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Eight scores Emmys in 5 award categories

October 26, 2007

Eight/KAET-TV, a part of ASU, received Emmys in five award categories of television excellence Oct. 6 at the 30th Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards.

The Emmys were presented at the chapter’s awards banquet at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa.

The five award categories ranged from program production to promotional campaigns to interactivity on the Web.

“Buzz,” a profile of Arizona’s vibrant and emerging arts scene, was awarded the Emmy in the “Arts/Entertainment Program Special” category. Beth Vershure, Suzanne Guery, Benjamin Pierce and Jen Burke are the ones who put the profile together.

“Under Arizona,” the newest addition to Eight’s acclaimed “Arizona Collection” anthology, received an award for editing under the category

“Editor-Program Not News.” Ben Avechuco and Jim Jacoby did the editing.

The program’s sound design also received an Emmy in the category of “Audio – Live or Post-Production.” Sam Esparza at Big U Music Sound Design earned the credit for that work.

The promotional trailer for “Under Arizona” earned an Emmy in the “Promotion Program Spot or Campaign” category, with the work done by Burke and Jacoby. A second Emmy also was awarded to Eight in that category for the “Viewers Like You” on-air campaign, also done by Burke and Jacoby.

In fulfilling the station’s mission as a community resource and to encourage civic participation, Eight’s “Vote 2006” Web site, compiled by Susan Soto and Adam Draper, received an Emmy in the “Advanced Media – Interactivity” category.

Susan Soto,
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