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Nebraska Public Media Earns Four Emmy Awards


Nebraska Public Media received four Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter.

“Connects: Parkinson’s Nebraska” was recognized in the health/medical – long form content category. It’s estimated that there are 1 million people in the United States with Parkinson’s disease, and that number is expected to rise to 1.2 million by the year 2030. This program connects Nebraskans with therapists, support groups and innovative treatments.

The Nebraska Public Media documentary “Title IX: 50 Years in the Making” was recognized in the interview/discussion program category and its accompanying interstitials were recognized in the diversity/equity/inclusion – short form content category. The yearlong multimedia project about the 50th anniversary of Title IX told stories about the landmark federal legislation and its revolutionary impact on women’s athletics in Nebraska.

“Grain Weevil,” a story from the Nebraska Public Media series “What If…” was recognized in the technology – short form category. This story about innovation and creativity highlighted a remote-controlled device that could keep farmers safe from grain bin dangers.

The 37th Annual National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter Awards presentation was on July 15.

About Nebraska Public Media

Nebraska Public Media has connected citizens with news, sports, education and entertainment since 1954. Providing global and compelling stories from PBS and NPR, the statewide public media network also produces award-winning local content. Its programs and services reach Nebraskans on television, radio, online, social media and mobile apps. Visit for more information.

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