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American Public Television Shows Earn 13 Daytime Emmy® Nominations


BOSTON (MAY 9, 2012) – American Public Television (APT), a leading distributor of programs for public television, announced that several of its best-known programs have been honored with 13 Daytime Emmy nominations by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“We are proud to see our programming recognized with nominations for one of the most prestigious honors in television,” said Cynthia Fenneman, President and CEO of American Public Television. “Public television has earned its place as a trusted home for daytime fare thanks to programs featuring expert hosts alongside entertaining and uninterrupted content.” For the 2012 Daytime Emmys, APT programs accounted for 13 of the 51 (25%) public television nominations; without APT programming, public television would rank third behind ABC and Nickelodeon. In the previous two years, APT also figured prominently in the Daytime Emmys – with 13 and 11 shows nominated respectively in 2011 and 2010.APT's nominees feature some of the most recognized shows and personalities on public television, across a variety of genres – including travel, lifestyle, cooking, children's programming and woodworking. For instance, Rick Bayless, recently named one of the "100 most powerful people in Chicago" by Chicago magazine and host of MEXICO – ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS, was nominated for "Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host."

APT programs made up three out of the five nominees for "Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle / Culinary Program," as AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED (featuring celebrated chef Rick Bayless), COOK'S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN and MEXICO – ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS earned nods.

BIZ KID$, the Parents' Choice Award-winning series that teaches kids financial responsibility and entrepreneurship, received multiple nominations in the categories of "Outstanding Children's Series," "Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing" and "Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action."

ROUGH CUT – WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC is one of the six series nominated for "Outstanding Lifestyle Program," while PEEP & THE BIG WIDE WORLD garnered a nomination for "Outstanding Children's Animated Program." An Emmy winner last year, the acclaimed travel show JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE – hosted by Joseph Rosendo – earned three nominations for "Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Live Action," "Outstanding Special Class Directing" and "Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic)." In addition, EQUITREKKING, the first travel television series to explore the world on horseback, received a nomination for "Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic)."

These television programs are distributed by Boston-based American Public Television (APT) and broadcast nationally on public television stations. AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, JOSEPH ROSENDO'S RAVELSCOPE, COOK'S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN, EQUITREKKING and ROUGH CUT – WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC also appear on APT-distributed Create® TV – the channel dedicated exclusively to the best of public television’s how-to shows in cooking, travel, gardening, and more.

The Daytime Emmy ceremonies will be held on June 23, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

For more than 50 years, APT has been the lead distributor of lifestyle content for public television, consistently delivering scores of these series annually – more than any other public television organization. The genre, started in 1961 with APT’s distribution of THE FRENCH CHEF starring Julia Child, now includes more than 150 lifestyle series, encompassing cooking, gardening, travel and more. For information and photos on any of these programs, please contact or 617-338-4455, ext 150.

About APT
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top rated programming to the nation’s public television stations since 1961. Among its 300 new program titles per year, APT has distributed about half of the top 100 highest rated public television titles for nearly ten years. APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Rick Steves’ Europe, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Moyers & Company, NHK Newsline, Lidia’s Italy in America, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, BBC World News and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home join numerous documentaries and performance programs popular with public television viewers. These programs include: For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, Diana Ross: For One and For All, The Best of Soul Train, Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful! APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Now in its 7th year, Create®TV -- featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming, and on the Web at – is distributed by APT. APT is also a partner in WORLD™, in its 5th year, now featuring a mix of public television’s premier news, science and documentary programming and stories from the world over, with a complementary website at To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit
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