Thanks to your personal support, Public Television continues to have the “best television, on television,” and once again this year’s Emmy Awards confirm your decision to support public broadcasting.

Programs airing on SOPTV in 2013 earned a total of 21 Emmys, including nine for News and Documentary programs with seven for FRONTLINE’s stories “The Battle for Syria,” “Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown,” “Money Power and Wall Street,” “The Interrupters,” and “Opium Brides.”
Predictably, MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: DOWNTON ABBEY led Public Television for having the most nominations in Drama, covering eleven categories: Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Jeremy Webb; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley); Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Hugh Bonneville, (Robert, the Earl of Grantham); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Jim Carter (Mr. Carson); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Maggie Smith (the Dowager Countess of Grantham); Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Julian Fellowes; Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; and Outstanding Costumes for a Series. DOWNTON ABBEY also won the Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series. MR. SELFRIDGE (MASTERPIECE CLASSIC) was also nominated.

Other Public Television programs receiving notice at the Emmys included:
“Mel Brooks: Make A Noise” (AMERICAN MASTERS) won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming. AMERICAN MASTERS also won the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. “The Abolitionists” and “Death and the Civil War” from the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series were also nominated in this category. AMERICAN MASTERS was also nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming.

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel” (LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER) received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Music Direction, and Outstanding Special Class Program.

Ken Burns’ THE DUST BOWL was nominated for two Emmys — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming and for Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming Special (Single or Multi-Camera). ANTIQUES ROADSHOW was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program.
Many thanks to you for your continued support of SOPTV because your membership contributions help us pay for national programming and our local services. Thank you!

Mark Stanislawski
President & CEO

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