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Rhode Island PBS is Honored with 19 Emmy Nominations

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Rhode Island PBS is proud to share that the public media organization has received 19 Boston/New England Emmy® nominations. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter will announce the official winners on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the 47th Annual Boston/New England Emmy® Awards Ceremony in Boston. Notably, this year’s number of nominations for Rhode Island PBS has surpassed last year’s count of 12. 

The nominated local productions encompass a diverse range of genres, including newsmagazine Rhode Island PBS Weekly, arts and culture series ART inc. and Ocean State Sessions, and partnered productions Treasures Inside the Museum, Maria’s Portuguese Table Season 2, and children's series Pollywog Pond. A full list of the nominees can be found below.   

Rhode Island PBS’ 47th Annual Boston/New England Emmy® Awards nominees by category are:   

Arts/Entertainment News   

Anti-Graffiti Vigilantes: Pamela Watts (Reporter/Producer), Barbara Dury (Executive Producer), Dewey Raposo (Photographer), WSBE  

Human Interest News   

Making a Difference: Michelle San Miguel (Reporter/Producer), Barbara Dury (Executive Producer), Ross Lippman (Photojournalist/Editor), WSBE  

Arts/Entertainment – Short Form Content  

Double Trouble: Tracy MacDonald (Producer), WSBE  

Arts/Entertainment – Long Form Content   

Maria’s Portuguese Table Season 2, Episode 1, Provincetown: Maria Lawton (Executive Producer), Bob Lawton (Executive Producer), Dean Camara (Producer), Azorean Greenbean LLC   

ART inc.: Tracy MacDonald (Executive/Senior Producer), Blake Carpentier (Editor), Dewey Raposo (Videographer), Lindsey Poole (Videographer), Nick Moraites (Videographer), WSBE 

Ocean State Sessions: Michael Riley (Producer), Lindsey Poole (Editor), Dewey Raposo (Producer), Jan Boyd (Executive Producer), WSBE  


Media Literacy: Michelle San Miguel (Reporter/Producer), Barbara Dury (Executive Producer), Ross Lippman (Photojournalist), WSBE   


Turning Point - Raffini’s First Day: Barbara Dury (Executive Producer), Isabella Jibilian (Producer), Justin Kenny (Senior Producer), WSBE  

Historical Cultural – Short Form Content  

One Froggy Night: David Wright (Reporter), Barbara Dury (Executive Producer), Justin Kenny (Senior Producer), WSBE  

Magazine Program   

Rhode Island PBS Weekly: Barbara Dury (Executive Producer), Justin Kenny (Senior Producer), Michelle San Miguel (Reporter), Pamela Watts (Reporter), Isabella Jibilian (Producer), Michael Jones (Photojournalist), Michael Frank (Photojournalist), Dewey Raposo (Photojournalist), WSBE  

Societal Concerns – Short Form Content   

Forged in Fire: Tracy MacDonald (Executive Producer), Lindsey Poole (Producer), WSBE  


Pamela Watts Narrator/Performer Composite: Pamela Watts (Narrator/Host), WSBE  

Writer – Long Form Content  

Pollywog Pond: Bill Culbertson (Head Writer), Whooplah LLC  

Photographer News – No Production Time Limit   

A ‘Weekly’ View of Rhode Island: Ross Lippman (Photographer), WSBE  

Photographer Short Form Content  

Treasures Inside the MuseumBlithewold Gardens – Digital: Jim Karpeichik (Photographer), Ocean State Video/WSBE  

Dewey Raposo Short Form Content: Dewey Raposo (Photographer), WSBE  

Photographer – Long Form Content  

Treasures Inside the MuseumSlater Mill: Jim Karpeichik (Photographer), Ocean State Video/WSBE  

Video Essayist   

Treasures Inside the Museum – Varnum Civil War Bible – Digital: Jim Karpeichik, (Photojournalist), Ocean State Video  

Musical Composition/Arrangement 

Pollywog Pond: Bill Culbertson (Executive Producer/Composition), Whooplah LLC