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June 2004

National Television Academy San Francisco/Northern California

EMMY 2004: Rodgers, Catchings & Murray Honored,

Photos by Robert Mohr © 2004

KRON, ABC 7 big winners
KRON won the most and ABC 7 picked up two of we’ve thought for some time now.”
the biggest awards at the 2004 Emmys. In the best medium market newscast category, the
KRON grabbed the most statues at the annual 5 p.m. news at Fresno’s KFSN won the Emmy, the
event, taking home 11 Emmys, including honors for second straight year the station has won a best
breaking news, general news story and specialized newscast award.
reporting. “We’ve always said at ABC 30 that our gimmick is
ABC 7’s 11 p.m. news won the award for best we do the news,” said news director Joel Davis.
large market newscast while its morning news won “This award and the recent Edward R. Murrow award
the best daytime newscast category. for best newscast are further proof that superb
“We’re honored to receive the recognition of our content will result in superb ratings and awards.”
peers which comes with winning an Emmy award,” In the best small market newscast category, the 6
said news director Kevin Keeshan. “Winning two p.m. news at Salinas’ KSBW came out on top.
years in a row with our 11 p.m. newscast is fantastic “KSBW Action News Eight is honored to be
and a tribute to the great team we have on that recognized with the best newscast
broadcast. We’re especially proud of our morning Emmy,” said news director Lawton Dodd. “The entire
news winning best daytime newscast. We’ve always news team deserves the credit for its work, which
felt it was a quality newscast and the ratings are reflects the high standards we strive to reach every
beginning to reflect that. The Emmy validates what day at KSBW and at Hearst-Argyle Television.”
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May Sweeps, just the facts
STATION Early Morning Midday Early Evening Evening Late Night
KTVU 2 6-7:00 AM 2.8 (16) 12-12:30 PM 2.3 (9) 6-6:30 PM 1.9 (4) 10-11:00 PM 7.0 (12)
KRON 4 6-7:00 AM 1.6 (9) 5-5:30 PM 3.1 (8) 6-7:00 PM 2.1 (4) 9-10:00 PM 4.5 (7)
5:30-6 PM 2.3 (5) 11-11:30 PM 2.2 (8)
CBS 5 6-7:00 AM 1.1 (6) 12-12:30 PM 2.2 (9) 5-6:00 PM 2.8 (7) 6:30-7 PM 3.6 (7) 11-11:35 PM 5.6 (13)
ABC 7 6-7:00 AM 2.2 (12) 11-11:30 AM 3.2 (14) 5-5:30 PM 5.4 (13) 6-7:00 PM 4.5 (9) 11-11:35 PM 4.9 (11)
NBC 11 6-7:00 AM 2.0 (11) 10-11:00 AM 1.4 (6) 5-5:30 PM 3.0 (8) 6-7:00 PM 2.4 (5) 11-11:35 PM 4.8 (11)
May 2004 Sweeps: Monday-Friday News Rating (Share) Thanks to Fred LaCosse for compiling the numbers

Producers Showcase
Thu. Jun 24 at
Dolby signs off
A Bay Area television network born during the dot-
com boom has signed off.
TechTV has laid off its 285 San Francisco employ-
ees. The move comes on the heels of a merger
between Comcast and TechTV.
Officials told CNET that 80 of those
employees will be able to transfer to the company’s
Los Angeles headquarters. Employees were report-
edly given two months notice and various severance
The best of this year’s Emmy recipients will be shown David Shone, a spokesman for G4 TV, told CNET
at a special seminar this month., “We wanted to give employees as much
The Summer Showcase Screening Party will notice as possible, so that they can begin to make
begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, at the Dolby other plans.”
Labs Screening Room, 100 Potrero Ave., San Fran-
The program will feature Emmy-winning programs ABC 7 names GA reporter
and the work of members of the National Television Amy Hollyfield has been
Academy and BAVC. hired as a general assign-
Each presenter will have 10 minutes to show a ment reporter for the ABC 7
clip from their work and answer questions from the morning news.
audience. Prior to joining the news
All NTA and BAVC members are welcome to apply team full time, Hollyfield
to be presenters. There are limited slots, so please worked as a free-lance
send an email with your name, organization and reporter and writer for the
name of project to or call San Francisco ABC affiliate.
(650) 341-7786. Hollyfield is a graduate of
Admission to this event is free for NTA and BAVC Texas Tech University with a
members, $20 for non-members. R.S.V.P’s are bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism and
required to attend the event, please email political science. She and her husband reside in San or call (650) 341-7786. Francisco

Bruno Cohen has been named Vice President President/ Business News at CNBC. Before that,
and General Manager of KMAX-TV Sacramento, a Cohen worked as vice president and general man-
veteran news director with experience in both local ager of WNBC-TV New York. Cohen’s earlier local
and national cable news operations, will oversee all television experience includes working as a news
operations at the Viacom-owned UPN station. director for KPIX, San Francisco and KDKA Pitts-
Cohen most recently served as Executive Vice burgh. He replaces Tom Tucker.
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continued from page 1 KTLN in Corte Madera won the Emmy for children/
The Emmy 2004 show was held May 22 at the youth segment. Chris Bollini won two photography
Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. More than 650 awards for work he did at KFTY in Santa Rosa.
people attended the event, the largest crowd in at KBWB picked up the Emmy for best set design.
least 25 years. The Emmy show also featured a tribute to Faith
In all, 144 statues were handed out to 56 Emmy Fancher, the KTVU reporter who died in October
winners in 52 categories. after a long, public battle with breast cancer.
In addition, KPIX anchor Barbara Rodgers was Two $3,000 scholarships were officially awarded
given the 2004 Governors Award for her achieve- to U.C. Berkeley students Xiaoli Zhou and Robert
ments in the industry as well as in the community. Harris.
Rodgers was introduced by former KPIX anchor Below is a listing of the 2004 Emmy recipients:
Belva Davis. Rodgers talked about her humble
beginnings as well as the 1992 show, which her News Broadcast - Large Market
mother attended and got to meet that year’s Gover- ABC News at 11, KGO
nors Award winner, Shirley Temple Black. Kevin Keeshan, News Director; Stephanie Adrouny,
“Mama,” Rodgers said, looking skyward. “I’ve won Bob Goldberger, Executive Producers; Krisann
the same award now as Shirley Temple Black.” Chasarik, Producer; Jonathan Baxter, Director;
The 2004 Governors Citation was awarded to Dan Ashley, Anchor; Martin Wyatt, Sports Anchor
John Catchings, former KPIX and KGO producer News Broadcast - Medium Market
who also serves on the NTA board. The 2004 Gover- Action News Live at 5, KFSN
nors Service Medallion went to John Murray, an NTA Joel Davis, News Director; Bryan Lenocker,
board member who serves as technical producer at Producer; Warren Armstrong, Nancy Osborne,
the Emmy show. Anchors; DeAnna McQueen, Reporter
Of the 56 Emmy recipients, 39 came from stations
in the Bay Area. KRON scooped up statues in 11 News Broadcast - Small Market
categories, just two years after the San Francisco KSBW Action News Eight at 6 pm, KSBW
station lost its NBC affiliation. Lawton Dodd, News Director;
“The awards underlined the continuing commit- Kelly Duffy, Executive Producer
ment KRON 4 has to original local programming,” Daytime Newscast
said news director Stacy Owen. “Two documentaries, ABC 7 Morning News, KGO
a Bay Area-based reality show, Bay to Breakers and Kevin Keeshan, News Director; Leetha Yee,
even promotion for our sports partnerships are all a Executive Producer; Gil Frutoz, Jennifer Walters,
major part of our drive as an independent to be ‘the Karen Wulferdinger, Producers; Jerry Sandy,
Bay Area’s News Station.’” Director; Elizabeth Bermudez, Anchor;
KPIX, the San Francisco CBS affiliate, and KVIE, Gary Schultz, Technical Director
the PBS station in Sacramento, each won five Emmy
categories. ABC 7, NBC 11 and Fox Sports Net Breaking News
received four each. San Bernardino County Fires, KRON
Jacqueline McLean of KGMB 9 in Hawaii won Ross Palombo, Reporter
three individual Emmys, for investigative reporting,
Continuing Coverage
serious news feature and writing news. ABC 7’s
Inside the Middle East, KPIX
Wayne Freedman won for on camera news in the
Peter Saiers, Producer; Ken Bastida, John Kessler,
field, his 45th career Emmy.
Anchors / Reporters; Richard Villaroman, Photogra-
Some smaller stations also picked up awards.
pher; Greg Marasso, Editor continued on page 4
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Photos by Robert Mohr © 2004

General News Reports Sports Live Broadcast
San Bernardino County Fires, KRON San Francisco Giants Baseball:
Ross Palombo, Reporter Barry Bonds Birthday, Fox Sports Net
Ted Griggs, Executive Producer; Joe Washington,
Light News Feature
Coordinating Producer; Jeff Kuiper, Producer;
Animal E-R, KXTV
Jim Lynch, John Ward, Directors; Duane Kuiper,
George Warren, Reporter; Rob Neep, Photographer
Mike Krukow, Glen Kuiper, Talent
Serious News Feature
Live Event Program
Paper Waste, KGMB
Southwest Chinese New Year Parade, KTVU
Jacqueline McLean, Reporter
Jim Haman, Producer; Jeff Green, Director;
Light News Feature - Series Don Thompson, Engineer in charge; Steve Shlisky,
Will it Work Wednesdays, KCRA Coordinating Producer; Julie Haener, Ben Fong-
Chyresse Lowther, Producer; Lynsey Paulo, Torres, Hosts; Don McCuaig, Photographer
Reporter; Larry Blitstein, Photographer
Cultural Affairs Segment
Serious News Feature - Series Gone Not Forgotten, KFTY
Surviving the Unthinkable, KSEE Chris Bollini, Producer
Monte Francis, Reporter; Kevin Mahan,
Cultural Affairs Program
Moscone and Milk: Assassination at City Hall,
Specialized Reports KRON
Beating the Odds / Students Rising Above, KRON Jim Swanson, Executive Producer; Ken Swartz,
Noel Cisneros, Reporter; Catherine Heenan, Producer; Belva Davis, Narrator; Stephen Whyte,
Wendy Tokuda, Reporters Editor
Documentary Informational Short Form
Lost Childhood: Forest of Clouds, KRON
Growing Up in an Alcoholic Family, KRON Henry Tenenbaum, Producer/Writer/Photographer;
Emerald Yeh, Producer / Reporter; Craig Franklin, Art Takeshita, Co-producer / Editor
Photographer; Jim Joy, Editor
Informational Program
Investigative Reporting Breast Cancer: Strength & Courage, KVIE
Underground Car Business, KGMB Sue Pearson-Atkinson, Producer; Lori Lane,
Jacqueline McLean, Investigative Reporter Producer; Joyce Mitchell, Segment Producer
Sports Segment Education / Instructional Program
Master and Commander, KXTV / Maloof Bay Area Backroads:
Sports & Entertainment Big Sur by Land and Sea, KRON
Craig Amazeen, Producer/Writer Eunice Louie, Producer; Dave Vandergriff, Editor
Sports Program Children / Youth Segment
“Bringing It Together” 2003 SF Giants Special, Every 15 Minutes, KTLN
Fox Sports Net Mike Bruining, Producer / Editor; Debra Fraser,
Ted Griggs, Executive Producer; Seth Magalaner, Host
Producer; Dave Benzer, Photographer; Kevin Eck,
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Children / Youth Program Commercial Announcment
Kids, Cash & Common Sense, KVIE Sportsbar, KICU / KGO /
Craig Miller, Dan Mogulof, Producers; Richard Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Enos, Director of Photography; Mark Johnson, Jamie Barrett, Creative Director; Steve Yee, Art
Editor Director; Dan Rollman, Copywriter; Stefan Copiz,
Art Director; Ian Kalman, Copywriter
Entertainment Segment
Evening Magazine: Artificial Cow Inseminator, Promotion News / Program
KPIX A Town Exposed, KPIX
James Reid, Producer; Branson Tarr, Samantha Swartz, Writer / Producer
Photographer; Rory Keenan, Editor Promotion Sports
Entertainment Program Cal Bears Basketball, KRON
Bay Area Backroads: Great Race, KRON Emily Bails, Associate Producer
Jim Swanson, Executive Producer; Dan Herz, Promotion Image
Senior Producer; Christine Dooley, Producer; Tabloid Spot, KBHK
Jack Uhalde, Director of Photography Trish Herrera, Writer / Producer / Editor
Brian Cardello, Dean Kendrick, Photographers; Coverage You Can Count On, KTVN
David Vandergriff, Editor David Ratto, Producer / Director; Bryan Sintay,
Current Affairs Segment Producer / Writer; Bryan Evans, Photographer /
California Connected: M.I.N.D., PBS Stations / Lighting Director
KCET Camera News
Angela Shelley, Segment Producer Bishoff Composite, KNTV
Current Affairs Program Barton Bishoff, Photojournalist
Beating the Odds / Students Rising Above, KRON Camera Program
Wendy Tokuda, Producer/Talent; Catherine Joaquin Composite, KICU
Heenan, Noel Cisneros, Reporters; Javier Valencia, Alforde Joaquin, Videographer
Writer; Alex Jonsson, Jim Joy, Editors
Graphic Design
Interactivity Coverage You Can Count On, KTVN /
Spark Web Site, KQED/BAVC ImageSync Broadcast Design
Marie K. Lee, Interactive Producer David Ratto, Designer
Community Program Direction
Return to the Valley, KTEH Kids, Cash and Common Sense, KVIE
Christina Lim, Producer; Scott Graceheff, Director; Chris Cochran, Director
Chris Million, Director of Photography; Steve Kern,
Senior Editor Editing News
Bollini Composite, KFTY
Public Service Announcement Chris Bollini, Editor
Reading Is Cool, Fox Sports Net Bishoff Composite, KNTV
Tom Pellack, Producer; Jennifer Franklin, Associate Barton Bishoff, Editor
Producer; Aaron Buckles, Animation
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Editing Program
Van Wazer Composite, KNTV /
Digital Turbulence, Inc.
Wendy Van Wazer, Editor
Set Design and/or Lighting
WB20 Backlot, KBWB
Amanda Hanig, Robert Twigg, Set Designers
On Camera News - Anchors
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 Photos by Robert Mohr © 2004
On Camera News - Field
Freedman Composite, KGO
Wayne Freedman, Reporter
On Camera - Sports
San Francisco Giants Baseball Announcers,
Fox Sports Net
Duane Kuiper, Play-by-Play Announcer;
Mike Krukow, Color Analyst; Glen Kuiper, Reporter
On Camera - Program
Kids, Cash & Common Sense, KVIE
Jack Gallagher, Host
Writing News
Jacqueline McLean, Writer
Sugerman Composite, KPIX
Mike Sugerman, Writer
Writing Program
Susan’s Story: A Message of Hope, KCRA
James Stimson, Edie Lambert, Karen Tann, Writers
Death of a Shaman, KVIE / Great Blue Productions
Paul Zahnley, Senior Engineer
Bay to Breakers, KRON
Ken Lombardi, Don Sharp, Technical Coordinators
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San Francisco, June 14th Sacramento, June 19th
Comedy. Action/Adventure.
1 hour, 35 minutes 2 hour, 42 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for MPAA Rating: R for
language including graphic violence and
sexual references, and some sexuality/nudity.
brief drug use. Starring: Brad Pitt,
Starring: Eric Bana, Orlando
Michael Pressman, Bloom, Peter O’Toole
Lisa Chess, & Diane Kruger.
Alan Rosenberg. Directed By:
Written, Produced & Wolfgang Petersen.
Directed by: Written by: David
Michael Pressman. Benioff & Homer.
A romantic comedy Produced by:
about Michael Wolfgang Petersen,
Pressman, a Colin Wilson &
successful television Bruce Berman.
director/producer and In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris (Bloom) of Troy stole the
Lisa Chess, a talented struggling actress, who are beautiful Greek woman, Helen (Kruger), away from
married and decide to mount a production in Los her husband, Menelaus, the king of Sparta, setting
Angeles of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de the two nations at war with each other, as the Greeks
Lune,” in equity-waiver, with the hopes of bringing began a bloody siege of Troy using their entire
some life and joy back into their marriage. They bring armada, led by Achilles (Pitt), that lasted over a
in Alan Rosenberg to play Johnny and Lisa plays decade.
Frankie and Michael directs. What starts off as a For More Information Go To The Official Movie Site:
simple idea to revitalize the marriage turns into an
utter nightmare. Alan becomes insanely difficult and Meet vice president George Franco in the lobby of
the marriage becomes even more strained as the the Regal Theatres at Natomas Marketplace, 3561
rehearsal process becomes tense and explosive. It Truxel Road, Sacramento (Off I80). First showing,
reaches a point where after a devastatingly disas-
trous preview, Michael shuts the play down and loses
his whole investment, and possibly his marriage. His
only choice is to take over the role of Johnny himself
and fire Alan Rosenberg. Now the stakes are truly
high as to whether or not this couple can pull it off.
Athletes, politicians and entertainers will all be part
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of a series of speakers at an East Bay performing
Go To The Official Movie Site:
arts center.
The Newsmakers Speakers Series starts in Sep-
This is a special PRIVATE screening at the tember at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the
Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 The Arts in Walnut Creek.
Embarcadero, San Francisco. Refreshments & “Tonight” show host Jay Leno will kick off the
Networking 7 p.m., movie 7:30 p.m. Seating limited inaugural season on Sept. 15. Other confirmed
to first 146 to arrive. speakers are former vice presidential nominee
Geraldine Ferraro, CNN Crossfire panelist Tucker
Carlson, former baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr.,
The CINEMA CLUB is a FREE first run monthly syndicated columnist Jane Bryant Quinn, Frank
screening for NATAS, DGA and AWRT members Abagnale from “Catch Me If You Can” fame and
who may bring a guest. former presidential nominee Bob Dole.
More information: call (925) 943-SHOW or on
the web:
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Behind the scenes at Emmy 2004

Photos by Robert Mohr © 2004
complete photo album at

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 NORTHERN C ALIF
David Ratto, ImageSync, VP, Reno 4317 Camden Avenue
Pamela Young, KITV, VP, Hawaii Sharon Navratil, KTVU San Mateo, CA 94403
Michele Ball, KBWB, Secretary John Odell, CCSF (650) 341-7786
James Spalding, Spalding & Co., Nancy Osborne, KFSN F: (650) 372-0279
Treasurer (Finance) Pat Patten, KRON/Young
James Lautz, Tudor Communications Heather Searles, ITVS
Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media (Activities) Damian Trujillo, KNTV
Javier Valencia, KRON (Awards)
GOVERNORS: Kira Vilanova, KDTV (Publicity)
Dan Adams, KXTV Stuart Yamane, Yamane Creative Svc.
Dan Ashley, KGO Richard Zanardi, Notre Dame
Brian Avery, KTLN
John Catchings, Catchings & Assoc. COMMITTEE CHAIRS
(Museum) Darryl Cohen, Cohen & Cooper (Legal)
Ginnelle Elliott, KPIX Linda Giannecchini, KQED (Museum)
Albert Garcia, KUVS
Alison Gibson, Media Cool (Education) EXECTIVE DIRECTOR
Stewart Heller, York Productions Darryl R Compton, NATAS
Adam Housley, Fox News
Ronald Louie, KTVU Off Camera
Terry Lowry, LaCosse Productions Damian Trujillo, Editor
Deanne Moenster, KTVU Darryl Compton, Publisher
John Murray, JM Communications Robert Mohr, Photographer
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