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OETA-The Oklahoma Network has been nominated for 11 Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards

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OETA-The Oklahoma Network has been nominated for 11 Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards, including in the category of Community Service, said Communications Director Ashley Barcum.


Nominations include a record four going to OETA’s arts and culture series GALLERY, two for OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT, two for documentary series STATELINE, one for OETA’s news and public affairs series OKLAHOMA FORUM, and one for OETA’s interview series ON THE RECORD.


In addition, OETA’s Lessons from the Dust Bowl outreach project was nominated for Community Service. The statewide project engaged thousands of Oklahomans across the state around the issue of conservation.


Winners will be announced at simultaneous ceremonies in Denver and Oklahoma City on July 13. OETA will feature the nominated content online through its website at www.oeta.tv and social platforms in the weeks leading up to July 13. View the complete list of nominations at www.emmyawards.tv.


Descriptions of the stories nominated:


#12A Politics/Government Story
“Political Cartoonist”, as reported on Oklahoma News Report
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, political cartoonist Bruce Plante has drawn a veritable dictionary on the political landscape. Having produced thousands of cartoons, Plante works as one of the last political cartoonists in the nation. Our Lis Exon joins Plante in his studio to observe his creativity in action at the Tulsa World.”


#22 Politics/ Government Program/Special
“Oklahoma Forum: Republican Convention”
A roundtable discussion of the 2012 Republican National Convention and this fall’s presidential election campaign with: Pat McGuigan, Editor, CapitolBeatOK.com and The City Sentinel’s Associate Publisher; Ben Odom, former Vice-Chair, Oklahoma Democratic Party; Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, D-Tulsa and Larry Stein, Radio Host and Political Commentator


#26A Documentary – Cultural
“Gallery: Deep Roots”
Profile of David Phelps, an award-winning, internationally collected sculptor exploring the deep connections between humanity and the notion of place and landscape, an Oklahoma artist whose artistic roots run deep.


#27 Historic/Cultural Program Feature/Segment
Gallery – “Inclusion in Art”
Oklahoma-born Nathan Lee’s talents bloomed in the hip hop culture on the streets of New York City. Now he’s back home and doing all he can to add color to Oklahoma’s creative tableau. He is also an African American artist who has a lot of brushes in the palette. Besides his own creative works, Lee runs an outreach program for minority artists and he mentors talented teens. This former rapper teaches us why sometimes our biggest obstacles to “Inclusion in Art” can be our own fears.


“Deep Deuce: Yesterday & Today”, as reported on Oklahoma News Report
Over time, important pieces of Oklahoma history that have been lost and largely ignored. Near downtown Oklahoma City, there is a section of NE 2 St., when life 80 years ago was very different from today. It is a major part of our state’s black history – mostly forgotten and bulldozed years ago – that is now generating renewed interest.


#28: Interview/Discussion – Program/Special
“Ken Burns – On The Record”


#30A: Informational/Instructional Program/Special
“Stateline: Power to the People’
When powerful storms tear through an Oklahoma community they often leave a trail of damage in their wake. Among the first on the scene are the teams of electric linemen who rush in to get the power back on.
Stateline takes us to the top of the power pole where the work is as vital as it is dangerous.
In driving rain, fierce wind or heavy snow, at any hour, on any day…Oklahoma linemen restore “Power to the People”.


“Stateline: Path to a Paycheck”
Educators and employers all over the world are aware of a fact that very few Oklahomans would ever suspect. Our state’s career tech system is one of the best in the world. Every year delegations from foreign countries and from other states visit Oklahoma to tour the campuses and unlock the secret to our state’s success


Stateline explores vocational training opportunities and looks into the lives of Oklahoma students who say college wasn’t a fit for them and so they have chosen a different “Path to a Paycheck.”


#30B Informational/Instructional Segment
“March to the Stadium”
With a drum line downbeat thousands rise to their feet, cheering for the great marching bands of Oklahoma’s top universities as they take the football fields in Stillwater and in Norman, their mission, to build excitement, honor traditions and sometimes, to actually make an impact on the outcome of football games. In Oklahoma, when you’re talking football, you’re talking big money for the schools and the state. Gallery goes behind the scenes with The Cowboy Marching Band at Oklahoma State University and The Pride of Oklahoma at the University of Oklahoma to talk to students, alumni and the band directors about what leads up to The March to the Stadium.


#40 Community Service
“Lessons from the Dust Bowl”
Statewide community outreach project produced by OETA and the Oklahoma Conservation Partnership to engage tens of thousands of Oklahomans into a conversation about conservation, provide resources and critical info to communities battling drought, and to share the history and lessons of “the worst man-made ecological disaster in US history,” all developed around the landmark documentary film, Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl.


#53A Writer – Program
“March to the Stadium”, written by Gallery producer Susan Miller
With a drum line downbeat thousands rise to their feet, cheering for the great marching bands of Oklahoma’s top universities as they take the football fields in Stillwater and in Norman, their mission, to build excitement, honor traditions and sometimes, to actually make an impact on the outcome of football games. In Oklahoma, when you’re talking football, you’re talking big money for the schools and the state. Gallery goes behind the scenes with The Cowboy Marching Band at Oklahoma State University and The Pride of Oklahoma at the University of Oklahoma to talk to students, alumni and the band directors about what leads up to The March to the Stadium.


In other news, Barcum said OETA has added a new board member, Dr. Larry Rice, President of Claremore’s Rogers State University.
Rice joins fellow OETA board members, Dr. Janet Barresi, David Boren, Burns Hargis, Lisa Harbison, Elaine Hobson, Brent Houston, Dr. Glen Johnson, Fritz Kiersch, Suzanne Lair, Dr. Jerry Nigh, Clarke Stroud and Dr. Jim Utterback.


OETA-The Oklahoma Network consistently engages Oklahomans across the state with educational content, outreach initiatives and online features that collectively encourage lifelong learning. Explore www.oeta.tv for more information about local productions, community resources and show schedules.
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