PBS39 FOCUS Nominated for Four Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards

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Everyone at PBS39 would like to congratulate our very own production team on their nomination for four Emmy Awards from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

The team’s four nominations are in recognition of its amazing work on the local, community-minded program FOCUS, which showcases the people, places and issues of importance to the residents of the Greater Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.

"We are honored to have our commitment to excellence recognized," said Laura McHugh, executive producer and host of FOCUS. "We're so proud that viewers can turn to PBS39 for high-quality, in-depth and independent coverage of the issues that matter to our community."

FOCUS, which will air its Season 3 premiere Fri., Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. on PBS39, has been nominated in four individual categories, including:

Health/Environment/Science Program Feature of Segment
Organic Farming: From Farm to Hospital
Brittany Garzillo, Reporter/Producer
Jeffrey Frederick, Videographer
Lisa Robinson, Editor
Watch: https://youtu.be/uHPWUoRUNxI

Arts/Entertainment News Single Story
View Through the Glass
Laura McHugh, Executive Producer
Jeffrey Frederick, Videographer
Lisa Robinson, Editor
Watch: https://youtu.be/HM-aaA06MBU

Education/Schools Program Feature of Segment
Battles of Bullying
Brittany Garzillo, Reporter/Producer
Jeffrey Frederick, Videographer
Watch: https://youtu.be/fnhef53ek9s

Public/Community/Current Affairs Feature or Segment
In Good Spirits: Bethlehem Redevelopment
Brittany Garzillo, Reporter/Producer
Watch: https://youtu.be/qizLMxvtT0U

"Our production team takes great pride in their work and consistently creates quality, entertaining content for our community," said Teri Haddad, VP of education and production, PBS39. "It gives us great satisfaction to know that our commitment to outstanding work does not go unnoticed."

The 33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards will be presented Sat., Sept. 19, 2015 at the Philadelphia Hilton on City Avenue in Philadelphia. Check back with PBS39 Speak Up, as well as our Facebook and Twitter, for the latest updates.

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