MPT wins 11 regional Emmys Fox Channel 45 wins eight

June 16, 1997|By David Zurawik

WBFF (Channel 45) was the most honored of Baltimore's five network television stations at the 39th annual Capital Region Emmy Awards dinner in Washington Saturday. The Fox affiliate won eight regional Emmys, with chief photographer Scott Livingston sharing in six of them.

Overall honors among area broadcasters, however, go to Maryland Public Television, which ended the evening with 11 Emmys.

Once again, the Fox affiliate dominated in the cinematography/videography category. In addition to Livingston, Steve Weinstein and Scott Hedeen were also honored for composites of their spot news photography.

In reporting, WBFF's Kathleen Cairns won two awards for spot news. Sharon Wylie earned an Emmy for her work on the children's special "How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Everyday Kids Do Extraordinary Things."

WMAR (Channel 2) was runner-up among Baltimore commercial stations with six Emmys, including one for Mary Beth Marsden as Best Anchor.

Other winners at WMAR included: Keith Cate for a "Face to Face" public affairs show on teen smoking, Scott Broom and George Stover for their work on "Project Environment," Mark Vernarelli and Pete O'Neal for spot news, Cathy Moore and Marc Silverstein for Contact 2, and Cynthia Fraser for a segment she produced on "Rodricks for Breakfast."

MPT's Emmys were shared by six programs, led by three citations for "The Morgan Choir: A Silver Celebration." Cited were producers Everett L. Marshburn and Adele Rush, director John Alan Spoler and audio man Gordon Masters.

Other awards went to "A VidKid Fable: 'The Day the World Stayed in Bed' " (producer Jonathan F. Slade) and Bob Heck for composite acting, performing and announcing; "Inside Maryland," producer Steve Kremer, for public affairs location program, and Taylor Baxter, segment producer for "Art of Olmec"; "Baltimore Chamber Orchestra: 'Colors of the World'," Gordon Masters, Richard Severe and Elizabeth Branch for remote audio.

Also "Maryland Connections" for location special, "Reflections on Rights," Adele Rush, producer and sports segment, "Breaking the Barrier," Elliott A. Wiley, producer; and "State Circle," composite videography, Timothy M. Pugh.

In addition to Baltimore, the Capital region includes Washington, Richmond and Norfolk. The awards were for work done during 1996.

Pub Date: 6/16/97

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