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American Public Television Shows Earn 13 Daytime Emmy Nominations

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated, Avec Eric, Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen, Lidia's Italy and others recognized by industry's top honors.

BOSTON (May 12, 2011) – 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 for 2011 – helping public television overall earn the No. 1 ranking in total nominations this year.

“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, entertaining, yet strong information, and uninterrupted content.”

For the 2011 Daytime Emmys, APT programs accounted for 13 of the 57 public television nominations. In the previous two years, APT also figured prominently in the Daytime Emmys – with eight and 11 shows nominated respectively in 2009 and 2010.

APT's nominated programs feature some of the most recognized shows and personalities on public television. Four of APT’s cooking shows are vying for the prestigious “Outstanding Culinary Program” – America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated, Avec Eric, Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen and Lidia's Italy. Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated was also nominated for "Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host."

The acclaimed documentary New Orleans: Getting Back To Normal earned a nomination for "Outstanding Special Class Special" and "Outstanding Special Class Directing." Both Biz Kid$, the series that teaches kids financial responsibility and entrepreneurship, and Travelscope received recognition for "Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic)."

Biz Kid$ also garnered a nomination for "Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action and Animation" and "Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series," and Rough Cut – Woodworking With Tommy Mac picked up a bid for "Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle / Culinary program. In addition, Equitrekking, the first travel television series to explore the world on horseback, earned a nomination for "Outstanding Special Class Writing."

These television programs are distributed by American Public Television and broadcast nationally on public television stations. Avec Eric, America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated, Travelscope, Lidia's Italy, 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. New Orleans: Getting Back To Normal can also be seen on the WORLD™ channel, the 24/7 multicast channel that features the best of public television’s non-fiction, news and documentary programming.

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.

About APT
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2010, APT distributed nearly half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope, Rick Steves' Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Italy, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary & Thyme, The Rat Pack: Live and Swingin’, Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful! and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create® – the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project including its web presence at For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit For more information on Create, visit

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