NPT Productions ‘ArtQuest’ and ‘Children’s Health Crisis: Food’ Win 2015 Midsouth Emmy Awards

NPT Productions ArtQuest: Art is All Around You and Children’s Health Crisis: Food picked up Emmys when the 29th Annual Midsouth Regional Awards were announced January 31, 2015, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.



ArtQuest: Art Is All Around You won for best Children’s Program, with statuettes going to producer and writer Linda Wei, editor Matthew Emigh and CEO Beth Curley of NPT; educators Samantha Andrews and Anne Henderson of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts; and co-host Dajiah Platt.

Children’s Health Crisis: Food won in the Public Affairs category, with awards going to NPT producer Will Pedigo and editor Matthew Emigh.

NPT productions went into the awards with 5 nominations.


NPT Emmys 2015

From left: Matt Emigh, Shawn Anfinson, Ken Simington, Joe Elmore, Beth Curley

and Linda Wei at the 29th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards, Jan. 31, 2015.

ArtQuest: Art Is All Around You, produced by Nashville Public Television in collaboration with educators from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, is a series of short broadcast segments focusing on developing children’s creativity and fostering a love for the visual arts through an interdisciplinary approach. Titled after the Frist Center’s interactive learning gallery for children of all ages, the segments are geared toward viewers ages 7-9 and air on NPT between 4-6 p.m. around the popular children’s programs “Arthur,” “Wild Kratts,” “Odd Squad,” “Martha Speaks” and “WordGirl.” You can watch all the series segments at the ArtQuest website or by visiting the NPT Arts Youtube Channel.

ArtQuest is made possible by the support of The Frist Foundation.

The Children’s Health Crisis project is a multi-year initiative built around a series of nine documentaries hosted by Kimberly Williams-Paisley on the state of children’s health in Tennessee. The project launched n 2009 in response to the increased number of children facing risks from poor or non-existent prenatal care, the rising epidemic of childhood obesity, misinformation about vaccinations, mental health issues, and adolescent sexuality. Learn more about Children’s Health Crisis: Food and the other documentaries in the series by visiting the Children’s Health Crisis website.

Children’s Health Crisis: Food was made possible by the support of the Healthways Foundation, the Nashville Health Care Council and The HCA Foundation.

For a full list of winners please visit the NATAS-Nashville Chapter website.

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