Maine Public Broadcasting Network programs nominated for five Emmy Awards

Posted May 18, 2012, at 4:26 p.m.

The 35th Boston/New England Emmy Award nominations have been announced, and five programs from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network garnered nominations. The Boston/New England Emmy Awards recognize the best work being done in television throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Upstate New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The awards ceremony will be held June 2, in Boston.

“This is a fantastic honor,” said MPBN President and CEO Mark Vogelzang. “It speaks to the high quality of the television programs being produced here in Maine — both by independent producers and by the staff at MPBN.”

Three of the nominations are for programs created by MPBN staff:

• Outstanding Education/Schools, “ Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks: International Student Recruitment.”

• Outstanding Environmental Program, “ Sustainable Maine: Desperate Alewives.”

• Outstanding Societal Concerns, “ Sustainable Maine: The Triple Bottom Line.”

One of the nominations is a documentary film that aired as part of the MPBN Community Films series: Outstanding Documentary, There is My Home: Somali Bantu Farmers of Lewiston, Maine,Amy Brown, Producer-Lanes Island Productions.

One of the nominations is for a program created by independent producers and aired on MPBN: Outstanding Arts/Entertainment Program, Incredible Maine-Granite Tamer,Marilyn Taylor, Producer; Dave Wilkinson, Director.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network operates five television transmitters — WCBB-TV, Augusta, channel 10; WMEA-TV, Biddeford, channel 26; WMED-TV, Calais, channel 1; WMEB-TV, Orono, channel 12; WMEM-TV, Presque Isle, channel 10 — and seven radio transmitters — WMEH-FM, Bangor, 90.9; WMED-FM, Calais, 89.7; WMEP-FM, Camden, 90.5; WMEF-FM, Fort Kent, 106.5; WMEA-FM, Portland, 90.1; WMEM-FM, Presque Isle, 106.1; WMEW-FM, Waterville, 91.3 — reaching households in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Atlantic Canada. MPBN also delivers content to a worldwide audience at mpbn.net.

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