Blue Ridge PBS Wins Emmy Award for Barter Theatre Documentary

Emmy Award(Roanoke, Va.)—Blue Ridge PBS has received a 2014 Emmy® Award from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year, Blue Ridge PBS was recognized in the Documentary - Cultural category with “Barter Theatre: Trading Ham for Hamlet.”

Carol Jennings with Emmy Award on Emmy NightBlue Ridge PBS’ Award-winning production team produced a one-hour feature about the legendary Barter Theatre, in Abingdon, VA. Barter Theatre opened its doors and its archives to Blue Ridge PBS, resulting in a creative trail that traced its history from 1933. In addition to interviews with staff and well-known Barter Theatre alumni, the program went behind the scenes to discover the artistic and magical process of a Barter Theatre production. The program was produced and edited by Carol Jennings, and William Anderson was the program’s Executive Producer and videographer.

The 57th annual Emmy Awards for the NCCB Chapter were presented June 27th at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. Entries were chosen in 102 categories resulting from 827 entries. The chapter is comprised of commercial and public television stations in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The station received 2 Emmy® Awards in 2011 for the production of “Bob Ross: The Happy Painter” in the Documentary-Cultural category; “The Music of Coal” from the station’s “On the Crooked Road” series in the Chesapeake Heritage-Feature category

Previously, Blue Ridge PBS was also honored with the 2010 and 2009 regional Emmys for Community Service for “JobQuest.”


About Blue Ridge PBS
Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge PBS is the sole public multimedia enterprise serving the Roanoke and New River Valleys. Blue Ridge PBS offers outstanding informational, educational and cultural programming, along with an award-winning local production team devoted to regional issues and interests.


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