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MPT Nature Show Nominated For Three Emmys (Again)!
OWINGS MILLS — Maryland Public Television’s popular, long-running nature series Outdoors Maryland has been nominated for three Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Science’s National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter.
Two Outdoors Maryland episodes were nominated. One, in the Magazine Program category, featured segments on the Black Bear in Western Maryland, “Out of the Woods”; the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) search for the elusive Gosshawk in the Maryland mountains, “Piercing the Forest”; and therapy-on-horseback for people with disabilities, “A Leg Up.”
Another episode, Outdoors Maryland: An Island Reborn, was nominated in the Documentary category. It tells the story of the reconstruction of Poplar Island, a historically- and environmentally-significant Chesapeake Bay island that had nearly disappeared due to erosion. A joint project of the Maryland Port Administration and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers rebuilt the island using clean material dredged from Chesapeake Bay shipping channels.
MPT videographer Frank Leung was also nominated for an Emmy for his photography in the Outdoors Maryland segment about Gosshawks, called “Piercing the Forest.”
Michael English is the Producer of Outdoors Maryland. Susan Jacobson is Coordinating Producer. Robin Lloyd is Producer of Outdoors Maryland: An Island Reborn.
Emmy winners will be announced June 18 at an award ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Outdoors Maryland is the only television series broadcast or distributed by any public or private medium in the mid-Atlantic region that explores natural resource issues in Maryland. It has remained a high-value, constituent-driven mission program since the series’ inception 17 years ago. The program is produced through a highly-successful collaboration between Maryland Public Television and the DNR.
Since 1988, Outdoors Maryland has explored more than 580 separate topics about the state’s natural resources, and has been viewed by 49.9 million Marylanders. Today, the program’s demographics speak to the power of its reputation: each week, between 75,000 and 100,000 Marylanders learn more about Maryland’s natural resources by watching Outdoors Maryland.
The program has performed well for Maryland Public Television, earning numerous industry awards, including:
Consistently earning critical acclaim and recognized for surpassing industry standards, Outdoors Maryland has garnered an extraordinarily loyal viewing audience and, historically, the highest ratings of any locally-produced public television program at Maryland Public Television.
- 19 Emmy Awards
- 27 Emmy Award nominations
- 1 Ohio State University Award
- 2 New York International Film Festival Awards
- 3 Telly Awards
- 2 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards
- 3 Outdoors Writers Association of America Awards
- 4 CINE Awards
- 1 Clarion Award
- 3 Eastern Education Network Awards
- 2 National Educational Television Awards
May 16, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov