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PBS scores big at Emmys

PBS was the big winner at the The 35th Annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards out on Friday evening at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
June 16, 2008

PBS was the big winner at the The 35th Annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards out on Friday evening at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

The US public broadcaster took home 10 awards, while Discovery Channel took home three and Kids’ WB!, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr . each took home a pair of Emmys.

A special shout out goes to Kabillion, Taffy Entertainment’s fledging online and VOD portal, which was awarded its first Emmy in the new category of New Approaches.

Other winners include:

Children’s Animated Program: Curious George (PBS)

Special Class Animated Program: The Backyardigans (Nick Jr.)

Performer/Children’s Series: Bindi the Jungle Girl (Discovery Kids), Bindi Irwin (as herself)

Sound Editing, Live Action and Animation: The Batman (Kids’ WB!). Performer/Animated Program: Disney’s The Emperor’s New School (Disney Channel), Eartha Kitt, as Yzma

Pre-School Children’s Series: Sesame Street (PBS)

Children’s Series: a tie

Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye (Discovery)

Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild (Syndicated)

Writing in Animation: – a tie

Peep and the Big Wide World (Discovery Kids)

WordGirl (PBS)

Writing in a Children’s Series: Between the Lions (PBS)

New Approaches: I Got A Rocket (Kabillion)

Directing/ Children’s Series: Design Squad (PBS)

Directing/Animated Program: Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (PBS)

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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