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Posted Jun 10, 2013

APT Wins Emmy Awards

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Birmingham, Ala., June 10, 2013  -  Alabama Public Television’s award-winning production team brought home five new trophies from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ceremonies on June 8. The Southeast Chapter represents television professionals from all disciplines of the industry from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Asheville, NC. 

APT was nominated for ten awards this year.
 

The Durrs of Montgomery, which told the story of Alabama civil rights icons Clifford and Virginia Durr, won three Emmys this year including Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Production.  Another APT production, Missile to Moon, the story of Wernher von Braun and the extraordinary changes brought to Huntsville by the space program, was also nominated in this category. 

Experiencing Shakespeare, which won in the category of “Interactivity,” was an electronic field trip that linked students in Alabama and other states with experts at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to tour the collection and interact with actors and teachers live through e-mail, Google Moderator and Poll Everywhere.  APT has received national recognition for its use of interactive technology in a series of live, interactive field trips that served more than one million students last year.

“We’re excited to see this recognition for the outstanding work being done at Alabama Public Television,” said APT executive director Roy Clem.  APT has won 23 regional Emmy awards since 2005, including four in the Best Documentary category. 

2013 Emmy Awards:
Outstanding Achievement:  Documentary – Historical
The Durrs of Montgomery
Andrew Beck Grace, Paul Rogers, Justin Gaar, Christopher E. Holmes
 

Outstanding Achievement:  Interactivity
Experiencing Shakespeare
Heather Daniels, Mark Fastoso
 
Outstanding Achievement:  Audio – Post Production
The Durrs of Montgomery
Nick Punch
 
Outstanding Achievement:  Editor – Program (Non-News)
The Durrs of Montgomery
Paul Rogers, Andrew Beck Grace
 
Outstanding Achievement:  Lighting
APT Circle
Paul Rogers, Christopher E. Holmes, Justin Gaar
 
  
About Alabama Public Television
Alabama Public Television, America’s first statewide public television network, is a seven-day-a-week educational resource for every Alabamian – children and adults alike – through online services, television programming, documentary production and outreach activities. It is affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System. 

 

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