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CUNY TV Receives 6 Nominations for 2014 New York Emmy® Awards


CUNY TV is honored to receive 6 nominations for 2014 New York Emmy Awards in categories featuring the station’s signature series Nueva York, Science & U! and Study With the Best; the new series Asian American Life and Irish Writers in America; and a craft nomination for composer Tyrik Washington.

The 57th Annual New York Emmy Awards will be presented at a Black Tie Gala on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at The Marriott Marquis - Times Square.
 To date, CUNY TV has been awarded a total of 11 New York Emmy Awards.

Announcement of the 57th annual New York Emmy nominations was hosted by Jacqueline Gonzalez, Executive Director, New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NY NATAS), at CUNY TV’s Himan Brown studios on the morning of February 4.

Presenting the nominees were N.J. Burkett, Correspondent, WABC-TV and President of NY NATAS; Marvin Scott, Senior Correspondent, PIX 11, and Anchor, PIX 11 News Close-up, WPIX-TV; Elizabeth Hashagen, Anchor, News 12 Long Island; and Virginia Huie, Reporter, News 12 Long Island.


CUNY TV’s nominations are for the following programs and people in these categories:

Asian American Life: Premier Episode
Category: Public/Current/Community Affairs Series

Asian American Life: Premier Episode

Asian American Life is a new monthly news magazine (June 2013) addressing topical issues affecting the Asian American communities nationwide, and profiling Asian American leaders. The premiere features an overview of the composition of the tri-state area's Asian American populations, and a roundtable discussion with several prominent members of the community; a profile of Manhattan’s Chinatown, the oldest Asian immigrant enclave in the country, and a visit to the Museum of Chinese in America; and segments with photographer Corky Lee and physicist Michio Kaku.

Irish Writers in America: Breslin on Breslin
Category: Interview/Discussion

Irish Writers in America: Breslin on Breslin

"Breslin on Breslin" previews the series Irish Writers in America (June 2013; series premiered November 2013) with an all-new interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer Jimmy Breslin, who asks a variety of questions of himself. Topics covered include the life of a newspaperman, the funeral of President John F. Kennedy, the “Son of Sam” murders, the Pulitzer, and an answer to the question, “What’s the best thing you ever did?”

Science & U!: Science and Superheroes
Category: Health/Science: Program/Special

Science & U!: Science and Superheroes

This episode (March 2013) of CUNY TV’s monthly Science & U! news magazine explores the intergalactic union of science and superheroes: Wonder Woman and real-life wonder women in science; a Battlestar Galactica consultant who says that the best superheroes are governed by the laws of real science; the man behind the comic book series X-Men; a real-life marathon man with superhuman abilities; and an interview with a famous Dr. Who.

Study With the Best: The Best of Season 12
Category: Education: Program/Special

Study With the Best: The Best of Season 12

Study With the Best is CUNY TV’s magazine program about CUNY, focusing on the best and brightest professors, alumni, students and programs. This episode (August 2013) assembles the series’ most compelling stories of the year, and includes segments about sled hockey, the first woman of color to start a Daughters of the American Revolution chapter, a subway harpist, and more.

Nueva York: Best of Season 8
Category: Magazine Program

Nueva York: Best of Season 8

Nueva York is CUNY TV’s Emmy-winning Spanish-language magazine that celebrates the diversity and richness of Latino cultures in New York City. The nominated episode (August 2013) includes the stories of the band La Santa Cecilia; Spanish intellectual Fernando Savater at Instituto Cervantes; Lorena Borjas, founder of an organization that supports New York’s transgender community; “The Lombard Twins,” renowned Argentinean dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers; Dominican scientist Maribel Vazquez; the 100 Hispanic Women Foundation; and other stories.

Tyrik Washington: “Pamela Gonzales”
Category: Craft Specialty, Musical Composition/Arrangement

Tyrik Washington: “Pamela Gonzales” from Nueva York

Electro-Pop with a Peruvian twist arrangement helps tell the story (May 2013) of Pamela Gonzales, a 20-year-old fashion designer from Peru making her mark in the fashion industry.


CUNY is broadcast in the New York metropolitan area on digital Ch. 25.3, and cablecast in the five boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Spectrum and Cablevision/Optimum Brooklyn), Ch. 77 (RCN Cable) and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS). The station reaches 7.3 million households in the metro area, and its original programming is archived for a global audience at www.cuny.tv. Executive Director is Robert Isaacson. Executive in Charge of Production is Gail Yancosek.