New York Emmy Award Nominations for WNET

February 27, 2020

The 63rd annual New York Emmy Awards nominations have been announced and we are thrilled to share that WNET productions from THIRTEEN, WLIW, ALL ARTS and NJTV have received nods. Winners will be announced at the 2020 New York Emmy Awards gala on April 18, 2020, held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Here are the many nominated programs and segments that you can stream now.

ALL ARTS Nominations

We are so proud of ALL ARTS‘s three nominations, especially since ALL ARTS only debuted on-air and on-line a little more than one year ago. ALL ARTS gives arts lovers access to the best in dance, film, stories, music, theater, visual art, design, and more. Newly produced original programs, eclectic specials from around the globe, and archival programs from WNET’s 50-year history of arts broadcasting are among the offerings.

Broadway Sandwich: “Kinky Boots” and “Hamilton” (ALL ARTS)
. Diane Masciale, Executive In Charge; Joe Harrell, Senior Director; Garen Scribner, Executive Producer

Host Garen Scribner joins Kyle Post of “Kinky Boots” and Tanairi Sade Vazquez of “Hamilton” to discuss what they do during the time between matinee and evening performances.

Hosted by Garen Scribner (“An American in Paris” on Broadway, San Francisco Ballet), Broadway Sandwich is a series in which Scribner follows Broadway stars on their breaks to see what makes up the meat in their “Broadway Sandwich.” See more episodes of Broadway Sandwich , here.

Rising Artist: Cougar Vigil (ALL ARTS)
. Diane Masciale, Executive In Charge; Suzanne Rose, Senior Producer; Jill Peters, Executive Producer

Artist Cougar Vigil combines painting and photography to document his tribe in New Mexico and address social issues faced by Native Americans in the United States. Watch more Rising Artist episodes, here on ALL ARTS.

ALL ARTS Docs: Slow Down: River To River (ALL ARTS)
. Diane Masciale, Executive In Charge; Elizabeth Sargent, Director; Minos Papas, Producer

Filmmaker Liz Sargent was commissioned by ALL ARTS to create a film documenting the sprawling River to River Festival, presented annually by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. In her meditative short film, Sargent captures the work of Yoko Ono, Pam Tanowitz, Ernesto Pujol, Jennifer Monson and more. Catch more ALL ARTS Docs here.

NYC-ARTS Nominations

NYC-ARTS is Thirteen’s award-winning weekly primetime arts program co-hosted by Paula Zahn, veteran television journalist, and Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, both winners of a New York Emmy for their outstanding work on the program. See its schedule across the WNET stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21, NJTV and ALL ARTS, here.

NYC-ARTS “LaToya Ruby Frazier: Artist And Advocate” (THIRTEEN)
. Joan Hershey, Editorial Director- NYC-ARTS; Elizabeth Dwyer, Producer

A profile of photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, whose work follows in the social documentary tradition of Walker Evans and Gordon Parks.

NYC-ARTS “Julia Bullock: History’s Persistent Voice” (THIRTEEN)
. Joan Hershey, Editorial Director – NYC-ARTS; Maureen Coyle, Producer

A profile of soprano Julia Bullock, currently The Met Museum’s artist in residence. Known for her rich voice and versatile artistry, she is approaching the museum’s collection as both a musician and an activist.

NYC-ARTS “The Sugar Hill Project” (THIRTEEN)
. Joan Hershey, Editorial Director – NYC-ARTS; Elizabeth Dwyer, Producer

A trip to the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in Harlem, a building designed by the internationally acclaimed architect David Adjaye. The museum celebrates the cultural legacy of the neighborhood, giving children access to the arts and working artists, and nurturing the next generation of creative thinkers.

NYC-ARTS “Twyla Tharp: I Am Still A Dancer” (THIRTEEN)
. Joan Hershey, Editorial Director – NYC-ARTS; Bob Morris, Producer

A preview of American Ballet Theatre’s spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, featuring the work of choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Treasures of New York

A favorite WLIW21 production that also airs on THIRTEEN is Treasures of New York, a documentary series exploring New York’s premier cultural establishments, from the Museum of Modern Art, to Rails-to-Trails transformation projects, to the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, and beyond.

Treasures of New York: The Jewish Museum (WLIW21)
. Diane Masciale, Executive Producer, Treasures Of New York Series; Ally Gimbel, Executive Producer; Sasha Schechter, Producer.

For more than a century, The Jewish Museum has served as a cultural nexus in the heart of New York City’s art scene. Treasures of New York: The Jewish Museum brings viewers inside the world-class institution to explore some of the most powerful and important works drawn from its collection of nearly 30,000 works that reflect the global Jewish experience that spans 7,000 years. Watch the full half-hour episode, here.

Chasing the Dream

Chasing the Dream is a multi-platform regional and national initiative that considers the problem of poverty in America today. Visit its official PBS site to stream its many films such as First Degree, and series like GoodTalks and Busted: America’s Poverty Myths.

A Dream Deferred: Behind The Concrete Walls (THIRTEEN)
. Eugenia Harvey, Executive Producer; Akisa Omulepu, Producer; Laura Checkoway, Producer

In the first episode of a five-part docuseries, the residents of NYCHA walk us through life in Brownsville, Brooklyn – the most concentrated public housing neighborhood in America. Here, older residents remember the better days of public housing, while younger residents grapple with its current neglected state.

A Dream Deferred: The Struggle Is Real (THIRTEEN)
. Eugenia Harvey, Executive Producer; Akisa Omulepu, Producer; Laura Checkoway, Producer

Maintenance issues in NYCHA can go unresolved for months — forcing some residents to protect their homes and their health by taking matters into their own hands. In the second episode of “A Dream Deferred: The Broken Promise of New York City Public Housing”, we look at the infrastructure of NYCHA and why residents are saying “enough is enough.”

MetroFocus Nomination

Jack Ford, MetroFocus (WLIW21)

Jack Ford is co-host of the news magazine MetroFocus, which focuses on the New York metropolitan region. He’s seen above in his recent interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who offers a lesson about “Leadership in Turbulent Times.” MetroFocus airs weeknights at 6pm and 12am on THIRTEEN; at 5, 7 and 11pm on WLIW21; at 6pm and 12am on NJTV; with repeats on weekends.

Ford has been everything from a successful broadcast journalist, to an author, and even a prominent trial attorney in the Northeast. His broadcasting career began in 1984 when he became an anchor at WCBS-TV in New York. From there, he’s worked at news outlets such as NBC News, NBC’s morning show “Today,” “Dateline,” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Most viewers recognize him as the primary legal correspondent for “NBC News” during the mid-90’s O.J. Simpson trial. Jack has worked as a CBS News legal analyst and is currently a correspondent for 60 Minutes Sports, along with hosting on MetroFocus.

Media with Impact

At WNET, we strive to create content that inspires – but the true measure of success is the impact our programming has on the lives of our viewers. We share audience stories on broadcast and on our Media with Impact site. This one, below, received a New York Emmy nomination itself!
Media with Impact: Bill’s Story (THIRTEEN).
Daena McBride, Executive Producer

In the ’90s, Bill Bartlett saw He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’ on THIRTEEN and it changed the course of his life. The Academy Award-winning documentary, which profiles Jacques d’Amboise and his work with children, inspired Bill to create his own unique afterschool program. The Imagine Project is an organization that helps New York City school children realize their own potential.

Has WNET been a positive influence in your life? We’d love to hear about it! Share your story on our Media with Impact site.