PBS Utah Wins Five Emmy Awards

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 7:30pm

PBS Utah won five Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for its weekly series This Is Utah and the documentary film Marriner Eccles: Father of the Modern Federal Reserve

This Is Utah, which celebrates the people and places that make Utah home, received four Emmys. Chris Olivas won the award in the Promotion Program - Single Spot or Image category for producing an on-air spot for season two. 

This Is Utah: All The World’s a Stage hosted by Liz Adeola, produced by Nancy Green, Sally Shaum, Carol Dalrymple, Dana Barraco, with videography by John Rogers, audio engineering by Brenton Winegar, and post-editing by Lee Ollerton received the award in the Arts/Entertainment Program Special. The episode gave viewers a glimpse into Utah’s arts and cultural community, from theatre to hip hop to fashion. 

The segment This Is UtahCarol’s Pastry Shop received the Emmy for Human Interest Program Segment and was produced by Sally Shaum with videography by John Rogers and audio engineering by Brenton Winegar. The segment tells the story of bakery owners Al and Bob Walkenhorst, who have been baking sweet confections for over 70 years. 

The segment This Is UtahState Street Boxing Gym received the Emmy for Photographer Program with cinematography by John Rogers. The segment introduces former boxing champion David Mario Ramos, who owns State Street Boxing Gym and coaches and mentors local youth. 

Marriner Eccles: Father of the Modern Federal Reserve won the award for the Writer - Program with writing by John Howe. The documentary explores the life of Marriner Eccles who rose to prominence as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

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