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WQED reaps Emmy, documentary, community service awards

Mary Pickels
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
People line up for a job fair in McKeesport in this 2017 photo. WQED’s “Future Jobs Initiative” is a 2019 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award winner for community service.

Pittsburgh PBS station WQED will have to find a little extra shelf space, following its 14 Mid-Atlantic Emmy wins during the 37th annual award ceremony, held Sept. 28 at Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh.

WQED is a first-time winner of the prestigious community service award for its “Future Jobs Initiative,” as well as for best documentary for “The Great Ride,” an epic journey covering the 335-mile hiking/biking trail between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

“WQED is extremely honored to receive these Emmy Awards, especially awards for community service and best documentary,” president and CEO Deborah Acklin says in a release.

”The awards are truly testaments to the hard work of everyone at WQED who strives to produce programming that makes an impact on our community,” she adds.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Mid-Atlantic Chapter) presents the Emmy Awards annually in recognition of “outstanding achievements in television and allied media,” according to its call for entries. WQED’s history of honors includes 177 earlier national and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards. This year’s winners are:

Arts Program/Special

“Tree of Life Concert: Reflections”

Beth Dolinar

• Entertainment – Program/Special

“Friends and Neighbors”

Minette Seate, Frank Caloiero

• Health/Science/Environment – Program/Special

“Downstream” (Point Park University in association with WQED)

Gina Catanzarite, Zak Boyle, Glenn Syska, Ryan Mill

• Historic/Cultural – Program Feature/Segment

“Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Fiction Pioneer”

Anne Casper, Andrew Holman

• Human Interest – Program/Special

“Stolen Years: Women, Caregivers & Alzheimer’s”

Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate, David Solomon

• Documentary

The Great Ride”

Beth Dolinar, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate, Zak Boyle, David Solomon

• Interview/Discussion – Program/Special

“Unity & Healing: The Tree of Life Tragedy”

Chris Moore, David Solomon

• Lifestyle – Program Feature/Segment

“Pittsburgh Eats: Pitaland”

Richard Capaldi

• Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program Feature/Segment

“Alicia B. Wormsley: Art & Humanity”

Anne Casper, Andrew Holman

Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program/Special

“…after war”

Zak Boyle, Alisyn Blackwell, David Solomon

• Community Service

“Future Jobs Initiative”

Darryl Ford Williams

Editor – Program

Anne Casper

WQED Compilation

Photographer – Program

Paul Ruggieri

The Great Ride

Writer – Program

Beth Dolinar

WQED Compilation

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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