Four local television stations have been nominated for New York Emmy Awards.
WXXI-TV received two nominations. The station’s “Benches on Parade” documentary has been nominated in the Human Interest Program or Special category. The film chronicles the Benches on Parade community arts project launched by Nazareth College of Rochester and Dixon Schwabl Inc. in 2009. For the project, local artists were invited to transform white fiberglass benches into unique works of art.
WXXI editor David Marshall also was nominated in the Program category for his editing of “Swimming With Lesbians,” a film that explores an Upstate New York community’s efforts to create a lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered historic archive.
WHEC-TV-10 was nominated in the Arts Program Feature/Segment category for “Conversations in Motion,” a behind-the-scenes look at last year’s Nazareth College Arts Center Dance Festival.
WROC-TV 8 was nominated in the News Special category for “In the Line of Fire,” which takes a look inside the lives of local police officers. The station also was nominated in the News Promo–Special/Image category for WROC Sports’ election-themed ad jokingly attacking Sports Director John Kucko.
YNN Rochester’s (cable channel 9) Casey Bortnick was nominated in the News Writer category.
The New York Emmys are put on by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The winners are to be announced at a gala on April 1.
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