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SDPB Nominated for Four Emmys
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South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) has received four nominations for the 2017 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The nominees include:

1) Persistence Paying Off– Nominated in the category of “Science/Environment”

For over a decade, compliance paperwork, poison ivy and rattlesnakes prevented excavation of a new cave in Wind Cave National Park. But the discovery of Persistence Cave has paid off, as recent excavations reveal thousands of years of Black Hills history.

  • Josh Kappler, Producer
  • Paul Ebsen, Videographer
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2) Tales of the GridironNominated in the category of “Sports – Program Series (Outside of News)”

The stories behind rural South Dakota communities supporting their local football teams.

  • Brad Van Osdel, Producer
  • Andrew Bork, Producer/ Videographer
  • Paul Ebsen, Videographer
  • Chad Andersen, Producer
  • Nate Wek, Producer
  • Josh Kappler, Co-Producer/Videographer
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3) Deadwood Pioneer: A Face from the PastNominated in the category of “Historical Documentary”

Maps the work of the archeologists, historians, and forensic experts who pieced together the short life of a man whose skeletal remains were recently unearthed in a Deadwood residential neighborhood.

  • Chad Andersen, Producer
  • Andrew Bork, Videographer/Editor
  • Brian Gevik, Narrator
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4) Deadwood Pioneer: A Face from the PastNominated in the category of “Promotion: Program (Single Spot)”

  • Dave Foote, Producer
  • Brian Gevik, Voice Talent
  • Fritz Miller, Producer
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Winners will be announced at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2017 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards Gala, October 7 in Bloomington, Minnesota.