`Children`s Health Crisis` Series Leads NPT EMMY Awards

Beth Curley
NPT President and CEO Beth Curley with one of her two Emmy Awards for "NPT Reports: Children's Health Crisis"

We’re proud to report that our NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis series picked up two Emmy Awards — two of four in total that NPT productions won — when the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards were announced last night at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville. Our “Overview” episode took home the Emmy in the DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL category, handing statues to writer/director and producer Mary Makley, executive producer Beth Curley and videographer/editor Matthew Emigh. The “Infant Mortality” episode was tops in the PUBLIC AFFAIRS category, with Emmys being handed to writer and director Will Pedigo, executive producer Makley, executive-in-charge Curley and editor Suzy Hence.

Also winning awards were Beautiful Tennessee: Parks & Preservation in the DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL category, which gave writer, director and producer Ed Jones a statue to take home, and Kyle Jones, who drummed up a statue for best MUSIC COMPOSER/ARRANGER for his work on Next Door Neighbors: Bhutanese.

We’d also like to congratulate those productions that aired on NPT and took home awards. Among them were Janet’s Planet Health Interstitials in the CHILDREN’S PROGRAM category (Janet Ivey & John Hussey for Janet’s Planet); Tennessee’s Wildside in the MAGAZINE SERIES category (Steve Hall, Ken Tucker, Barry Cross and Doug Jackson for The Renaissance Center); and Creative License in the ARTS category( David Van Hooser, Steve Hall, Ken Tucker and Barry Cross for The Renaissance Center/TRCMedia/Tennessee Arts Commission).

Congrats to all the winners, especially our friends in the Nashville media market. Special thanks to our viewers and supporters, who make it all possible.

A full list of winners is available at the Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards website.

Share this post:


The documentary on children ‘s health crisis: 4/5 of the panel members were overweight!!! Everywhere we go teachers, healthcare providers, lawyers, law enforcement agents and officers- obesity! Yet these are the professionals telling others to exercise, eat less, have a healthier lifestyle. We all learn best by example. What example is being set by those visible to all on TV, in the classroom, on the streets, on camera. Truly are problems are at home. Best to demonstrate ‘walk the walk’ if that is what one believes!!! Or is it ‘do as I say’ not ‘do as I do’!!! Respectfully submitted

Leave a Reply