BOSTON – The first three months of 2010 have seen the programs and figures distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT) honored with some of the world’s most prestigious industry honors.
Renowned chef Eric Ripert, host of the new APT Exchange series AVEC ERIC, was named Chef of the Year by the Culinary Institute of America as part of the 2010 Augie Awards. The awards will be presented at a gala event in New York City on March 18.
Four artists from new APT programs were honored at the 2010 Grammy Awards on Jan. 31 in Los Angeles. Winners India.Arie (Best Urban / Alternative Performance) and Bela Fleck (Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Contemporary World Music Album) will appear on upcoming episodes of MUSIC VOYAGER. Jeff Beck, star of JEFF BECK LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTTS, won Best Rock Instrumental Performance for his version of the Beatles A Day in the Life from the program’s soundtrack, and Leonard Cohen of LEONARD COHEN LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970 was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The legendary Cohen was also announced as one of the inductees into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame class of 2010. Cohen will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a June 17 ceremony in New York City, alongside other legends including Earth, Wind and Fire and David Foster.
With content from global producers, the recognition is not limited to North America. The APT Syndication series STEPHEN FRY IN AMERICA was awarded Best Star Travel Documentary, along with a Special Recognition Award for its host Stephen Fry, at Britain’s 15th annual National TV awards Jan. 20. The series follows the noted British actor and comedian as he embarks on a country-wide journey of discovery across America. Another Syndication travel show, BILLY CONNOLLY: JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, was also nominated in the same category.
The APT Exchange documentary AS WE FORGIVE was given an Honorary Award by the Cinema for Peace international charity gala, part of the Berlin International Film Festival, on Feb. 15. The film’s director, Laura Waters Hinson, and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda were both recognized by the Gala for the film, which follows two Rwandan women on a journey to make peace with the neighbors who slaughtered their families during the 1994 genocide.
For U.S. broadcast dates and times for any of these programs, check local public television listings.
About American Public Television
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2009, APT distributed 56 of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including Spain…on the road Again, Rick Steves’ Europe, Worldfocus, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America’s Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated, Lidia’s Italy, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary and Thyme, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Lizas at the Palace . and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create the TV channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.
Contact: Mike Nadeau
There are no comments yet. Why not be the first to speak your mind.