SDPB earns three Emmy nominations

South Dakota Public Broadcasting staff members have been nominated for three 2012 Emmy® Awards. The Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® nominations for the statewide television network include a documentary, an interstitial (short element) and a promo.

 "SDPB Television is one of the best in the public broadcasting system," said SDPB Executive Director Julie Andersen. "We have incredible talent here and they are very deserving of this honor."

 "Kings of the Court" was nominated for Documentary – Historical. The one-hour documentary explores the longtime cultural phenomenon of the South Dakota high school boys basketball tournaments. The credits include Chad Andersen, Producer; Kyle Mork, Editor; Dave Kemp, Consultant; and Bob Bosse, Director of SDPB Television. Program information is found at: or

 The 2 minute, 13 second television short honoring SDPB Radio's 90-year history was nominated in the Interstitial category. Credits include Promotion Producer Dave Foote, Director of Marketing Fritz Miller, and Director of Television Bob Bosse. A link to the interstitial can be found at:

 The "Over South Dakota" promo was nominated in the Promotion – Single Spot category. The promotion touted a 2012 program featuring a spectacular aerial tour of the state. Credits include Promotion Producer Dave Foote; Dr. Patrick Hicks of Augustana College, author of the poem; Narrator Boyd Bristow; Director of Marketing Fritz Miller; and Director of Television Bob Bosse. A link to the one-minute promo is available at:

 SDPB competes with public and commercial television broadcasters from South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska for the Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala in Minneapolis on Sept. 29.

 About South Dakota Public Broadcasting

South Dakota Public Broadcasting is a statewide multi-media network offering quality entertainment and lifelong learning via Television, Radio, Internet and Education & Outreach. For information about SDPB and the Friends of SDPB, go to or call 800-456-0766.

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