National Television Academy



May 2004

San Francisco/Northern California

Barbara Rodgers to be Honored at Emmys

Emmy Nominations Announced
The 33rd Annual Northern California Area EMMY Award Nominations were announced Thursday, April 22nd at the Hunan Restaurant in San Francisco by television personalities Fred LaCosse and Terry Lowry. Additional nomination parties were held at the Tied House, San Jose, the Hard Rock Café, Sacramento, the Echo Restaurant in Fresno, and on the Internet. The EMMY is awarded by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. San Francisco/ Northern California is one of the twenty chapters awarding local Emmys. Northern California is composed of television and cable stations from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno, Nevada. Entries were aired during the 2003 calender year. This year 703 entries were received in 51 categories. The ballots were tallied by the accounting firm of Spalding & Company of San Francisco.
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KPIX anchorwoman Barbara Rodgers will receive the prestigious Governors’ Award at this year’s Emmy awards show. The chapter’s Board of Governors is bestowing the lifetime achievement honor on Rodgers for her work in the television industry as well as her involvement in numerous community activities. This will be Rodgers’ sixth Emmy statue. She plans to have long-time t-v journalist Belva Davis introduce her at the Emmy show. In addition to Rodgers, the Board of Governors is honoring independent producer John Catchings with the Governors’ Citation. Catchings, a former producer at KPIX and KGO, is being recognized for his work in the industry as well as his volunteerism on the chapter’s museum committee. Board member John Murray will receive the Governors’ Medallion for his work on the Emmy show, the chapter’s web page and the museum committee. Emmy 2004 kicks off with a no-host reception at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The Awards presentation begins at 5 p.m. It will be hosted by KPIX morning anchor Sydnie Kohara and KTVU morning anchor Frank Somerville. Scott Singer and Project: Pimento will provide the music.
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EMMY 2004 Saturday, May 22, 2004 Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco 4:00 p.m. No-Host Reception Theatre Lobby 5:00 p.m. Awards Presentation Theatre 8:00 p.m. Dinner & Dancing The Exloratorium Tickets: Members $90 Non-Members $100 $10 discount until May7th e-mail: or call 650-341-7786

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Board Members Elected, Re-Elected Some new faces and some familiar ones will join
the Board of Governors for the National Television Academy’s Northern California chapter. The board elected officers and filled two board vacancies at its April 17 meeting. The governors re-elected KPIX’s David Mills as board president for a second two-year term. They also re-elected ABC7’s Lynn R Friedman as San Francisco vice president; independent producer Keith Sanders as San Jose vice president; KOVR’s George Franco as Sacramento vice president; KGPE’s Erik Rosales as Fresno vice president; and KITV’s Pamela Young as Hawaii vice president. Terri Russell of KOLO-TV was selected as Reno vice president. She replaces KTVN’s David Ratto, who had served two terms and couldn’t run again. Justin Kanno of KOLO was chosen to fill Russell’s governor spot on the board. Terry Lowry was elected as board secretary, replacing the departing Michele Ball of KBWB. Independent producer Frances Palacios was chosen as treasurer, replacing accountant James Spalding, who served two terms. Independent producer Alison Gibson joins former board president Cynthia Zeiden as the chapter’s two national trustees. KTVU’s Ron Louie was selected as an alternate trustee. The governors also selected Ginnelle Elliott, a special projects producer at KPIX, to fill an open slot on the board. All the appointments take effect June 15.

Emmy night May 22nd

Dan Ashley

Kristen Sze

Don Sanchez

Maria Leticia Gomez

Liam Mayclem Wendy Tokuda Roberta Gonzalez Samantha Mohr

Alan Denton

Lisa Kim

Tom Vacar

Celina Rodriguez

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Tapeless Camera Seminar
Wednesday, May 12th 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Get a Grip Film & Video Production
1700 I Street, Suite 130 Sacramento, CA

The list of presenters includes: Dan Ashley, Kristen Sze and Don Sanchez of ABC-7; Allen Denton and Lisa Kim of NBC-11; Wendy Tokuda and Liam Mayclem of KRON; Roberta Gonzales and Samantha Mohr of KPIX; Tom Vacar of KTVU; Shane Tallant of KBWB; Maria Leticia Gomez of KDTV; Celina Rodriguez of KSTS; Paul Joncich and Marcie Valenzuela of KOVR in Sacramento; David Walker and Lois Hart of KCRA in Sacramento; Angelo Stalis and Graciela Moreno of KFSN in Fresno; and Bill Brown and Kristen Walthers of KTVN in Reno. Miss California, Nicole Lamarche, will announce the Emmy recipients in the large, medium and small market “best newscast” categories. There will also be a tribute to Faith Fancher, the KTVU reporter who died of cancer in October. The party follows at the Exploratorium next door with dinner and dancing with the Full Motion band. Advanced ticketing required, contact the Academy Office.

Full Motion Band

This is “a must” for those eager to push ahead. Learn about tomorrow’s cameras, today. Join the National Television Academy for this exciting seminar on the cameras of the future. The new Sony Blue disk will be demonstrated. Contact: George Franco, Sacramento VP, 916-761-9851

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Emmy Nominations

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Congratulations to KRON-4 for receiving 28 nominations. Channel 4 was followed by KPIX CBS 5 with 26 and by KNTV NBC 11 with 18. The Sacramento leader was KVIE-6 with 10 nominations followed by KCRA NBC 3 with nine and KXTV-10 with eight. Fresno and Hawaii stations each received seven nominations, Reno three and Salinas/ Monterey with two. Fox Sports Net led the cable nominations with 10. The complete list of Emmy nomiations follows:
News Broadcast - Large Market KCRA 3 Reports at 6 PM, KCRA Dan Weiser, News Director; James Stimson, Assistant News Director; Kristen Wolff, Executive Producer; David Groves, Producer Sólo a las Once, KDTV Sandra Thomas, News Director; Mahelda Rodriguez, Executive Producer; Juan Carlos Guerrero, Vincenta Jauregui, Producers ABC News at 11, KGO Kevin Keeshan, News Director; Stephanie Adrouny, Bob Goldberger, Executive Producers; Krisann Chasarik, Producer; Jonathan Baxter, Director; Dan Ashley, Anchor; Martin Wyatt, Sports Anchor The Bay Area at 11, KNTV Jim Sanders, News Director; Chris Licht, Executive Producer; Jake Milstein, Mariam Rodriguez, Producers; Allen Denton, Lisa Kim, Anchors CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 11, KPIX Daniel Rosenheim, News Director; James Gaughran, Producer; Ken Bastida, Dana King, Anchors KRON 4 News at 9 PM, KRON Stacy Owen, News Director; Chris Archer, Producer; Fred Bushardt, Director Noticiero 48 Telemundo-6 pm, KSTS Jonathan Ruiz, News Director KTVU Channel 2 News at Six, KTVU Ed Chapuis, News Director; Janice S. Gin, Associate News Director; Claudia Lombana, Producer; Angie Morefield, Director The 10 O’Clock News, KTVU Ed Chapuis, News Director; Michael Kelly, Executive Producer; Rita Chan, Producer; Angie Morefield, Director Noticias 19 Univision, KUVS Alberto Larios, News Director; Aremio Armenta, Rene Sanchez Meza, Producers News 10 at 6, KXTV Ron Comings, News Director News Broadcast - Medium Market Action News Live at 5, KFSN Joel Davis, News Director; Bryan Lenocker, Producer; Warren Armstrong, Nancy Osborne, Anchors; DeAnna McQueen, Reporter

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Noricias 21 - 6:00PM, KFTV Samuel Belilty, News Director; Mario Lopez, Producer News 47 at Eleven, KGPE James C. Gonzalez, Producer; Meg Oliver, Erik Rosales, Anchors News 8 at 10, KHNL Sue Levine, News Director; Rich Meiers, Producer KITV 4 News at 10, KITV Tod Pritchard, News Director KOLO Newschannel 8 @ 5:00, KOLO Jack Bowe, News Director; Jason Pasco, Executive Producer; Eric Sperling, Producer; Kelly Frank, Assignment Editor 5 pm News, KSEE Julie Akins, News Director; Nick Trujillo, Executive Producer; Ron Edens, Producer News Broadcast - Small Market KION News 46 at Eleven, KION John Freeman, Producer; Jodi Jones, Allen Martin, Anchors KSBW Action News Eight at 6 pm, KSBW Lawton Dodd, News Director; Kelly Duffy, Executive Producer Daytime Newscast KCRA 3 Reports at at 6 AM, KCRA Dan Weiser, News Director; James Stimson, Assistant News Director; Gretchen Littlejohn, Executive Producer; Carolyn Thomas, Producer ABC 7 Morning News, KGO Kevin Keeshan, News Director; Leetha Yee, Executive Producer; Gil Frutoz, Jennifer Walters, Karen Wulferdinger, Producers; Jerry Sandy, Director; Elizabeth Bermudez, Anchor; Gary Schultz, Technical Director The Bay Area at Ten, KNTV Jim Sanders, News Director; Kirsten Chiala, Executive Producer; Kristi Lawley, Producer; Brent Cannon, Laura Garcia-Cannon, Anchors Laurel Crisan, Arlene Sison-Handa, Michele Tengco, Writers CBS 5 Early Edition, KPIX Jason Duke, Producer; Robert M. Bruce, Director; April Cummings, Jeffrey Schaub, Anchors; Roberta Gonzales, Weather Anchor; Eric Gose, Weather Producer; Maureen Crowe, AM ENG Control CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon, KPIX Edward Nieto, Producer; Barbara Rodgers, John Kessler, Anchors;Roberta Gonzales, Weather Anchor; Simon Perez, Reporter Weekend Morning News, KPIX David Mills, Producer; Ron Jones, Sydnie Kohara, Anchors; Jeanette Pavini, Reporter; Robert Merryman, Writer KTVU Channel 2 Morning News, KTVU Ed Chapuis, News Director; Rosemary Thomas Schwarz, Executive Producer; Valerie Streit, Melinda Tichelaar, Producers; Pam Cook, Mark Curtis, Anchors; Sal Castenada, Traffic Reporter; Sara Jarvis, Reporter; Donna Behrens, Matt W. Wills, Writers; Miranda Coykendall, Assignment Editor Mornings on Two, KTVU Ed Chapuis, News Director; Rosemary Thomas Schwarz, Executive Producer; Bill Weeks, Producer; Alicia Dlugosh, Stephanie Kelmar, Segment Producers; Jeff Green, Director; Ross McGowan, Host; Tori Campbell, Frank Somerville, Anchors; Catherine Ortiz, Edit Supervisor continued on page 4

Breaking News San Bernadino County Fires, KRON Ross Palombo, Reporter Fire Fight, KXTV Debroah Hoffman, Reporter Continuing Coverage Fallen Firefighter, KNTV Damian Trujillo, Reporter; Mark Bosselmann, Photographer Inside the Middle East, KPIX Peter Saiers, Producer; Ken Bastida, John Kessler, Anchors / Reporters; Richard Villaroman, Photographer; Greg Marasso, Editor Recall Profiles, KRON Craig Franklin, Producer; Greg Lyon, Reporter San Bernadino County Fires, KRON Ross Palombo, Reporter General News Reports Alphabet Recall, KCRA Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Reporter Handi-Van Hang-Up, KHNL Sharon Chen, Reporter; Sisto Domingo, Photographer San Bernadino County Fires, KRON Ross Palombo, Reporter Coming Home, KXTV Deborah Hoffman, Reporter; Richard Kermickel, Photographer Light News Feature Phantom of the Shark Tank, KNTV Barton Bishoff, Producer Twas the Night, KRON Brian Hackney, Science Editor Ear Worms, KTVU Sharon Navratil, Producer; Bob, Mackenzie, Reporter Animal E-R, KXTV George Warren, Reporter; Rob Neep, Photographer Serious News Feature Paper Waste, KGMB Jacqueline McLean, Reporter The Fugitive Father, KNTV Brad Hicks, Reporter Pyramid Scheme, KPIX Tim Didion, Producer; Hank Plante, Reporter; Ginnelle Elliott, Associate Producer; Chris Mistrot, Photographer; Paul Morrill, Editor The N-word, KRON Craig Franklin, Producer; Valerie St. John, Reporter Not Ready for Justice, KTXL Thomas Drayton, Reporter; Tom Long, Photojournalist / Editor JFK Assassination Remembered, KXTV Dan Adams, Reporter Light News Feature - Series Will it Work Wednesdays, KCRA Chyresse Lowther, Producer; Lynsey Paulo, Reporter; Larry Blitstein, Photographer Zacatecas, KFTV David Ibarra, Reporter; Carlos Gaviria, Photographer Governor Who?, KPIX Mike Sugerman, Reporter; Mike Davich, Chris Mistrot, Photographers; Mary Janczura, Greg Marasso, Editors

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Serious News Feature - Series The Family, KGO Beth Rimbey, Producer; Dan Noyes, Reporter; Lynn R Friedman, Editor The Homeless Beat, KGO Ken Miguel, Producer; Carolyn Tyler, Reporter; Doug Laughlin, Photographer; Lynn R Friedman, Editor AIDS, KOVR Joyce Mitchell, Producer; Ted Ross, Field Producer; Diana Penna, Jennifer Whitney, Reporters; George Tabbut, Editor Surviving the Unthinkable, KSEE Monte Francis, Reporter; Kevin Mahan, Photographer Specialized Reports About the Bay, KPIX Mike Sugerman, Reporter; Mike Davich, Photographer; Mary Janczura, Editor Beating the Odds / Students Rising Above, KRON Noel Cisneros, Reporter; Catherine Heenan, Wendy Tokuda, Reporters Science Editor Brian Hackney, KRON Brian Hackney, Science Editor Documentary Zemad’s Journey, KCSM Dante Betteo, Executive Producer; Josh Springer, Producer / Director; Belay Workneh, Producer Aging In America: The Years Ahead, KQED / Talking Eyes Media Julie Winokur, Director / Writer Lost Childhood: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Family, KRON Emerald Yeh, Producer / Reporter; Craig Franklin, Photographer; Jim Joy, Editor Death of a Shaman, KVIE / Great Blue Productions Fahm Saeyang, Producer; Richard Hall, Director Investigative Reporting Underground Car Business, KGMB Jacqueline McLean, Investigative Reporter Mentally Ill, KPIX Robbi Peele, Executive Producer; Roz Plater, Reporter; Joe Riordan, Photographer; Richard Villaroman, Photographer Taken for a Ride, KRON Sandy Lee, Executive Producer; Abby Sterling, Producer; Joe Ducey, Reporter; Glen Kinion, Photojournalist Sports Segment The History of Baseball in Oakland, Fox Sports Net Atomic Productions, Inc. Danny Angotti, Producer / Director; Lucy Nazareno, Associate Producer; Dennis Warsen, Photographer; Matt Ruby, Editor Master and Commander, KXTV Maloof Sports & Entertainment Craig Amazeen, Producer/Writer Webber Collection, KXTV / Maloof Sports & Entertainment Craig Amazeen, Producer/Writer Sports Program 2003 NASCAR Preview Show, Fox Sports Net Ted Griggs, Executive Producer; Sean Maddison, Producer; Tyler Potter, Producer / Host; Dan Freidman, Photographer

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Terry Lowry & Fred LaCosse announce Emmy nominations at the Hunan Restaurant in SF. “Bringing It Together” 2003 SF Giants Special, Fox Sports Net Ted Griggs, Executive Producer; Seth Magalaner, Producer; Dave Benzer, Photographer; Kevin Eck, Editor Sports Live Broadcast Nevada vs. San Jose State Football, Fox Sports Net Ted Griggs, Producer; Devon Ferris, Coordinating Producer; Meredith Stroupe, Associate Producer; Joe Washington, Production Manager; Tom Adza, Director; Mindi Bach, Talent; Peter Schofield, Photographer San Francisco Giants Baseball: Barry Bonds Birthday, Fox Sports Net Ted Griggs, Executive Producer; Joe Washington, Coordinating Producer; Jeff Kuiper, Producer; Jim Lynch, John Ward, Directors; Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow, Glen Kuiper, Talent Oakland A’s Baseball, KICU Mark Wolfson, Producer/Director Live Event Program Evening Magazine 5th Anniversary, KPIX John Corey, Producer; Sergio Marquez, Director New Year’s Live, KRON Laura Duzen, Director Southwest Chinese New Year Parade, KTVU Jim Haman, Producer; Jeff Green, Director Don Thompson, Engineer in charge; Steve Shlisky, Coordinating Producer;Julie Haener, Ben Fong-Torres, Hosts; Don McCuaig, Photographer Cultural Affairs Segment Gone Not Forgotten, KFTY Chris Bollini, Producer Wine Country Living: Wine Painter, KNTV Mary Orlin, Producer Evening Magazine: Holocaust Survivor, KPIX Margaret Slattery, Producer Spark: Youth Speaks, KQED/BAVC Howard Shack, Segment Producer Cultural Affairs Program Spark: Fame, KQED/BAVC Pam Rorke-Levy, Series Producer; Tyler Johnson, Segment Producer; Amy Miller, Associate Producer; June Mesina Ouellette, Associate Producer; Laurie Schmidt, Series Editor; Mark Rinehart, Associate Producer Latin Eyes, KRON / Latin Eyes Andres Pruna, Executive Producer

Moscone and Milk: Assassination at City Hall, KRON Jim Swanson, Executive Producer; Ken Swartz, Producer; Belva Davis, Narrator; Stephen Whyte, Editor Searching for Asian America, KVIE David Hosley, Eddie Wong, Producers; Don Young, Series Producer Informational Short Form Parker, KFSN Aurora Diaz, Producer; Keith Allen, Alex Ruiz, Photographers; Luis Ramentas, Editor Second Labels, KPIX Jeanette Pavini, Reporter Forest of Clouds, KRON Henry Tenenbaum, Producer / Writer / Photographer Art Takeshita, Co-producer / Editor Bay Area Backroads: Spirit of the Golden Gate Bridge in H.D., KRON Eunice Louie, Producer; Jack Uhalde, Photographer; Brian Cardello, Audio Med Watch: Jack, Be Quick, KSEE / Community Medical Centers Michelle Van Valkenburg, Producer Chester Aaron’s Garlic, KVIE Bryan Shadden, Producer Informational Program Bay Area Backroads: Best of the Bay, KRON Dan Herz, Senior Producer; Eunice Louie, Michael Rosenthal, Segment Producers; David Vandergriff, Editor The Great American Toy Test, KTVU Sharon Navratil, Producer; Tom Vacar, Talent/Writer Breast Cancer: Strength & Courage, KVIE Sue Pearson-Atkinson, Producer; Lori Lane, Producer; Joyce Mitchell, Segment Producer Education / Instructional Program Big Band Magic, KQED Bud Gundy, Producer; Hanna Lin, Associate Producer; Rick Butler, Director; Norm Levy, Editor Bay Area Backroads: Big Sur by Land and Sea, KRON Eunice Louie, Producer; Dave VAndergriff, Editor Seizing Power: The Steel Seizure Case Revisited, KTEH / Stanford University Randy Bean, Executive Producer; Alison Gibson; Producer Children / Youth Segment Tech Talk with Socko, Media Center / Digital Turbulence, Inc. Karen Adams, Douglas DeVore, Michael Heath, Wendy Van Wazer, Producers; Dave Robertson, Theme Composer; Chris Pearce, Jennifer Sunglao, Photographers Every 15 Minutes, KTLN Mike Bruining, Producer / Editor; Debra Fraser, Host Kids & Parents: The New Drug Reality, KTXL Thomas Drayton, Reporter; Tom Long, Photojournalist / Editor Children / Youth Program High School Sports Focus: Out of Bounds, KICU Michael Delfino, Producer; Brodie Brazil, Reporter Real Science: Water Wonders, KTEH Allison Woodruff, Producer; Jessica Rueter-Andrews, Associate Producer; Steve Kern, Editor Kids, Cash & Common Sense, KVIE Craig Miller, Dan Mogulof, Producers; Richard Enos, Director of Photography; Mark Johnson, Editor
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Entertainment Segment Wine Country Living: Two-Buck Chuck Challenge, KNTV Mary Orlin, Producer, Mark Oltz, Photographer / Editor Evening Magazine: Artificial Cow Inseminator, KPIX James Reid, Producer; Rory Keenan, Editor Evening Magazine: Mighty Mites: Twin Baseball, KPIX Margaret Slattery, Producer; Branson Tarr, Videographer; Colleen Kessler, Editor Spark: The World According to Keith Knight, KQED/BAVC Howard Shack, Segment Producer Entertainment Program Wine Country Living: Bachelor Family Winery, KNTV Mary Orlin, Producer Evening Magazine, KPIX John Corey, Supervising Producer; Malou Nubla, Host Bay Area Backroads: Great Race, KRON Jim Swanson, Executive Producer; Dan Herz, Senior Producer; Christine Dooley, Producer; Jack Uhalde, Director of Photography Brian Cardello, Dean Kendrick, Photographers; David Vandergriff, Editor Current Affairs Segment California Connected: M.I.N.D., PBS Stations / KCET Angela Shelley, Segment Producer Bay Area Backroads: Glide Memorial, KRON Michael Rosenthal, Producer / Writer; Brian Cardello, Photographer; David Vandergriff, Editor Current Affairs Program AIDS in the 21st Century, Access Sacramento / Ross-Campbell, Inc. Joyce Mitchell, Producer / Writer; Ted Ross, Director; Jennifer Whitney, Program Host; George Tabbut, Editor; Eric Warp, Artist Eyewitness News: In Perspective, KPIX Peter Saiers, Producer Beating the Odds / Students Rising Above, KRON Wendy Tokuda, Producer/Talent; Catherine Heenan, Noel Cisneros, Reporters; Javier Valencia, Writer; Alex Jonsson, Jim Joy, Editors Interactivity Peterson Case, KNTV Laurence Scott, Producer / Reporter Spark Web Site, KQED/BAVC Marie K. Lee, Interactive Producer Communty Program Edutopia Special - Oakland Schools, KDOL / George Lucas Educational Foundation Ken Ellis, Producer Livermore, KQED / Team Raney Rachel Raney, Producer / Director On the Homefront: Survivors of War, KQED Michael Isip, Executive Producer; Jon Fromer, Producer; Robin Epstein, Associate Producer; Peter Borg, Director Return to the Valley, KTEH Christina Lim, Produer; Scott Graceheff, Director; Chris Million, Director of Photographer; Steve Kern, Senior Editor Public Service Announcement Reading Is Cool, Fox Sports Net Tom Pellack, Producer; Jennifer Franklin, Associate Producer;Aaron Buckles, Animation

Chess, KFTY / SenaReider Advertising John Reider, Creative Director Backyard, KRON / Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Cindy Fluitt, Executive Producer; Jeffrey Goodby, Creative Director; Margaret Johnson, ACD / Art Director; Mimi Cook, ACD / Writer Magazine, KRON / Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Cindy Fluitt, Executive Producer; Jeffrey Goodby, Creative Director; Margaret Johnson, ACD / Art Director; Mimi Cook, ACD / Writer School, KRON / Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Cindy Fluitt, Executive Producer; Jeffrey Goodby, Creative Director; Margaret Johnson, ACD / Art Director; Mimi Cook, ACD / Writer Commercial Announcment Sportsbar, KICU / KGO / Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Jamie Barrett, Creative Director; Steve Yee, Art Director; Dan Rollman, Copywriter; Stefan Copiz, Art Director; Ian Kalman, Copywriter Helmet, KRON / J. Walter Thompson Jill Auerbach, Producer; John Zissimos, Writer; Greg Rowan, Art Director Kick, KRON / J. Walter Thompson Jill Auerbach, Producer; John Zissimos, Writer; Greg Rowan, Art Director Promotion News / Program Sea Lions, KNTV Vera Edgerton, Promotions Producer A Town Exposed, KPIX Samantha Swartz, Writer / Producer Armstrong & Getty History, KQCA Jay Rudin, Writer / Producer / Photographer / Editor Smallville Time Change, KQCA Jay Rudin, Writer / Producer / Photographer / Editor Promotion Sports Blitz 3 Cheer, KCRA James Cosgrove, Producer; Patrick Hugunin, Editor / Photographer Blitz 3 Show Tease, KCRA Andrew Fowler, Producer; Patrick Hugunin, Editor Cal Bears Basketball, KRON Emily Bails, Associate Producer The Tango, KTXL Ari Pitchenik, Writer / Producer Promotion Image Another Reason to Watch, KGO Therese Gamba, Executive Producer; Melissa Crawford, Writer / Producer; Frank Zamacona, Director; Robert Poulton, Graphic Artist; Brad Welles, Sound Designer Tabloid Spot, KBHK Trish Herrera, Writer / Producer / Editor Coverage You Can Count On, KTVN David Ratto, Producer / Director; Bryan Sintay, Producer / Writer; Bryan Evans, Photographer / Lighting Director “We Report to You” Campaign, KTXL Ari Pitchenik, Writer / Producer “Who Reports to Me”, KTXL Ari Pitchenik, Writer / Producer

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“The First Time” musical entertainment (clockwise) Project: Pimento, lounge band; musical director Scott Singer; soloists: Lori Carsillo, Booke, Karina Zorn, Lauren Pease.

Camera News Bollini Composite, KFTV Chris Bollini, Videographer Bishoff Composite, KNTV Barton Bishoff, Photojournalist The Battle, KRON Angie Moriconi, Photojournalist Camera Program Abraham Mendoza, KGO / KNTV Abraham Mendoza, Photographer Joaquin Composite, KICU Alforde Joaquin, Videographer DeVore Composite, KNTV / Digital Turbulence, Inc. Douglas DeVore, Videographer Tarr Composite, KPIX Branson Tarr, Videographer Enos Composite, KVIE Richard Enos, Videographer Graphic Design KGO - TV Graphics Package, KGO Donna Wilhelm, Graphic Designer KQED ID, KQED Caroline Hendriks, Art Director Coverage You Can Count On, KTVN / ImageSync Broadcast Design David Ratto, Designer Graphics Composite, KTVU Deanne Moenster, Design Director; Lora Gillis, Gabriel Nansen, Rudy Ortega, Graphic Designers Direction Lynch Composite, Fox Sports Net Jim Lynch, Director LightenUp!, KRON / GraceCom Media - Grace Cathedral Rick Johnson, Director Bushardt Composite, KRON Fred Bushardt, Director

Kids, Cash and Common Sense, KVIE Chris Cochran, Director Editing News Bollini Composite, KFTY Chris Bollini, Editor Bishoff Composite, KNTV Barton Bishoff, Editor Homeless Snapshot, KPIX Paul Morrill, Editor Hooley Composite, KRON Partrick Hooley, Editor Editing Program High School Sports Focus: Out of Bounds, KICU Alforde Joaquin, Editor Van Wazer Composite, KNTV / Digital Turbulence, Inc. Wendy Van Wazer, Editor Shlisky Composite, KTVU Steve Shlisky, Editor Set Design and/or Lighting WB20 Backlot, KBWB Amanda Hanig, Robert Twigg, Set Designers Live from S.F., it’s Emmy 2003, Peninsula TV / NATAS Deanne Moenster, Set Director; John Mayne, Leaf Sarlya, Nick Hamil, Set Designers; Robert Erdiakoff, Lighting Director; Gabriel Nansen, Graphic Design On Camera News - Anchors Fitzpatrick, KCRA Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Anchor Noticias 14 Univision, KDTV María Leticia Gómez, News Anchor Oliver Composite, KGPE Meg Oliver, Anchor Lisa Kim Composite, KNTV Lisa Kim, Anchor Haener Composite, KTVU Julie Haener, Anchor On Camera News - Weathercasters It Never Rains in California huh!, KPIX Samantha Mohr, Chief Meteorologist On Camera News - Field Freedman Composite, KGO Wayne Freedman, Reporter Bob on the Loose, KNTV Bob Redell, Reporter Trujillo Composite, KNTV Damian Trujillo, Reporter Tony Russomanno Reports, KPIX Tony Russomanno, Reporter Adams Composite, KXTV Dan Adams, Reporter On Camera - Sports Golden State Warriors Basketball Announcers, Fox Sports Net Glen Kuiper, Reporter San Francisco Giants Baseball Announcers, Fox Sports Net Duane Kuiper, Play-by-Play Announcer; Mike Krukow, Color Analyst;Glen Kuiper, Reporter San Jose Sharks Hockey Announcers, Fox Sports Net Drew Remenda, Color Analyst; Randy Hahn, Play-by-Play Announcer;Glen Kuiper, Reporter
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On Camera - Program Mike & Malou Montage, KPIX Malou Nubla, Host Kids, Cash & Common Sense, KVIE Jack Gallagher, Host Writing News Fitzpatick Composite, KCRA Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Writer DUI, KGMB Jacqueline McLean, Writer Boyd Composite, KNTV Jan Boyd, Writer Tony Russomanno Reports, KPIX Tony Russomanno, Writer Sugerman Composite, KPIX Mike Sugerman, Writer Lyon Composite, KRON Greg Lyon, Writer Jones Composite, KRON Mark Jones, Writer Writing Program Susan’s Story: A Message of Hope, KCRA James Stimson, Edie Lambert, Karen Tann, Writers Mixed Plate at the Great Western War, KITV Pamela Young, Writer Stoelk Composite, KPIX Dave Stoelk, Writer Corey Composite, KPIX John Corey, Writer Kids, Cash & Common Sense, KVIE Craig Miller, Gwen Gordon, Michelle Mahoney, Dan Mogulof, Brian Narelle, Writers Specialty-Audio Big Band Magic, KQED Paul Zahnley, Senior Engineer Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade, KTVU Mark Metzler, Allan Palamos, Audio Engineers Death of a Shaman, KVIE / Great Blue Productions Paul Zahnley, Senior Engineer Specialty-Technical Achievement Bay to Breakers, KRON Ken Lombardi, Don Sharp, Technical Coordinators

KQED 9 celebrates 50 years

Scholarship Awards

The National Television Academy, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter, is pleased to announce the winners of two $3,000 scholarships in the area of television production and videography. Xiaoli Zhou from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism successfully competed for the Save the date of Thursday, June 24th for Peter J. Marino Production award. Rob Harris, also “Emmy Showcase.” View clips from this years from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of JournalEmmy winners and ask the producers questions. ism, took the Shelly Fay Videography award. The 7 to 9 pm at Dolby Labs, 100 Potrero in SF. winners will be honored at the annual Emmy Awards Co-sponsored with BAVC. on May 22. Off Camera, May 2004, page 8

KQED Public Broadcasting celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 30th. Upon its founding in 1954, KQED was given its name from the Latin quod erat demonstrandum (“something that was to be demonstrated”). Fifty years later, KQED continues to demonstrate its commitment to educate, inform and entertain Northern California with its innovative programming and services. “From the time of our very first broadcast,” said Jeff Clarke, president/ CEO of KQED, “we have believed in the power of media to inspire lifelong learning and civic participation. We are proud of our legacy and how this unwavering dedication has served—and continues to serve—our community.” KQED was founded by the Bay Area Educational Television Association as one of a handful of stations referred to as the “educational television movement.” KQED’s first employees were James Day and Jonathan Rice, who initially conducted business from Rice’s station wagon. Eventually outgrowing their mobile office, KQED acquired KPIX’s old transmitter and studio atop the Mark Hopkins Hotel. KQED also operates 5 digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; as well as KQED Public Radio and KQED Education Network.

Emmy Showcase 6/24

San Francisco, May 10th


Sacramento, May 15th
Denzel Washington stars as a government operative/ soldier of fortune who has pretty much given up on life. In Mexico City, he reluctantly agrees to take a job to protect a child (Fanning) whose parents are threatened by a wave of kidnappings. He eventually becomes close to the child and their relationship

A comic series of short vignettes that build on one another to create a cumulative effect as the characters discuss things as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Paris in the twenties and the use of nicotine as an insecticide all the while sitting around sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes. As Jarmusch delves into the normal pace of our world from an extraordinary angle, he shows just how absorbing the obsessions, joys and addictions of life can be. Starring: Roberto Benigni, Cate Blanchett, Steve Buscemi, Steve Coogan, Alfred Molina, Bill Murray, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Steven Wright, Isaach De Bankole, GZA, Cinque Lee, Joie Lee & Taylor Mead. Directed By: Jim Jarmusch. Written by: Jim Jarmusch. Produced by: Jason Kliot & Joana Vicente. 1 hour, 36 minutes MPAA Rating: R for language Websiite: This is a special PRIVATE screening at the Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco. Refreshments & Networking 7 p.m., movie 7:30 p.m. Seating limited to first 146 to arrive.

reawakens and rekindles his spirit. When she is abducted, his fiery rage is unleashed on those he feels responsible, and he stops at nothing to save her. Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Marc Anthony, Radha Mitchell Directed by: Tony Scott Produced by: Lucas Foster, Arnon Milchan, Tony Scott 2 hrs. 26 min. MPAA Rating: R for language and strong violence. Website: Meet vice president George Franco in the lobby of the Regal Theatres at Natomas Marketplace, 3561 Truxel Road, Sacramento (Off I80). First showing, check theatre for exact start time The CINEMA CLUB is a FREE first run monthly screening for NATAS, DGA and AWRT members who may bring a guest.

Northern California television stations “ruled” at this year’s annual APTRA Awards(Associated Press Television-Radio Association of California and Nevada) held April 2-3 at the Paradise Pier Hotel Anne Corneliuson has joined the staff at ABC-7 Disneyland Resort in Orange County. as a graphic designer. KNTV-11 took home nine awards, including Corneliuson will design news graphics and conphotographer and reporter of the year. KPIX CBS 5 tribute to the overall graphic presentation at the San and KRON-4 both earned two awards, and KDTV-14 Francisco station. won for “Best Anchor” in a small market. She comes to ABC7 from KGPE in Fresno, where Also receiving top honors were KXTV in she was responsible for news, promotion and web Sacramento with one award, and KSEE in Fresno design. Before that, Corneliuson worked as a graphic with three. Santa Rosa’s KFTY earned 5 trophies, designer at Signature Network in San Francisco. and Salinas’ KION took home three wards, including top honors as APTRA’s “Station of the Year”. Congratulations! Off Camera, May 2004, page 9

NorCal rules at AP Awards

ABC7 hires designer

Former ABC-TV correspondent Jack Smith
By Fred LaCosse

We lost one of our finest this spring. Jack Smith, ABC-TV correspondent for 26 years, died of pancreatic cancer on April 7, 2004. I had the privilege of getting to know Jack after he retired from ABC and moved to the Bay Area in 2001. We shared many a newsroom war story together, commiserating and even arguing about the present state and direction of television news. Then, in August of 2003, Jack was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Doctors at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco did their best, but were able to prolong his life only another seven months. In 1965, as a 19 year old infantryman, he was wounded, but survived one of the most terrifying and costly battles of the Vietnam war. His own words describing his experience and eventual transformation best define his spirituality.

“I watched all the friends I had in the world die. This sort of experience leaves scars. I had nightmares, and for years afterwards I was sour on life, by turns angry, cynical and alienated. Then one day I woke up and saw the world as I believe it really is, a bright and warm place. I looked afresh at my scars and marveled, not at the frailty of human flesh, my flesh, but at the indomitable strength of the human spirit. In spite of bullets, in spite of hot metal fragments, the spirit lives on. This is the miracle of life.” Professionally, Jack was intellectual, inquisitive, thorough and articulate. Personally, he was quiet and unassuming and helped define in my mind the meaning of the word ‘gentleman.

OFFICERS: David Mills, KPIX, President Lynn R Friedman, KGO, VP, SF Keith Sanders, Perfect Pitch TV, VP, SJ George Franco, KOVR, VP, Sacramento Erik Rosales, KGPE, VP, Fresno David Ratto, ImageSync, VP, Reno Pamela Young, KITV, VP, Hawaii Michele Ball, KBWB, Secretary James Spalding, Spalding & Co., Treasurer (Finance) NATIONAL TRUSTEES: James Lautz, Tudor Communications Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media (Activities) GOVERNORS: Dan Adams, KXTV Dan Ashley, KGO Brian Avery, KTLN John Catchings, Catchings & Assoc. (Museum) Ginnelle Elliott, KPIX Albert Garcia, KUVS Alison Gibson, Media Cool (Education) Stewart Heller, York Productions Adam Housley, Fox News Ronald Louie, KTVU Terry Lowry, LaCosse Productions Deanne Moenster, KTVU John Murray, JM Communications

4317 Camden Avenue Sharon Navratil, KTVU San Mateo, CA 94403 John Odell, CCSF (650) 341-7786 Nancy Osborne, KFSN F: (650) 372-0279 Pat Patten, KRON/Young (Membership) Terri Russell, KOLO Heather Searles, ITVS Damian Trujillo, NATAS Javier Valencia, KRON (Awards) Kira Vilanova, KDTV (Publicity) Stuart Yamane, Yamane Creative Svc. Richard Zanardi, Notre Dame COMMITTEE CHAIRS Darryl Cohen, Cohen & Cooper (Legal) Linda Giannecchini, KQED (Museum) EXECTIVE DIRECTOR Darryl R Compton, NATAS Off Camera Damian Trujillo, Editor Darryl Compton, Publisher Robert Mohr, Photographer


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