Upper Midwest Emmy® Award Recognitions for IPTV

Posted: October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter recently awarded Iowa Public Television staff with two Regional Emmy® Awards for FarmHer the Documentary in the Documentary – Cultural category and Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency in the Documentary – Historical category.

Individuals recognized for their work on FarmHer the Documentary include:

  • Laurel Bower Burgmaier, Producer & Writer
  • Debra Herbold, Executive Producer
  • Julie Knutson, Editor
  • Rick Fuller, Videographer
  • Charity Nebbe, Narrator
  • Bonne Finken, Original Music
  • Jim Leasure, Audio Mix
  • Bo Dodge, Motion Graphics
  • Phong Duong, Graphic Design
  • Tiffany Hill, Production Assistant

FarmHer the Documentary explores the important role women play in agriculture by following photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz, who specializes in capturing images of female farmers working in various sectors of the agriculture industry. FarmHer the Documentary spotlights some of the farmers Guyler-Alaniz has photographed and shares their stories of running farm operations and living on the land. Guyler-Alaniz also shares her journey of becoming a photographer and what she hopes to do with her FarmHer body of work. For more information about FarmHer the Documentary, visit Iptv.org/FarmHer.

Individuals recognized for their work on Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency include:

  • Andrew Batt, Executive Producer
  • Travis Graven, Producer
  • Patrick Boberg, Producer
  • Darrin Clouse, Videographer
  • Rick Fuller, Videographer
  • Steve Carns, Videographer
  • David Feingold, Editor
  • Chad Aubrey, Editor
  • Brent Willett, Graphics
  • Joe Bustad, Graphics
  • Jim Leasure, Audio
  • Tiffany Hill, Production Assistant 

Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency showcases a political rite of passage more than four decades in the making. This yearlong project shows how Iowa became the political epicenter and launching pad for the world’s most powerful position, the president of the United States. The documentary includes interviews with political leaders from across the country on their memories of campaigning in Iowa and significant materials gathered from the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, a special collection of the Wartburg College Archives. This is the first time this footage has been digitized and used for historical documentary purposes. For more information about Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency or to watch the full-length program, visit Iptv.org/Campaign-2016.

IPTV received eight other nominations for the 2015 Regional Emmy® Awards:

  • Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Jenůfa: Arts/Entertainment – Program
  • IPTV Kids Clubhouse: Parent Preview: Children (12 & Under)
  • Timeless Tractors: The Collectors: Documentary – Historical
  • Iowa Outdoors: 506: Magazine
  • Iowa Outdoors: Equine Assisted Therapy: Public/Current/Community Affairs – Single Story
  • Iowa Ingredient: Setting the Table: Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program
  • Love Stories: A Performance by Ballet Quad Cities: Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports)
  • Iowa Ingredient: Potatoes: Lifestyle – Program/Special/Series
  • IPTV Show Opens Composite: Graphic Arts – Graphics
  • BJ Schaben: Talent—Play-by-Play/Analyst