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With your continued support, Kansas City PBS produces award-winning content that enriches, informs and entertains. From civic issues and the arts to the history of the places we call home, we aim to bring the stories of our communities to life.

2020

Mid-America EMMY® Awards

Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special - Room Tone
Morgan Cooper, Cody Boston

Documentary - Historical - Land of Opportunity
Nicholas Wiggins, Cole Blaise, Cody Boston, Samuel Jones, Nathaniel Bozarth, Christopher Cook

Informational/Instructional/Program Special - Higher Octaves
Brad Austin

Program Promo - Single Spot or Campaign (Non-News) - For Those Still Curious
Cole Blaise, JP Haley, Emily Harris

Kansas City PBS Wins Four Regional EMMY® Awards

Kansas City PBS Wins Four Regional EMMY® Awards by Kansas City PBS is thrilled to announce it is the recipient of four 2020 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Regional Chapter EMMY® Awards. The annual ceremony was held virtually on Saturday, Nov. 21.

2019

Mid-America EMMY® Awards

Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special: Me, Dorothy ... and This Road to Oz

Public/Current/Community Affairs - Feature/Segment: Public Works?: Evicted

Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports) Live or Edited: Celebration at the Station in partnership with the Kansas City Symphony

NETA Awards

Content/Cultural Documentary - Me, Dorothy...and this Road to OZ

Excellence in Marketing/Communication

Edward R Murrow Awards

Large Market, Multimedia category for Public Works: A Level Foundation, a six-month long project looking at affordable housing, evictions, and gentrification in Kansas City.

Edward R Murrow Award - collaboration with KSHB 41 Action News, in the Large Market, News Documentary category for 68: The Kansas City Race Riots, Then and Now

Social Media Club of Kansas City AMPS Awards

Gold AMPS for Integrated with an Offline, Nonprofit via Internal Team: Me, Dorothy and this Road to Oz
Gold AMPS for Event/Real‐time Campaign, Nonprofit via Internal Team: Mister Rogers Kindness Crawl
Silver AMPS for Integrated with an Offline, Nonprofit via Internal Agency: 1968 Kansas City Race Riots: Then & Now
Silver AMPS for Multi‐Channel Campaign, Nonprofit via Internal Agency: Turning The Tables: KC Edition

2018

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Arts/Entertainment- Program Feature Segment - Show Me: Arts - Willmott, John McGrath, Cole Blaise, Cody Boston, Brad Austin

Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special - In Situ, Brad Austin, Cole Blaise

Human Interest - Program/Special - Sandlot, Jonathan Bender, John McGrath

Community Service - LZ Kansas City: Stories and Impact of the Vietnam War, Lindsey Foat, Angee Simmons, Mark Stamm, Kevin Lambi, Kliff Kuehl

NETA Awards

Community Engagement - KC Stories Of The Vietnam War
Promotion - Mister Rogers Kindness Crawl
Our Divided City - Michael Pric
Deployment Playlist- Angee Simmons, Lindsey Foat

Missouri Broadcasters Association

Large Market Radio, First Place: Best Local Website KTBG/FM The Bridge, 90.9 FM
Class 1 Television, First Place: Documentary/ Public Affairs/ Special Program: KCPT-TV Kansas City LZ Kansas City: Stories and Impact of the Vietnam War

Class 1 Television, Honorable Mention: Best Local Website KCPT-TV: Kansas City Flatland, KCPT's Digital Magazine
Television, Honorable Mention: KCPT-TV Kansas City KC Kids: Stoney Point North Elementary's KC Healthy Kids

Edward R. Murrow Award, Region 5

Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Large Market, TV Website in Region 5: Flatland

Philly Award

GOLD- Information Brochure: Three-brand Pocket Brochure - Amanda Krenos

2017

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Informational/Instructional/Program Special (entire series) - Public Works? The Cost of Our Aging Infrastructure

Public/Current/Community Affairs — Program Special - Public Works? The Cost of Our Aging Infrastructure'Water Rates and Rivers.'

Informational/Instructional — Feature - Ferment Nation

2016

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Program Promo -Single Spot or Campaign (Non-News) - Re:Dream Promo Shane Seley, Keith Johnson, Jeff VanBockern, Carla McCabe, Christopher Cook, Nathaniel Bozarth

Health/Science - Program Feature Segment - Zebrafish Dave Simmons, Randy Mason

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Program Promo -Single Spot or Campaign (Non-News) - Re:Dream Promo Shane Seley, Keith Johnson, Jeff VanBockern, Carla McCabe, Christopher Cook, Nathaniel Bozarth

Health/Science - Program Feature Segment - Zebrafish Dave Simmons, Randy Mason

2015

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Interview/Discussion - Program Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III, Zora Neale Hurston, Kevin Lambi, Crosby Kemper III, Henry Fortunato - Co-Production of KCPT and The Kansas City Public Library

Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports) Live or Edited: Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash 2014; Kevin Lambi, Matthew Long, Dave Burkhardt, Amanda Krenos, Co-Production of KCPT and The Kauffman Foundation

Edward R. Murrow Award, Region 5

Best Website - Flatland

2014

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Informational/Instructional – Program Special: Enrollment Day: A KCPT Health Care Event, KCPT Nick Haines – Producer, Mark Stamm – Director

Interview/Discussion – Program: Meet the Past: Tom Bass, KCPT Angee Simmons – Producer/Editor, Mark Stamm – Producer/Editor, Crosby Kemper III – Host, Henry Fortunato – Executive Producer

Lifestyle Program – Feature/Segment: Ferment Nation: Wine is Weird, KCPT Kevin Lambi – Editor/Director, Dave Burkhardt – Videographer, Matt McClelland– Sets & Costumes, Doug Frost – Producer/Host

The Pitch Best of KC

Best Radio Station To Discover New Music: The Bridge 90.9

Best Information/Program Special (Mid America): Nick Haines

2013

Mid-America Emmy® Nominations

Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature Segment: Topper Johntz – Driven to Collect, Randy Mason, Don Mayberger

Historic/Cultural – Program Feature Segment: Lights on at the Folly, Randy Mason

Politics/Government – News Story/Program: The Triple Play, Sam Zeff, Eric J. Smith

Interview/Discussion – Program: Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III:Thomas Jefferson, Pamela James, Henry Fortunato, Crosby Kemper III.

2012

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Special Event Coverage: KCPT - Bank of America Celebration at the Station, Angee Simmons, Randy Mason, Mark Stamm

Community/Public Service (PSA): KCPT - Little Green Steps, Angee Simmons, Jim Button

The Pitch Best of KC

Best Media Personality in Kansas City: Nick Haines

Johnson County, KS Sheriff's Office

Excellence in Community Service Award Recognition - Inmate/Mental Health Reporting: Nick Haines

2011

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Celebration at the Station
Little Green Steps
Public/Current Affairs Special (Mid America) The Local Show: Mental Health: Nick Haines

NETA Awards

Education Video Campaign: Science Teachers at Work

Missouri Broadcasters Association

Broadcasting Excellence, First Place, Commercial Announcement: Drink Smart
Broadcasting Excellence, First Place, Special Programs: Imagine KC

2010

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Public/Current/Community Affairs, Feature: Foreclosed, Evicted, Homeless

Best TV News Feature (Mid America): Foreclosed, Evicted, Homeless Nick Haines

Philly Award

First Place Public Service Campaign: Difference Makers – Operation Breakthrough

My Source

Education Innovations Award

2009

NETA Awards

Outreach, Local Campaign/Large Market: Generation XL

Missouri Broadcasters Association

Broadcasting Excellence, 1st Place, Special Programs: Foreclosed, Evicted, Homeless

Broadcasting Excellence, 1st Place, Children’s Programming: Generation XL: Kids Speak Out

Crime Stoppers

International Media Award, Best Television Special Report: Kansas City’s Most Wanted

Mid America Regional Council

Leadership Award

2008

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Special Program: Assembly Required

NETA

Outreach: Local Campaign: Generation XL
Promotions: Single Video: Eat Small

Missouri Broadcasters Association

Broadcasting Excellence, First Place, Special Programming: Bad Blood

Broadcasting Excellence, 1st Place, Documentary/Public Affairs: Eat Small

Johnson County Community College

Headline Award for Excellence in Journalism: Nick Haines

Missouri Association for Social Welfare, KC Chapter

Excellence in Media Coverage of Social Welfare Issues

Missouri Public Health Association

Media Award: Eat Small

2007

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Audio Sweetening: Bad Blood

Musical Composition/Arrangement: Bad Blood

Community/ Public Service (PSAs): Eat Small

Kansas City Association of Black Journalists

Outstanding Enterprise Coverage of African Americans: Nick Haines

NETA

Program Production: History: Bad Blood

2006

Pitch Best of Kansas City

Best TV Host in Kansas City: Nick Haines

2005

NETA

Program Production: Information for The New Americans: Kansas City

Promotions: Website for Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations

Kansas City Magazine

50 People You Ought To Know In Kansas City: Nick Haines

2004

Emmy® Award

Be Good, Smile Pretty

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Performing Arts: Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations

2003

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Special Documentary: KC to Kanorado: An Uncommon View from I-70

LA Film Festival

Best Documentary: Be Good, Smile Pretty

Aspen Film Festival

Best Documentary: Be Good, Smile Pretty

Kansas City Business Journal

Best Places to Work in Kansas City

2002

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Performing Arts: Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations

Kansas City Association of Black Journalists

Conversations with Cynthia Smith

NETA

Documentary Series: Uniquely Kansas City: A History of the Arts in Kansas City

2001

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Writing Other than News: Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations
Performing Arts: Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations
Pre-Production Director: Uniquely Kansas City: A History of the Arts in Kansas City
Special Documentary: Tapping Kansas City

NETA Awards

Best Documentary: Water and Fire: A Story of the Ozarks with C.W. Gusewelle
Best in Show: Water and Fire: A Story of the Ozarks with C.W. Gusewelle

Historic Kansas City Foundation

Preservation Award

PBS

Print Award: Kansas City Star TV Section Cover featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog

Kansas City Press Club

First Place Public Affairs: Community discussion following airing of On Our Own Terms with Bill Moyers
First Place Documentary: Water and Fire: A Story of the Ozarks with C.W. Gusewelle

2000

Mid-America Emmy® Awards

Performing Arts: Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations
Audio Composition: Water and Fire: A Story of the Ozarks with C.W. Gusewelle
Audio Mix: Water and Fire: A Story of the Ozarks with C.W. Gusewelle

APTS

Teacher Training 21st Century Award: MoKan Kids Network and KC REACHE

PBS Communications

Award for radio collaboration

Sesame Street Preschool Education Award

Dee Rusconi

National Friends of Public Broadcasting

Volunteer Coordinator of the Year: Linda Hill