NPT Earns Four Midsouth Regional Emmy Nominations; Simington Honored

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NPT received four nominations in four categories at the 31st Midsouth Regional Emmy Award announcement party on November 17, 2016, at BMI on Nashville’s Music Row.

The following NPT productions and staff received nominations:

DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL
NPT Reports: Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Beth Curley, Mary Makley

ENTERTAINMENT
Christmas at Belmont, Ed Jones, Don Carr

MAGAZINE PROGRAM
Tennessee Crossroads #2949, Ken Simington, Joe Elmore

INTERSTITIAL
A Word on Words, Linda Wei, Matthew Emigh, Will Pedigo, JT Ellison, Mary Laura Philpott, Beth Curley

In addition, it was announced that Ken Simington will be inducted into the Silver Circle. The Silver Circle honors those with at least 25 years of service to the television industry and who have made a significant contribution to the community and to Midsouth television. Simington, who was the longtime executive producer of NPT’s Tennessee Crossroads magazine program, died in August of this year.

We’d also like to congratulate our friends and partners on their nominations, including Todd Squared (Bluegrass Underground, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & Friends ‒ Fifty Years and Circlin’ Back) and The Jackson Foundation Media Productions (Tennessee’s Wild Side, Writing on the Wild Side, Wild Side TV: Nature’s Classroom).

See the full list of nominations here. The 31st Annual Midsouth Regional EMMY® Awards will be held Jan. 21, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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