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SDPB Nominated for Regional Emmys

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South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) is proud to announce two nominations for the 2016 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. Over 1,000 entries were received by the Academy.

The nominees include:

South Dakota’s Digital Innovator – Nominated in the category of “Education/Schools.”

South Dakota’s Digital Innovator showcases Huron High School teacher Lori Keleher, recognized by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) as a national PBS Learning Innovator for using tech to engage and teach high school students.

  • Dave Foote, Producer
  • Brian Gevik, Announcer
  • Fritz Miller, Project Coordinator

View the Emmy-nominated video here:

Finding Cannon CompanyNominated in the category of “Historic/Cultural/Nostalgic – Single Story.”

Finding Cannon Company chronicles the work of Gigi Hickey as she solves the mystery of the 12-foot Nazi banner she found in her mother's attic in Wessington Springs, SD. It was signed by 84 American soldiers from Cannon Company, 358th, 90th Division. Gigi spent years tracking down the men and their families behind the names to find answers about her mother's first husband, Maurice Clifton 'Pete" Henrichsen, who died in the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945.

  • Andrew Bork, Producer
  • Chad Andersen, Videographer
  • Josh Kappler, Videographer

View the Emmy-nominated story here:

Winners will be announced at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2016 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards Gala, October 29 in Bloomington, Minnesota.