Oregon Public Broadcasting’s OREGON FIELD GUIDE and OREGON EXPERIENCE picked up Northwest Regional Emmys at this past weekend’s annual ceremony.
In the Health/Science category, OREGON FIELD GUIDE won for its segment on “Elk at Mount St. Helens” — Vince Patton, producer, and Michael Bendixen, videographer/editor. The segment explored the return of elk to the Mount St. Helens area and how scientists are measuring their health and restoration of grazing land.
In the Public/Current/Community Affairs category, “Treeverse” was a winner. The FIELD GUIDE segment, produced by Jule Gilfillan, took part in an unprecedented “treeverse” through the canopy of Oregon white oaks near Canby.
Nadine Jelsing, executive producer of OREGON EXPERIENCE, received a Director-Post Production Emmy for “Linus Pauling” which documented the life and scientific achievements of the Oregonian who was the recipient of two Nobel Prizes.
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