for audio for Utah Vietnam War Stories: Escalation, while Navigating Freedom, produced for KUED by students from Spy Hop, was tops in the student long form category.

Producer Mitchell Riley of KUAT-TV, the Arizona Public Media station based in Tucson, won two Emmys for “The Zoppe Circus” (arts/entertainment program feature segment and editor non-news program). The same program earned videographer Cooper James an award for photography.

Riley won an Emmy with co-producer Antonio Paniagua for “Sleeping Frog Farms” in the environmental program feature segment category and as editor along with producer Luis Carrion for “UA Balanchine Dance” as magazine program feature. KUAT-TV producer

Thomas Kleespie received the topical documentary Emmy for Together We Heal.

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the Emmys Oct. 6 at a ceremony held in Glendale, Ariz.

This article was first published in Current, Jan. 28, 2013.

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