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Rhode Island PBS Earns Five Emmy Nominations
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Launched during a global pandemic, Rhode Island PBS Weekly’s story is almost as dramatic, implausible, and profoundly poignant as the stories its talented team produces each week. The broadcast news magazine earned four Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominations – one for Best Magazine Program, and three more for individual stories. The three-part Rhode Island PBS Original documentary series, Chasing Silver: The Story of Gorham, garnered its nomination for Best Historical/Cultural Long-Form Content.

“Simply awesome!” said Rhode Island PBS President David W. Piccerelli. “To receive this recognition from our peers in the television arts and sciences is a tremendous honor. It affirms the professional and personal dedication each member of our production teams invests year-round,” Mr. Piccerelli said.

Director of Production Kim Keough said, "Here at Rhode Island PBS, we recognize that local journalism is important to our community and we work hard to tell in-depth, well-balanced stories each and every day.”

Ms. Keough added, “As great as it would be to win these Emmys, just receiving the nominations is an honor and testament to the wonderful work our producers, correspondents, photojournalists, and editors do on a daily basis.”

“The entire team of Rhode Island PBS Weekly is thrilled and honored to receive multiple Emmy nominations for our local and regional reporting,” said Executive Producer Barbara Dury. “Our news magazine broadcast has a small, but very talented team of reporters, producers, and photojournalists. These nominations represent the hard work and tenacity of the entire team and we couldn’t be happier. Congratulations to our fellow nominees in each category as well,” Ms. Dury added.

Producer, director, writer, editor, and photographer Scott Saracen and writer, producer, director, and editor Maria Saracen shared their perspective about the Emmy® nomination for their three-part Chasing Silver: The Story of Gorham. “After two and a half years of working on this documentary series, it is extremely gratifying to be recognized for our craft, and to honor the dozens of wonderful people with whom we had the pleasure of collaborating," Mr. Saracen said. Earlier this year, Chasing Silver: The Story of Gorham won Best Historical Documentary in the prestigious National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) 53rd Public Media Awards.

The five nominated works and their categories (in alphabetical order) are:

Celebrity Club (Rhode Island PBS Weekly) – Arts/Entertainment - Long-Form Content

  • Dorothy Dickie

 

Doulas (Rhode Island PBS Weekly) - Diversity/Equity/Inclusion

  • Barbara Dury, Executive Producer
  • Michelle San Miguel, Reporter/Host
  • Isabella Jibilian, Associate Producer
  • Andrea Pietrangeli, Photojournalist/Editor
  • John Honoré, Photojournalist/Editor

 

The Doctor is In (Rhode Island PBS Weekly) – Health/Medical – Long-Form Content

  • Barbara Dury, Executive Producer
  • Pamela Watts, Reporter/Host
  • Isabella Jibilian, Associate Producer
  • Andrea Pietrangeli, Photojournalist/Editor
  • John Honoré, Photojournalist/Editor

 

Chasing Silver: The Story of Gorham – Historical / Cultural – Long-Form Content

  • Scott Saracen, Producer/Director/Writer/Editor/Photographer
  • Maria Saracen, Writer/Producer/Director/Editor
  • Dewey Raposo, Photographer

 

Rhode Island PBS Weekly – Magazine Program

  • Barbara Dury, Executive Producer
  • Michelle San Miguel, Reporter/Host
  • Pamela Watts, Reporter/Host
  • Isabella Jibilian, Associate Producer
  • Andrea Pietrangeli, Photojournalist/Editor
  • John Honoré, Photojournalist/Editor

 

The Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will announce this year’s Emmy® Award winners during a ceremony at the Wang Center in Boston on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

All five nominated works – as well as a library of additional local content produced by Rhode Island PBS - are available for free on-demand by clicking the links above or visiting watch.ripbs.org/shows and searching program titles.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36. Rhode Island PBS is now available to subscribers of YouTubeTV. The full schedule is available to live stream for free within the broadcast viewing area at watch.ripbs.org/livestream. An expansive catalog of PBS series, documentaries, and specials is available to Rhode Island PBS members through Rhode Island PBS Passport.