PBS SoCal Nominated for 8 Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 9, 2016) – PBS SoCal, the home for PBS to Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, was nominated by the Television Academy for eight Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards. The station’s nominations include PBS SoCal’s weekly series Studio SoCal; Variety Studio: Actors on Actors produced in partnership with Variety Media, LLC.; Buried History with Mark Walberg produced in partnership with Dick Clark Company; and more. Below is a complete list of PBS SoCal’s nominations in each category:

CHILDREN/YOUTH PROGRAMMING
THE 49TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STUDENT MEDIA FESTIVAL
Maris Berzins, Producer
Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer
Spencer Jezewski, Associate Producer
Georg Kallert, Producer
Maris Malejs, Segment Producer
Michelle Merker, Associate Producer
Jamie Myers, Executive Producer
Diana Nguyen, Supervising Producer
Peter J. Nieves, Supervising Producer
Rob Schroeder, Producer

CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES PROGRAMMING
CHINA’S CHALLENGES: CAN CHINA BE HARMONIOUS?
Chen Bing, Associate Producer
Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer
Peter Getzels, Co-Executive Producer, Producer
Wang Jianjun, Executive Producer
Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Executive Producer, Host
Wang Lijun, Co-Executive Producer
Mel Rogers, Executive Producer
Zhu Xiaoqian, Coordinating Producer
Adam Zhu, Executive Producer

CULTURE/HISTORY PROGRAMMING
BURIED HISTORY WITH MARK WALBERG
Brenda Brkusic, Producer
Robert Campagna, Associate Producer
Kari Clark, Executive Producer
Tom Gibis, Supervising Producer
Amy Striebel Kalas, Coordinating Producer
Kevin Krupitzer, Co-Executive Producer
Jeff Myers, Co-Executive Producer
George Saadi, Executive Producer
Mark Walberg, Executive Producer, Host

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING
VARIETY STUDIO: ACTORS ON ACTORS – FILM ACTORS
Jasmine Abghari, Associate Producer
Maris Berzins, Producer
Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer
Georg Kallert, Producer
Michelle Merker, Associate Producer
Diana Nguyen, Producer
Peter J. Nieves, Producer
Donna Pennestri, Executive Producer
Jenelle Riley, Host
John Ross, Executive Producer
Andrew Russell, Executive Producer
Rob Schroeder, Producer

INDEPENDENT PROGRAMMING
ANGELENO: LIGHT VS. DARK
Mark Catalena, Producer
Peter Jones, Producer
Brian Tessier, Producer

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE
Lyn Goldfarb, Executive Producer
Alison Sotomayor, Executive Producer

RICHARD M. SHERMAN: SONGS OF A LIFETIME
Don Hahn, Producer

INFORMATIONAL SERIES (MORE THAN 50% STUDIO)
STUDIO SOCAL
Elizabeth Espinosa, Co-Host
Helen Kumari, Supervising Producer
Ed Miskevich, Executive Producer
David Nazar, Reporter
Rick Reiff, Co-Host

The winners will be announced at the 68 th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presentation on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. The Los Angeles Area nominees were selected by national active and Los Angeles Area Peer Group active members within the Television Academy. Additional information about the Emmy Awards is available at emmys.com/la.

About PBS SoCal KOCE
PBS SoCal KOCE is the home to PBS for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, dedicated to fostering a love of learning, culture and community using the power of public media. We deliver the full schedule of high-quality PBS programs, plus content that is for, about and by the people of Southern California. We make our content available for free through three broadcast channels– PBS SoCal/KOCE-HD, PBS SoCal Plus and PBS SoCal World. It is also available anytime, anywhere at pbssocal.org, on our mobile apps, and via connected TV services. And we reach deep into the community through partnerships, events and grassroots outreach, providing early education resources and access to a broad array of arts and culture experiences. PBS SoCal has offices in Century City, Costa Mesa, and Los Angeles. Learn more at pbssocal.org and follow PBS SoCal on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.