KTWU, local public television, is pleased to announce it has been honored in three categories with Emmy Awards from the Heartland Regional Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the 2010 competition.

KTWU was awarded Emmy statues in program achievement for: SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS: THE BLOODY BENDERS for Historical/Cultural/Segment – Jim Kelly, Producer

SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS: PLAINS PEOPLE, JOE WHITE for Community Affairs Segment – John Njagi, Producer/Director

DRACULA, THE RADIO PLAY for Entertainment Program – Jim Kelly, Producer/Director; Valerie VanDerSluis, Producer; Philip Grecian, Playwright

The Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).

They are presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming. The regional winners were announced at the Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards Presentation Ceremony on July 18th.