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Nine Network Producers, Partners Win Big at 2017 Mid-America Emmy® Awards
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St. Louis, MO — September 25, 2017 —The Nine Network and its producers were the recipients of three Mid-America regional Emmy® Awards for 2017 at a ceremony on Saturday, September 9, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Additionally, two programs aired by the Nine Network were the winners of Mid-America Emmy® Awards.

Nine Network Senior Director of Content Jim Kirchherr won in the program feature segment category for his work on a program about a Washington University laboratory studying the abilities of swarms of cyborg locusts to use their antennae to sniff out explosives.

Anne-Marie Berger, Nine Network senior producer/director, won in the informational and instructional category for her feature segment “Bees,” where she followed a local program bringing together kids and bees to dispel some of the myths surrounding the helpful pollinators. Her visit with the Honey Crew was produced as part of the American Graduate initiative.

Freelance Nine Network Producer Paul Shankman’s Living St. Louis story on Al’s Restaurant house took the award in the historical and cultural category. It chronicles the restaurant’s 92-year journey to becoming a St. Louis institution.

Two other programs airing on the Nine Network were also awarded Mid-America regional Emmy® Awards. Feast TV’s Catherine Neville received an award in the lifestyle programming category for her program on urban farming. Beginning in October, Feast TV will move to Mondays at 9:30 p.m. on Nine PBS. The Missouri History Museum’s documentary, Show Me 66: Main Street Through Missouri, produced by Eric Wilkinson and Andrew Wanko won in the historical documentary category. It originally aired in March 2017.

“I would like to extend a big congratulations to all the Nine Network producers and partners who took home Mid-America regional Emmy® Awards in 2017,” said Nine Network President and CEO Jack Galmiche. “These awards show our commitment to produce the highest quality content to connect our region to the things that matter most to our community.”

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and multiple websites accessible at Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.