Thursday, May 7, 2015

Four Rhode Island PBS Locals Nominated for Emmy® Awards

Four local filmmakers have had their work recognized for excellence as nominees in the 38th Annual Boston / New England Emmy ® Awards.

One of two nominees in the category Documentary is 24|7|365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine, WSBE/ONE Films/EMRA, Dave Thomas, Director; Ann Prum, Producer; Donald Stader, Executive Producer; Mark Brady, Executive Producer; Jim Isler, Editor; Andrew Young and Matthew Bradbury, Cinematographers. 24|7|365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine chronicles the emergence of EMS and the specialty of Emergency Medicine, which became the 23rd recognized medical specialty only in 1979. The film is narrated by Anthony Edwards (Top Gun, ER) and features Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine professor and chair of Emergency Medicine Brian Zink, MD, as the historical consultant. The documentary’s executive producer is Mark Brady, MD, a 2009 graduate of the Brown Alpert School of Medicine.

Rhode Island PBS is pleased to present an encore broadcast of 24|7|365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine on Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m. and Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

The second nominee for Documentary is America's Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light, Goodnight Irene Productions, Marian Gagnon, Writer/ Director/Producer. This documentary tells the almost-forgotten story of this country’s most famous maritime heroine. It provides an intimate portrayal of Ida’s life from age 15 to 69 (from 1857 to 1911) and the passion and moral fiber she intrinsically brought to her work as a lighthouse keeper and unlikely heroine. It also explores the myriad decisions which led to a life of both fame and isolation, Ida’s unexpected celebrity in Newport as well as across the U.S., and the impact she inadvertently had on the early women’s rights movement.

In the category of Historical / Cultural Program / Special, the nomination went to a cinematic short about the 1938 hurricane called One Day... The Story of a Storm, WSBE/Carla Ricci Films, Tim Labonte, Editor Carla Ricci, Director/Writer.

In the Writer Program category, honors go to Watch Hill: Portrait of a New England Seaside Village Weathervane Communications / Ocean State Video Betty-Jo Cugini, Writer.

Emmy ® winners will be announced at a ceremony in Boston later this month.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) content over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable services: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable services: Comcast 819HD, Verizon 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36. WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; on cable: Cox 808, Verizon 478, Full Channel 89, Comcast 294 or 312.

updated May 15, 2015