Heartland Emmy Nominations 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Rocky Mountain PBS has been honored with ten Heartland Emmy nominations for our local programs and two for pieces produced with partners!

The 2017 Heartland Emmy® Awards Gala will take place Saturday, July 15 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Browse the list and watch the nominated programs below!

#30A: Documentary Cultural
Red Power Energy

Rocky Mountain PBS
Lisa Olken, Writer, Director, Executive Producer
Larry Pourier, Director
Charles Kennedye, Director of Photography
Dave Wruck, Editor
#30C: Documentary Topical
Colorado Experience: Garden of the Gods


”Rocky Mountain PBS
Julie Speer, Executive Producer, Director, Writer
Mariel Rodriguez-McGill, Series Producer, Videographer
Paul Cywilko, Videographer, Editor
William Convery, Historian, Talent
#32A: Interview/Discussion Program/Series/Special
Colorado Votes 2016 'What's on the Ballot'

Rocky Mountain PBS
Janice McCoy, Producer
John Ferrugia, Correspondent
Jason Foster, Photojournalist, Editor
#35A Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Series/Special
Insight with John Ferrugia 'The Cost of Homelessness'

Rocky Mountain PBS
Philip Maravilla, Producer
Lori Jane Gliha, Correspondent, Writer
Paul Cywilko, Photojournalist, Editor
Jason Foster, Photojournalist, Edito
#38B: Short Format Program - Informational
What Does the Clean Power Plan Mean for You?

Rocky Mountain PBS
Jordan Wirfs-Brock, Writer
MacGregor Campbell, Animator
#40A: Nostalgia Program Series/Special
Colorado Experience: Centennial Farms

Rocky Mountain PBS
Mariel Rodriguez-McGill, Producer, Director, Editor
Julie Speer, Executive Producer, Videographer, Creator
William Convery, Historian, Talent
Steve Turner,Executive Producer
#41: Children/Youth/Teen Program/Special
Insight with John Ferrugia 'Surviving Suicide'

Rocky Mountain PBS
Philip Maravilla, Producer
Marybel Gonzalez, Reporter
Jason Foster, Photojournalist, Editor
Madison Legg, Filmmaker
Eric Risher, Editor
John Ferrugia, Managing Editor
#54A: Editor - Program
Insight with John Ferrugia
Rocky Mountain PBS
Jason Foster, Editor
#58A: Photographer - Program
Insight with John Ferrugia
Rocky Mountain PBS
Jason Foster, Photographer
#58D: Photographer - Video Essay
“Gregg Deal” (Arts District)
Rocky Mountain PBS
Paul Cywilko, Photographer
#10A Investigative Report - Single Story
Denver's Most Arrested Man

Jeremy Jojola, Reporter
Katherine Wilcox, Producer
Anna Hewson, Photographer & Editor
Nicole Vap, Executive Producer
Watching Our Water: The Challenge To Keep It Clean

NET / Harvest Public Media with RMPBS Correspondent Mary MacCarthy
Brian Seifferlein, Producer
Grant Gerlock, Reporter / Producer
Ariana Brocious, Reporter
Joe McMullen, Graphics Specialist
Randy Mason, Reporter
Mary MacCarthy, Reporter

See the full list of nominees!


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