For Immediate Release
April 14, 2011
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Mayor's Press Office
Two Boston City TV programs have been nominated for “Emmy Awards” by the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
Mayor Menino’s Game of the Week and Read TV, productions of the Mayor’s Cable Office, were announced last night at the 34th Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards at the W Boston Hotel by the Board of Governors of the Boston/New England Chapter of NATAS.
- Mayor Menino’s Game of the Week (Mayor’s GOTW) showcases hundreds of Boston Public School (BPS) student athletes throughout the academic year, as well as Boston Neighborhood Basketball Leagues (BNBL), and Boston Centers for Youth and Families league sports. BPS, Boston City TV and the Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN-TV) contribute to the production team under producer Pat Flaherty. GOTW features local, neighborhood production of live and tape coverage of high school sports, special player features and weekly sports updates on BNN’s Neighborhood Network News.
The nominated GOTW features the Brighton High School Bengals, competing in the MIAA Division 4A football playoff game against the West Bridgewater Wildcats. The Bengals advanced to the Division 4A Super Bowl.
- Read TV is a monthly literacy program developed through Mayor Menino’s Read Boston initiative to advance citywide literacy to grade level by the third grade. The nominated episode was hosted by Read Boston’s Sarah Farbo and featured guest reader Hank Phillippi Ryan, author and investigative reporter for Channel 7 WHDH News, who read Dot & Jabber and the Mystery of the Missing Stream by Ellen Stoll and The Robbery at the Diamond Dog Diner by Eileen Christelow.
Boston City TV is the city television service featuring news, notices, public affairs and educational programming on Comcast Channel 24, RCN's Channel 13, and video-streams on the City of Boston website: www.cityofboston.gov/cable.
Boston City TV features a number of regular public affairs programs designed to inform Boston residents, including:
- About Health with Jeanne Blake
- Mayor Menino’s Game of the Week
- Read TV
- Daily updates of civic and community activities.
Winners will be announced at Boston/New England Emmy Awards Gala at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Massachusetts on May 14, 2011.
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