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7 Emmy Nominations & Silver Circle for IdahoPTV

April 13 2013 by Peter Morrill


On April 12, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the 2013 Northwest Emmy Nominations.

IdahoPTV received 7 nominations including Station Excellence, and it was also announced that our own Joan Cartan-Hansen will be honored with a Silver Circle Award for her 25 years of distinguished service in broadcasting!

Last year, IdahoPTV received 5 nominations.

The following are the IdahoPTV related nominations. Please keep in mind that given NATAS rules, the names mentioned are not the complete list of individual program producing, directing, videographer and editing talent. The complete 2013 nominations list is available at:

Congrats to our outstanding IdahoPTV colleagues!



Historical/Cultural Program/Special

Outdoor Idaho: A Sawtooth Celebration,

   Idaho Public Television                                                              

    Bruce Reichert, Pat Metzler


Health/Science Segment

D4K: Animal Migration, Idaho Public Television 

    Joan Cartan-Hansen, Marc Morris


Health/Science Program/Special

Outdoor Idaho: Idaho Geology,

   A Convergence of Wonders , Idaho Public Television 

     Bruce Reichert, Pat Metzler


Public/Current/Community Affairs Program/Special

Outdoor Idaho: Idaho Salmon, Idaho Public Television

   Aaron Kunz, Producer



Outdoor Idaho: 30th Anniversary Campaign, Idaho Public Television

     Jim Stoner


Community/Public Service (PSAs)
Single Spot

Go Online @ Your Library, Idaho Public Television

   Jim Stoner


Station Excellence

Idaho Public Television


Silver Circle Award

Joan Cartan-Hansen, Idaho Public Television



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Idaho Holocaust Rememberance 2013

April 12 2013 by Peter Morrill

Idaho Public Television was proud to provide live streaming of the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho Statehouse on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013.


An archived video of the event can be viewed at:


Some of the people tuning in live included Dana Lough, a student at NYU in Prague, who wrote on her Facebook page, “Despite an eight hour time difference and being over 5,000 miles away, I'm currently watching the live broadcast of the Idaho Holocaust Remembrance ceremony.”


The service included a proclamation from Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, designating April 7-14, 2013 as “Days of Remembrance Week” in Idaho, and included comments from Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Rep. Elliot Werk, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and Boise City Councilmember Lauren McLean.


IdahoPTV producer and host Marcia Franklin also read an essay entitled “Why Remember?”


Gov. Otter also recognized two World World II veterans—Charles W. “Chick” Blakley of the Army Air Corps, who was the recipient of a Purple Heart in 1943 after his plane was shot down and he evaded capture with the aid of the French Resistance; and Perry Eric “Dave” Davis, Jr. of the U.S. Navy Reserve, the recipient of an Air Medal and Gold Star.


Coverage of the event included:

Boise Weekly article

KIVI television piece

and an “Eye on Boise” blog post


In addition to the estimated 210 people in attendance, the live stream was viewed by people across Idaho and in Washington, New York, Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Florida and Prague, the Czech Republic.



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