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PBS RECEIVES 11 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

- "American High" and "Frontier House" Nominated for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) -

- "Antiques Roadshow" Nominated for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series (Informational) -

- "Live from Lincoln Center" and "Great Performances" Receive Three and Two Nominations Respectively -

- PBS Sweeps Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program Category -


New York, NY, July 18, 2002 - PBS received a total of 11 nominations this morning when The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards from the Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.

R.J. Cutler's much lauded observational documentary AMERICAN HIGH (presented by Twin Cities Public Television) and the hit series FRONTIER HOUSE (from Thirteen/WNET) were both recognized in the Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) Category. WGBH Boston's popular ANTIQUES ROADSHOW received a nomination for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series (Informational).

The Thirteen/WNET long-running series
GREAT PERFORMANCES was honored with three nominations, including Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program and Outstanding Sound Mixing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) and their venerable LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER series garnered two nominations in the Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program category.

Filmmaker Gregory Nava's critically acclaimed AMERICAN FAMILY (from KCET/Hollywood), the first Latino drama on broadcast television, received a nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series. KQED/San Francisco's foray into the Broadway musical, SWEENEY TODD IN CONCERT, was nominated for Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program, giving PBS a clean sweep in that category.

The award ceremony will be telecast live on September 22 on NBC from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The following is a complete list of PBS nominees:

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
American Family, The Forgotten War, PBS, El Norte Productions and KCET/Hollywood in association with The Greenblatt/Janollari Studio and Fox Television Studios
Brian J. Reynolds, Director of Photography

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR NON-FICTION PROGRAMMING (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAM)
American Experience, Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film, PBS, (WGBH Boston), A co-production of Sierra Club Productions and Steeplechase Films
Buddy Squires, Cinematography
Michael Chin, Cinematography
Jon Else, Cinematography

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
From Broadway: Fosse, PBS, A production of Thirteen/WNET New York (Great Performances) in association with Warner Vision International, TRIO Network, Image Entertainment, Inc.
Matthew Diamond, Director

OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL MUSIC-DANCE PROGRAM
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess with the New York City Opera (Live From Lincoln Center), PBS (Thirteen/WNET), Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts, Inc.
Marc Bauman, Supervising Producer
John Goberman, Producer
John DeMain, Conductor
Tazewell Thompson, Director

Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite From Central Park (Great Performances), PBS (Thirteen/WNET), Sony Classical
Peter Gelb, Executive Producer
Jac Venza, Executive Producer
Laura Mitgang, Producer
Molly McBride, Producer
Pat Jaffe, Director
Joshua Bell, Performer
William Eddins, Conductor

Mostly Mozart Festival 2001 - Mozart's "Requiem" (Live From Lincoln Center), PBS (Thirteen/WNET), Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts, Inc.
Marc Bauman, Supervising Producer
John Goberman, Producer
Gerard Schwarz, Conductor

Sweeney Todd in Concert, PBS (KQED/San Francisco), A Chase Mishkin production in association with Ellen M. Krass Productions
Chase Mishkin, Executive Producer
Ellen M. Krass, Co-Executive Producer
Mort Swinsky, Co-Executive Producer
Lonny Price, Director

OUTSTANDING NON-FICTION SERIES (INFORMATIONAL)
Antiques Roadshow, PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation
Peter Cook, Executive Producer
Marsha Bemko, Senior Producer

OUTSTANDING NON-FICTION PROGRAM (REALITY)
American High, PBS (Twin Cities Public Television), Actual Reality Pictures in association with 20th Century Fox Television
R.J. Cutler, Executive Producer

Frontier House, PBS, A co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Wall To Wall Television in association with Channel 4 Television Corporation 4 International
Beth Hoppe, Executive Producer
Alex Graham, Executive Producer
Simon Shaw, Series Producer
Nicolas Brown, Director/Producer
Maro Chermayeff, Director/Producer

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NON-FICTION PROGRAMMING (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks, PBS (Thirteen/WNET/Great Performances), Sony Classical
Peter Miller, Production Sound Mixer
Roger Phenix, Production Sound Mixer
Lee Dichter, Re-Recording Mixer

For a complete list of nominees, please visit the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Web site at www.emmyonline.org

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