For Immediate Release
May 01, 2008
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Boston City TV Nominated for 2 Emmy Awards
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that The Board of Governors of the Boston/New England Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has nominated Boston City TV for two "Emmy Awards." The nominated television programs are Read TV and Cooking with Kirk. These programs are a production of the Mayor's Cable Office and David Burt along with his crew of high school and college interns. The Boston/New England Chapter of NATAS will present the awards at the Emmy Awards Gala on May 10, 2008 at the Marriot Copley Place in Boston.
"We are pleased to have our efforts to inform citizens about the good things happening in our city recognized for their production quality," Mayor Menino said. "Our literacy program, Read TV and Cooking with Kirk, which focuses on family nutrition, are valuable tools to help Boston residents."
Read TV is a monthly literacy program developed through Mayor Menino's ReadBoston initiative, whose mission is to have children in Boston reading on grade level by the time they complete third grade. The episode nominated was taped on location at Fablevison Studios in the Boston Children's Museum. Author/Illustrator Peter Reynolds joins host Sarah Farbo to read two of his books; "The Dot" and "ISH."
Mr. Reynolds graciously allowed his animations to be incorporated into the program. Cooking with Kirk is an educational nutrition and cooking program hosted by Boston Public Schools Chef Kirk Conrad. These programs stem from Mayor Menino's plan to make school lunches healthier and appetizing to Boston Public School students. Cooking with Kirk is produced in cooperation with Boston.TV, Boston Public Schools, the Boston Public Health Commission and is taped at the Rustic Kitchen studios on Stuart Street in Boston. Episodes are aired on Boston City TV and webcast on Boston.TV and the city's website, www.cityofboston.gov. Food for all productions is provided by Whole Foods Market.
Boston City TV is the city television service featuring city news, announcements and notices as well as public affairs and educational programming on Comcast Channel 24 and RCN's Channel 3. 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
•Cooking with Kirk
•Daily updates of City notices and community activities