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CUNY TV Receives Record 11 Nominations for 2017 New York Emmy® Awards

CUNY TV is honored to receive 11 nominations – a record for the station – for 2017 New York Emmy Awards in categories featuring the station’s signature series Arts in the City, Asian American Life, Black America, Nueva York, Study With the Best and Theater Talk (the latter a co-production with Theater Talk Productions).

The 60th Annual New York Emmy Awards will be presented at a Black Tie Gala on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at The Marriott Marquis ~ Times Square.

Announcement of the 60th Annual New York Emmy nominations was hosted by Denise Rover, President, 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 23.

Below are complete shows and segments from CUNY TV’s nominations.

Entertainment: Program/Special

Arts in the City: December 2015

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson hosts this episode from the New-York Historical Society, with reports on the NYHS’s exhibition of comic book superheroes in NYC; must-see Broadway shows during the holiday season; Chinese-born artist Zhang Hongtu; Kelly Carlin’s memoir about her father, comedian George Carlin; artist Ryan Smyth, who designs masks for hockey goalies; and the growing trend of coloring books for adults.

Historical/Cultural: Program Feature/Segment

Asian American Life – Latin Asians

According to the latest census survey, nearly half a million Asian Latinos now live in the United States – mostly residing in New York, Texas, and California. This report traces the immigration history of this ethnic population, and their contributions to American arts and culture.

Asian American Life – The Ties that Bind: Filipinos in New York

Thousands of immigrants passed through the registry room at Ellis Island, but little is known about the Filipinos who arrived in the early 1900s. Many came as U.S.-sponsored students and attended colleges like Columbia University and New York University. Host Ernabel Demillo traces their path to America.


Black America – Little Brown Girls with Misty Copeland

Black America’s production team visits American Ballet Theatre to interview Misty Copeland about little brown girls in America, body image, how perseverance led her to make history as ABT's first black female Principal Dancer, and the creation of her own Barbie doll.

Craft Specialty: Graphic Arts: Animation (Adam Finger)

Black America - Show Opening

Black America a weekly talk show hosted by Carol Jenkins, offers a series of in-depth conversations exploring what it means to be black in America today. The opening sequence, a blend of 3D animation and motion graphics, serves to capture the tone of the show by presenting a multi-angle view of the ups and downs, and rhythms and tensions, of the black experience.

Magazine Program

Nueva York – Best of Season 11

Nueva York, CUNY TV’s Spanish-language magazine, celebrates the diversity and richness of Latino cultures in New York City. Stories include singer Irka Mateo and her Afro-Latin and Taíno roots; singer Vicentico of the Argentinean group Los Fabulosos Cadillacs; journalist and human rights activist Lydia Cacho; and Peruvian singer Susana Baca. Plus – Reports on Latino solidarity with the LGBTQ community, and the Salesians, a religious group who support migrants through educational and social projects.

Religion: Program Feature/Segment

Nueva York – Salesians

Nueva Yorktravels to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to cover the work of the Salesians, a religious group who, through educational and social projects, support Central American and Mexican migrants who face challenges in their attempts to cross the border.

Craft Specialty: Musical Composition/Arrangement (Tyrik Washington)

Nueva York

“I Am,” an Afro-Cuban, pop-rock musical arrangement helps to tell stories of a Cuban-American retiree, a Venezuelan-American female athlete, and a Mexican-American construction worker – underscoring the lives of ordinary people that make New York City an extraordinary place.

Education/Schools: Program/Special

Study With the Best – Water and CUNY

An exploration of New York City’s greatest natural resource – water – and the work that a variety of City University of New York people are contributing to its study, exploration, and management.

Education/Schools: Program Feature/Segment

Study With the Best – CUNY Study Abroad in Korea Media Production and Cultural Studies

Students from The City University of New York traveled to South Korea for a media production study abroad program. Over the course of the three-week trip, they learned, made their own documentary, and explored the diversity of South Korea – seeing a live K-Pop show, meeting Korean friends, and eating some live octopus!


Theater Talk – Talk to Remember

Theater Talk viewers’ favorite interviews of the season – "The Color Purple” actresses Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo with their director John Doyle; actor Jeff Daniels of “Blackbird”; drama critics Ben Brantley, Peter Marks and Elisabeth Vincentelli discussing director Ivo van Hove’s revivals of Arthur Miller's “The Crucible” and “A View from the Bridge”; director van Hove sharing strategies for reimagining Miller’s classics; and actor George Takei remembering a WWII internment camp for Japanese-Americans, inspiring the musical “Allegiance.” Co-hosts are Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins. (Co-produced with Theater Talk Productions.)

CUNY TV 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 Executive Director is Robert Isaacson. Executives in Charge of Production are Gail R. Yancosek and Susan Iger.