The PBS39 production team is proud to announce the receipt of seven Emmy® Award nominations from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The team received four nominations for the local magazine show FOCUS, which showcases the people, places and issues of the Greater Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. Teri Haddad, who recently joined the PBS39 staff as the Vice President of Education and Production, received three nominations for her role in producing Roey's Paintbox and What's So Cool About Manufacturing? "We are honored to receive this recognition from our peers," said Laura McHugh, Executive Producer and Host of FOCUS. READ MORE
FOCUS Studio Audience
Explore the world of television production as part of the FOCUS studio audience! Audience members tour behind the scences of PBS39, participate in a taping of our Emmy-award nominated news magazine show, meet the on-air team and sometimes end up on TV themselves. Perfect for group outings and school field trips! PBS39 provides this service at no charge.
The first episode of FOCUS on 9-20-13 was really well done. It continues in the well respected tradition of TEMPO. The stories were very well reported and edited, Ms. McHugh's interviews in the studio were concise and elicited relevant comments from guests, and the reporter discussion at the end was just right. Thank you for the effort put into this show, and I look forward to future episodes.
--Robert Ackerman Nazareth, PA
Laura, Brittany & Grover –Just a quick note to say “congratulations” on your outstanding premiere episode of FOCUS. I found the show’s topics thoroughly informative and, from a human interest perspective, entertaining as well. The format is great -- I especially liked the roundtable recap at the end. Can’t wait for the second show!
Season 2 Launch Party:
From Teri – Congratulations to Laura McHugh for having a fantastic Documentary Idea: The Making of a Medical School! The team was able to convince St. Luke’s to fund the project! Way to go!
Dr. James Peterson, Lehigh University – “Always an honor to work with you, Laura. You’re amazing at what you do!”
Michael Wilson, Moravian College – “It was a very nice get together. I am so pleased there will be a season 2 of Focus. You guys do a great job. Best of luck on the new season.”
Joy Bauer, who was at PBS39 recently for a pledge program – “Your kitchen is amazing! I will definitely keep it in mind for future shoots!”