Nebraska Public Media received four Emmy awards at the 37th Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter Awards on July 15.
“Connects: Parkinson’s Nebraska” was recognized in the health/medical — long form content category. It’s estimated that there are 1 million people in the United States with Parkinson’s disease, and that number is expected to rise to 1.2 million by the year 2030. This program connects Nebraskans with therapists, support groups and innovative treatments.
The Nebraska Public Media documentary, “Title IX: 50 Years in the Making,” was recognized in the interview/discussion program category and its accompanying interstitials were recognized in the diversity/equity/inclusion — short form content category. The yearlong multimedia project about the 50th anniversary of Title IX told stories about the landmark federal legislation and its revolutionary impact on women’s athletics in Nebraska.
“Grain Weevil,” a story from the Nebraska Public Media series “What If…” was recognized in the technology — short form category. This story about innovation and creativity highlighted a remote-controlled device that could keep farmers safe from grain bin dangers.