PRESS RELEASE — Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Idaho Public Television Garners Regional Emmy Award

Idaho Public Television earned a Northwest Regional Emmy Award and staff producer Joan Cartan-Hansen was awarded a prestigious Silver Circle Award at the recent Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ceremonies in Seattle.

OUTDOOR IDAHO: IDAHO GEOLOGY, A CONVERGENCE OF WONDERS, a one-hour special, claimed the Emmy in the Science/Health category.

“What makes me most proud of this program is the fact that it benefited from contibutions from practically everyone on our production team, including Bruce Reichert, Pat Metzler, Jay Krajic, Hank Nystrom, Jeff Tucker, John Crancer, Sauni Symonds, Marcia Franklin, Aaron Kunz, Joan Cartan-Hansen, Ricardo Ochoa, Dave Butler and Chuck Cathcart,” says IdahoPTV General Manager Peter Morrill. “And there are many more people within other units of IdahoPTV who contributed to this production. In addition, geologist guides Bill Bonnichsen and Marty Godchaux, and all the recreation adventurers, helped us tell the amazing geological story of Idaho.”

IDAHO GEOLOGY, A CONVERGENCE OF WONDERS airs next on August 8, at 8:00 p.m. and August 11, at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT. A website at provides additional details of the state’s geologic structure.

During the awards weekend, IdahoPTV producer Cartan-Hansen was honored by a Silver Circle Award for her more than 25 years in the television industry and her contributions to openness in government.

IdahoPTV is a statewide public television system with transmitters in Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Boise, Twin Falls and Pocatello-Idaho Falls, plus a network of 43 translators that extend the signal beyond the transmitter areas.