Isle stations are glowing with Emmy nominations
FOUR Hawaii television stations and the state Department of Education have been nominated for regional Emmy awards and face stiff competition from big-market players.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Northern California area Emmy nominations include seven for KGMB-TV, three for KITV and two for KHNL-TV, for news-oriented work.
Two of KGMB's were for 10 p.m. newscasts; one for storm coverage last March and one for Oct. 16 earthquake coverage, according to a memo by News Director Chris Archer.
Reporter Jim Mendoza and videographer Rick Pike received two nominations and Pike got a third, solo nomination. Steve Uyehara sports pieces titled, "The Haka," with editor John Allen III and "True Warrior," with Allen and photographer Mike Cherry also received nominations.
KITV's nods were in breaking news, for its Oct. 15 earthquake coverage; for the "Whale Science," series by Gary Sprinkle and Sonny Ahuna; and for a Pamela Young special, "The Search for Shangri-La." It is her 27th nomination and she has won nine times, said News Director Tod Pritchard.
KHNL's News Excellence nomination is based on a 40-minute compilation of its news product, said News Director Dan Dennison.
A special, "Mission of Aloha - Philippine Relief," written, produced and hosted by Diane Ako with field producer, photojournalist and editor Tim McRobert, also was nominated.
PBS Hawaii (KHET), has three nominations for two programs by independent producers.
"Fishbowl," about Waialua plantation life circa 1975, was the final work by the late Kayo Hatta. It aired last April and was nominated in the Historical/Cultural Program or Special category. Honolulu Star-Bulletin guest-writer Eleanor Nakama-Mitsunaga and Linda Barry were co-producers.
"Kiho'alu (Loosen the Key)," by Keola Beamer and Maui-based director Ken K. Martinez Burgmaier, debuted in November 2006 and aired nationally. It was nominated in the director and audio categories.
A DOE program, "Choices" was nominated for a musical composition by Ann Marie Kirk.
Winners will be announced May 12 in San Francisco.
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