Emmys Nominees

2008 Upper Midwest Emmy Nominees

Newscast – Daytime – Markets 1-20
KARE 11 News – First Edition – KARE-11

Newscast – Daytime – Markets 21-140
Newscenter at 6 – Northland’s News Center
KELOLAND News This Morning – KELO-TV
Good Morning Northland – WDIO-TV

Newscast – Daytime – Markets 140+
NewsCenter Today, November 23, 2007 – KTTC-TV
Lose Weight In ’08 – NBC North Dakota News
ABC 6 News Good Morning – KAAL-TV

Newscast – Evening – Markets 1-20
Fox 9 News at 5 – KMSP-TV
KARE 11 News at 10 PM – KARE-11
Fox 9 News at 10 – KMSP-TV

Newscast – Evening – Markets 21-140
NewsChannel 8 at 10 – KCCI-TV
KGAN CBS2 News at 10 – KGAN-TV
Best Newscast – WHO-TV
KCRG-TV9 News at Ten – KCRG-TV

Newscast – Evening – Markets 140+
ABC 6 News At 5 – KAAL-TV
KTTC NewsCenter at 10 – KTTC-TV
Mandan Fire – NBC North Dakota News
ABC 6 News At 10 – KAAL-TV
KIMT News 3 @ Ten – KIMT-TV

General Assignment Report – Within 24 Hours
133rd Homecoming – KCCI-TV
A Family’s Prayer – KARE-11
Dave’s Last Day – KARE-11
Dominic’s Wish – KELO-TV
Mayor’s License Suspended – KMSP-TV
Standing Against the Wind – KMSP-TV
Requiem – WDIO-TV
Duluth Fire – KQDS-TV
Remembering Super-C – WDAY-TV

General Assignment Report – No Time Limit
It Could Have Been Any One of Us – KARE-11
Teen Driving: One Town’s Story – KARE-11
Depreviation Causation – KMSP-TV
Soldier Dad – WCCO-TV

Breaking News
Barton Solvents Fire – KCCI-TV

Breaking News – 35W Bridge Collapse
First On Scene – KMSP-TV
First TV Reporter on Scene of the 35W Bridge Collapse – KSTP-TV
Bridge Collapse – WCCO-TV

Continuing Coverage
Back From Iraq – KSTP-TV
Dominic’s Wish – KELO-TV
The Journey of a Homeless Kid – KMSP-TV
August Floods – KARE-11

Continuing Coverage – 35W Bridge Collapse
35W Continuing Coverage – KMSP-TV
35W Bridge Collapse – KARE-11
Bridge Collapse Continuing Coverage – KMSP-TV

Investigative Report – Single Story
A Need to Close the Gap – KMSP-TV
Spy Camera – KMSP-TV

Investigative Report – Series
WCCO I-Team: Consumer Lube Job WCCO-TV
What Lies Beneath – WHO-TV

Feature News Report – Light Feature
Lake Geneva Mail Boat – KMSP-TV
Entry Level – KARE-11
They Call Me Hammer – KCCI-TV
Steven Seagull – KMSP-TV
Salvation Bell Ringer – WCCO-TV

Feature News Report – Light Series
Four Corners – KARE-11
Finding Minnesota – WCCO-TV

Feature News Report – Serious Feature
Marine Boot Camp – KAAL-TV
Coach Cuz – KCCI-TV
Littlest Bridge Survivor – KARE-11
Rebuilding History – KMSP-TV
Sisterly Love – John Reger
Hidden War Wounds – KMSP-TV
Karla’s Casket – WCCO-TV

Feature News Report – Serious Series
Dying For Help – KQDS-TV
Families Torn Apart by Tornado – KCRG-TV
Back To ‘Nam – WDIO-TV
Nick’s Choice – KARE-11
Operation: Zawadi – KMEG-TV

News Special
1st Sunday Broadcast – KQDS-TV
Welcome Home, Minnesota – Twin Cities Public Television
Beyond the Bridge – KSTP-TV

Arts/Entertainment: Program Feature/Segment/Special
Leigh Kamman Retires – KARE-11
Guthrie: An Inside Look – Twin Cities Public Television
Finding Minnesota Composite – WCCO-TV
Rudy Maxa’s World: Rajasthan – RMW Productions

Business/Consumer: News Single Story/Series or Feature
Surviving the Economy – KARE-11
Iowa Miracle – KARE-11
Good Questions About Your Money – WCCO-TV
Gas Price Check – WCCO-TV
E85: Is It the Solution? – KMSP-TV

Children/Youth (12 and under): Program Feature/Segment/Special
Caroline Visits – WDAY-TV
Lakeville Kids and Government – Lakeville Government Television

Teen (13 and up): Program Feature/Segment/Special
Prized Performers: A Musical Competition – Twin Cities Public Television
Best of Whatever – KARE-11

Health/Science: News Single Story/Series or Feature
What’s The Matter With Arden – KMSP-TV
Heat Your Home Without a Furnace, or Heating Bill – WCCO-TV
Inside a Heart attack – WCCO-TV
Health Stories Composite – Mayo Clinic
Sleep Runners – KMSP-TV
B.W.C.A Regrowth – WCCO-TV

Health/Science: Program Feature/Segment/Special
Inside a Heart Attack Special – WCCO-TV
June’s Journey – KARE-11

Politics/Government: News Single Story/Series or Feature
Are Cheap Tickets Legal? – KSTP-TV
Almanac: At the Capitol–How It Happens – Twin Cities Public Television
Good Questions About Politics – WCCO-TV
Wellstone Legacy – KARE-11
At Issue with Tom Hauser – KSTP-TV
Almanac: At the Capitol – (composite) – Twin Cities Public Television

Sports – News Feature
League of Her Own – KARE-11
Pigskin Picasso – KMSP-TV
Pinning the Odds – KMEG-TV
Football Dog – WDAY-TV
Hockey Bond – WCCO-TV
Swimming Lessons – KARE-11
Ultimate-fighting Paramedic – KCRG-TV

Sports – Program Series
Best of Rosen’s Sports Sunday – WCCO-TV
Hockey Day Minnesota – Fox Sports Net North
Minnesota Wild Country – KSTC-TV
Spotlight – Bert Blyleven -FSN North

Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Program/Special
Totino-Grace vs. Mahtomedi Class 4-A Football Final – KSTC-TV
Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys Preseason Game – Fox Sports Net North
Hockey Day Minnesota Pond Games: Eveleth-Gilbert vs Lake of the Woods – Fox Sports Net North

Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Series
Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball – Fox Sports Net North
Minnesota Twins Baseball – Fox Sports Net North
NHL: Minnesota Wild Hockey – Fox Sports Net North

Documentary – Cultural
Budapest to Berlin: On Tour With the SPCO (Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra) – Twin Cities Public Television
Rudy Maxa’s World: Delhi – RMW Productions (in association with TPT)

Documentary – Historical
More Than a Game: Six-on-Six Basketball in Iowa – Iowa Public Television
Rainy Lake Voyageurs – Twin Cities Public Television
Oceti Sakowin: The Poeple of the Seven Council Fires – South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Spotlight: Twins Platoon – Fox Sports Net North
Peace Crimes Backstage: The Minnesota 8 – Twin Cities Public Television
Shared Sacrifice: Rock County in War – Blue 60 Pictures
Prisoner 32,232 – Tundra Films

Documentary – Topical
One Day in August – KSTP-TV
Equine Forestry – Twin Cities Public Television
Standing Tall: A Soldier’s Story – KARE-11
Living with a Hole in Your Pocket – Twin Cities Public Television

Magazine Program
Minnesota Bound – Minnesota Burned – Ron Schara Enterprises
Money ‘n’sanity – Twin Cities Public Television
Kent Hrbek Outdoors – Buffalo Round Up – Wall to Wall Media
Minnesotans Against Hunger – KSTP-TV
Blueprint For Green, “Trees and Beams” – Wall to Wall Media
Vikings Weekly -Fox Sports Net North

Public/Current/Community Affairs
Minnesotans Saving Armenia – KSTP-TV
Close the Gap – Twin Cities Public Television
Support Iowa’s Troops – KCRG-TV
Our Heroes: A Black History Month Special – Fox Sports Net North

Special Event Coverage – Live
Homecome – KVLY-TV

Special Event Coverage – Edited
2007 Holidazzle Parade – WCCO-TV
Urban Youth Poets: Quest for the Voice – Twin Cities Public Television

Community/Public Service (PSA) – Single Spot
Toys For Tots PSA (2007) Tonic Sol-fa – KARE-11

Community/Public Service (PSA) – Campaign
Live To Drive Another Day – KMSP-TV
Coaches vs. Cancer – WCCO-TV
Minnesota Minute Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota

Promotion – News Promo – Single Spot
Michelle Tafoya: Anorexia – WCCO-TV
Merge Madness – KMSP-TV
Terrible Tenants – KMSP-TV
Grow with KARE – KARE-11

Promotion – News Promo – Campaign
WCCO News Topicals – WCCO-TV
WCCO Bracket Challenge – WCCO-TV
Bad Ideas – WCCO-TV
The True Storytellers – KARE-11

Promotion – Image – News
35W-Together – WCCO-TV
Stay Connected – KMSP-TV

Promotion – Program – Single Spot
My 29 – Twins Gametime – WFTC-TV
Brewers/Twins Rivalry – Fox Sports Net North
Wild Playoffs ‘No Time for Nice’ – Fox Sports Net North

Promotion – Program – Campaign
Inside The Box – WCCO-TV
Twins Pinball on My 29 – WFTC-TV

Promotion – Image – Station
Know More – WCCO-TV
Laugh Out Loud on My 29 – WFTC-TV

Commercial – Single Spot
Purple & Gold – Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC
Lost Island Waterpark- Winter – River Run Productions
Sandlot – Periscope

Commercial – Campaign
Vikings Football – You Made The Team – Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC
Sandlot/ Ode To Joy/ Neshek Day – Periscope

Team Coverage
The Unimaginable – KARE-11

Station Excellence
FOX 21 News 1 Year Anniversary – KQDS-TV
WCCO-TV Overall Station Excellence – WCCO-TV
KMSP Stays Connected to the Twin Cities – KMSP-TV

Audio – Live
Showcase Minnesota Christmas Show – KARE-11

Audio – Post-Production
J.D. Mayes Audio Comp – WFTC-TV

Craft Specialty – Musical Composition/Arrangement
Laugh Out Loud – My My 29 – WFTC-TV
Toys For Tots PSA (2007) Tonic Sol-fa – KARE-11
When It Snows The Blenders

Director – Live or Live-to-Tape
Greg Snow Directing Composite – WCCO-TV
35W Bridge Collapse – KARE-11

Director – Post-Production
Nick Abdo Director Comp Reel – KMSP-TV
Twins IN the My 29 Pinball Game – WFTC-TV

Editor – Program (Non-News)
One Day in August – KSTP-TV
J.D. Mayes Editor Comp – WFTC-TV

Editor – News
Rebuilding History RTP – KMSP-TV
Editing Composite – KSTP-TV
Andy Shilts Editing- 35W Bridge Collapse – KMSP-TV

Editor – Sports
Kunkel Composite – Fox Sports Net North
Lavanty Editing Composite – Fox Sports Net North

Graphic Arts – Graphics
Maranatha Wilson-Composite – WCCO-TV
FOX 9 KMSP Graphics Compilation – KMSP-TV
Cool Hand B KMSP Graphics Composite – KMSP-TV

Graphic Arts – Graphics – News
FOX 9 KMSP News Graphics – KMSP-TV
Kevin Wideman-Composite – WCCO-TV
Kelly Pederson-Composite – WCCO-TV

Graphic Arts – Animation
Chad Haag-Composite – WCCO-TV
Cool Hand B KMSP Graphics Composite – KMSP-TV
Animation Composite – Mayo Clinic

Lighting – Studio
The Woodsmith Shop Episode #110 – Iowa Public Television

On-Camera Talent – Anchor – News
Frank Vascellaro-News Anchor – WCCO-TV
Julie Nelson Compilation – KARE-11
Jeanette Trompeter-WCCO-TV 5 O’Clock News – WCCO-TV

On-Camera Talent – Anchor – Weather
Tom Szymanski – KXMB CBS12
First Storm Of The Season – KMEG-TV
Black Hills Weather – KEVN-TV
Kevin Lawrence – NBC North Dakota News

On-Camera Talent – Anchor – Sports
Anthony LaPanta, Sports Play-by-Play – Fox Sports Net North
Rod Simons Composite – KSTP-TV
Dawn Mitchell – Primetime – KMSP-TV

On-Camera Talent – Commentator/Editorialist
David Gillette Essays – Twin Cities Public Television

On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator
Ann Carroll, Program Host – Fox Sports Net North

On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator
Jason Davis On the Road Composite – KSTP-TV

On-Camera Talent – Reporter – General Assignment
Timothy Blotz Reporting Composite – KMSP-TV
Boyd Huppert Compilation – KARE-11
Jason DeRusha, Reporter – WCCO-TV
Joe Fryer – KARE-11

On-Camera Talent – Sports Play-by-Play
Clay Matvick Play-By-Play – KSTC-TV
Anthony LaPanta, Sports Play-by-Play – Fox Sports Net North
Tom Hanneman – Timberwolves Televsion

Photographer – Program (Non-News)
Dave Peterson On the Road – KSTP-TV
Phil Thiesse: On the Road – KSTP-TV
Rainy Lake Voyageurs – Twin Cities Public Television

Photographer – News
Heaven Sent Comfort – KMSP-TV
Andy Shilts Composite – KMSP-TV
Jeff Christian Composite – KARE-11
Dan Bolsem Compilation – KCCI-TV

Photographer – Sports (Single Camera)
Sports photographer John Gross Compilation – KSTP-TV
Pinning the Odds – KMEG-TV

Technical Achievement
We Power – WCCO-TV
Watch and Chat Live – KMSP-TV

Writer – Program (Non-News)
Close the Gap – Twin Cities Public Television
On the Road Composite – KSTP-TV

Writer – News
Boyd Huppert’s Land of 10,000 Stories – KARE-11
Joe Fryer Composite – KARE-11
Jeff Baillon Composite – KMSP-TV

Student Production – News
Vet Goes Home – University of Minnesota
University Village Crime Statistics – University of Minnesota
Pets and Foreclosures – University of Minnesota
Wakeboarding Team – University of Minnesota

Student Production – Programs (Non News/Entertainment)
The Greatest Silent Sport – Minnesota State University Moorhead
Campus Scope: April 2008 – University of St. Thomas
Beyond TV: Your News in a Digital World – University of St. Thomas

News Programming – Affiliated

Breaking News – Affiliated
Hugo Tornado – KSTP-TV

Breaking News – 35W Bridge Collapse
August 1, 6:05 – KMSP-TV

Continuing Coverage – Affiliated
Dominic Jones Trial Q&A – KSTP-TV
35W Bridge Collapse Responding to Disaster – KMSP-TV

Investigative Report – Affiliated

Arts/Entertainment – Affiliated
The Morning After… – Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Metromix – KARE-11

Arts/Entertainment – Independent
Screenwriting from Iowa – River Run Productions

Business/Consumer/Financial – Affiliated
Daily web news from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal – Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Terri Gruca’s Consumer Blog – WCCO-TV

Historical/Cultural Content – Affiliated
13 seconds in August – Star Tribune

Historical/Cultural Content – Independent
Top 83 Moments – WCCO Radio

Sports – Affiliated – KMSP-TV

Sports – Independent
Summer Ski Jumping – Press Pass TV
Downtown Tennis Press Pass TV

Children/Youth – Affiliated
TV9 Storm Team Weather Academy Severe Weather Edition – KCRG-TV

Teens – Affiliated
You Shoot it….We Tube it – KMSP-TV

Public/Current/Community Affairs – Affiliated
The Coulter Family – Star Tribune
The Wonder of Flight – Star Tribune
Close The Gap – Web – Twin Cities Public Television

Public/Current/Community Affairs – Independent
Minneapolis Responds: The I-35W Bridge Collapse – City of Minneapolis Communications Dept.
LearnmoreMN Web site and Vanishing Graduates program – Minnesota Private College Council

Online Marketing Initiative – Affiliated
My Photo at the Fair – KMSP-TV
Spirit Contest – KMSP-TV

Online Marketing Initiative – Independent
Santa Lost His Mojo – ASI Communications
Sutherland, The Killer Next Door – Visual Reality, Inc.
Experience Eagan – Burnsville/Eagan Community Television & ECVB

Advanced Media Student Production (plaque eligible)
A younger style of politics – University of Minnesota

Animator/Motion Graphics Designer – Affiliated
The new MacPhail – Star Tribune
Restoring the Minneapolis City Hall Clock – Star Tribune

Online Personality – Independent
Rally Ride – Press Pass TV –

Web Site Design/Usability – Affiliated
Twin Cities Live Website – KSTP-TV
American Public Media – Writer’s Almanac American Public Media

Web Site Design/Usability – Independent
MPLSSTPL Noisome Misdeeds

Online Writing – Affiliated
Minnesota Public Radio – News Cut American Public Media – Minnesota Public Radio writing sample – Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Online Writing – Independent
He Writes! – Press Pass TV
Eric Black Ink –

Videography – Affiliated Video – Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Videography – Independent
Summer Ski Jumping – Press Pass TV
MinnPost video –