June 24, 2020

WFYI program, production partners win six Emmys

INDIANAPOLIS – On June 20, 2020, WFYI and its production partners collected six regional Emmy awards at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Lower Great Lakes Chapter’s digital awards announcements. The virtual awards gala was broadcast digitally, as the organization and its nominees adjusted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WFYI’s production “The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs” garnered two awards, for historical documentary and writing, for its biographic documentary about the Indiana-born labor leader, politician and formidable speaker. Additionally, WFYI partner digital program Artrageous won two awards, and “The Children’s Crusade Revisited” won for nostalgia program. In 2019, “Eva: A-7063” received seven awards. In 2020, the community outreach associated with the program was recognized with an Emmy.  

The NATAS Great Lakes Chapter is comprised of dozens of stations throughout Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Here is the full list of the Emmys WFYI received:

Documentary - Historical:“The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs
Kim Jacobs, producer
Kyle Travers, producer

Writer – Program:“The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs
Kim Jacobs, writer

Nostalgia Program - Program/Special/Series:“The Children's Crusade Revisited: Slaughterhouse Five at 50
John Krull, producer
Aric Hartvig, editor
Joel Cramer, field producer
Erica Irish, assistant producer / videographer
Emily Ketterer, assistant producer / videographer

Community Service:“Eva: A-7063
Jessica Chapman, distribution and impact manager 

Arts/Entertainment - Program/Program Feature/Special: “Why Does Spain Have So Much Creativity? (Dali, Picasso, Gaudi, and Okuda)
Nate Heck, executive producer and host
Tim Irwin, executive producer

Informational/Instructional - Program/Series or Special:“Who Is Elon Musk? The History of SpaceX and Tesla
Nate Heck, executive producer and host

About WFYI Public Media
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