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COLUMBUS, OHIO, OCTOBER 5, 2020 – WOSU Public Media received five Ohio Valley Regional EMMY® Awards for work produced in 2019. Winners were recognized during the 56th Annual Ohio Valley Regional EMMY Awards ceremony held virtually Sunday, October 4.

Mary Rathke, senior TV producer/director with WOSU Public Media received the Silver Circle Award, one of the highest honors given by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The Silver Circle recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry for 25 years or longer, made an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and helped set high standards of achievement in their careers.

Brent Davis, Arts, Life, and Culture Content Director with WOSU Public Media received an Emmy from the Lower Great Lakes NATAS Chapter for “The Career Path Less Taken,” a collaborative documentary produced with ideasteam in Cleveland and CET in Cincinnati.

WOSU Public Media 2019 Emmy Award-winning programs with links:

Arts/Entertainment – Feature/Segment
Crayon Artist Christian Faur, WOSU Public Media
Jackie Shafer
Christian Faur has a degree in physics, so it’s no surprise to learn that he applies mathematical principals to his artwork, yielding perfectly pixelated portraits. We visit his studio in Granville,    Ohio, where he creates thousands of hand-cast wax crayons for use in his paintings that are meticulously stacked with color, depth, texture and meaning.

Documentary – Historical
Columbus Neighborhoods: Notable Women of Columbus, WOSU Public Media
Diana Bergemann, Mary Rathke, Ben Bays, Ryan Hitchcock
We’re celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage with a look at remarkable Columbus women who made history. Five notable women of the present share the stories of five notable women of the past: Hannah Neil, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Evangeline Reams, Jerrie Mock and Aminah Robinson.

Interview/Discussion Program
Columbus Neighborhoods: Haunted Places Around Columbus, WOSU Public Media
Diana Bergemann, Mary Rathke, David Holm, Ryan Hitchcock, Ben Bays
Host Javier Sanchez visits the Harrison House Bed & Breakfast to visit with local author and ghost expert, Nellie Kampmann, who reveals some of the most notable haunts around Columbus.

Magazine Program
Broad & High, WOSU Public Media
Jackie Shafer, Ryan Hitchcock, Kate Quickel, David Holm
Join us for some of our favorite stories from Season 6! Handcrafted ceramic dolls spring to life by Clintonville artist Randi Channel; explore the vibrant subculture of roller skating in Columbus with a visit to SkateZone 71; meet a Columbus artist who makes quilts out of photographs; and we’ll pop in on some local breakdancing classes.

Magazine Feature/Segment
Paganini’s Violin, WOSU Public Media
Jackie Shafer, Ryan Hitchcock
Considered by many to be the most famous violin in the world, Niccolò Paganini’s Il Cannone made a historic visit to Columbus, Ohio in May 2019. The violin was constructed in 1743 by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri and is known for its rich and powerful sounds. It was owned and played by Italian virtuoso Paganini, who bequeathed the violin to the city of Genoa, Italy, a sister city of Columbus.

Of the eight nominations received by WOSU Public Media, honorees include the arts and culture series Broad & High and the Columbus Neighborhoods documentary series. WOSU also was honored for the production of the citywide public service series “Art Makes Columbus | Columbus Makes Art” as part of a partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About WOSU Public Media
The mission of WOSU Public Media is to engage, inform and inspire our diverse community. An NPR and PBS affiliate, WOSU is a noncommercial multimedia organization serving over two million citizens in Central Ohio through broadcast, digital, programming, events and education experiences. A licensee of The Ohio State University, member-supported WOSU Public Media moves its headquarters and studios to the new 15+HIGH District on campus in 2021. Learn more at wosu.org.

About the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and related media and to the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. With nineteen regional chapters, NATAS is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television broadcasting industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious regional EMMY® Award.

CONTACT:
Amy Tillinghast
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2400 Olentangy River Road | Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-2166 | amy.tillinghast@wosu.org | wosu.org

The mission of WOSU Public Media is to enrich lives through content and experiences that engage, inform and inspire our diverse community. An NPR and PBS affiliate, WOSU is a noncommercial multimedia organization serving over two million citizens in Central Ohio through broadcast, digital, programming, events and education experiences.