KTWU, local public television, is pleased to announce it has won regional Emmy Awards in two categories in the 2012 competition.

KTWU’s awards from the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, are for the following programs:

“2011 Washburn University Holiday Vespers” in the Special Event Coverage category – Jim Kelly, Director/Editor; Eugene Williams, Producer; Kevin Goodman, Producer

“Disability Pride” in the Community/Public Service (PSAs) Campaign category – John Njagi, Videographer and Editor

Founded in 1947, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy Award stand for the best in the television industry. The National Academy is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards, and improving the quality of television. Its dedication to excellence is pursued every day by members of its 19 chapters across the country. The Heartland chapter was formed in 1986 after an intense effort to meet the high eligibility standards of the National Academy’s national board, and serves the television industry in these markets: Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff and North Platte.  The winners were announced at the Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards Presentation Ceremony on July 21, 2012.
Broadcasting local public television for over 45 years, KTWU reaches viewers in eastern Kansas and portions of Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. KTWU offers five digital destinations for unique content: KTWU (PBS) in High Definition on Channel 11.1; KTWU/MHz Worldview on Channel 11.2; KTWU ENHANCE on Channel 11.3; KTWU.ORG, online; and KTWU MOBILE TV.  KTWU is licensed to Washburn University and was the first public television station in the state of Kansas to begin broadcasting educational programming.

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