Oregon Public Broadcasting received two Regional Emmy Awards at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 45th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards held Saturday, June 7 in Seattle.

OREGON EXPERIENCE: “The Beach Bill” won in the category of Historic/Cultural-Program/Special. Nadine Jelsing produced and wrote the program and Bruce Barrow was the editor. The program documents the story of Oregon Governor Tom McCall and his vision and passion to preserve the beaches of Oregon for generations to come.

OREGON FIELD GUIDE won in the Informational/Instructional - Program/Special category. Steve Amen is the executive producer. In its 19th season, OREGON FIELD GUIDE remains a valuable source of information about outdoor recreation, ecological issues, natural resources and travel destinations.

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About OPB

OPB is the state’s most far-reaching and accessible media resource, providing free access to programming for children and adults designed to give voice to community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world. Every week, over 1.5 million people tune in to or log on to OPB’s Television, Radio and Internet delivered services. As the hub of operations for the state’s Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB serves as the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and homes throughout Oregon. Oregon Public Broadcasting is a statewide network that includes OPB Television, an affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and OPB Radio, presenting local news coverage and the programs of National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI) and American Public Media (APM). The OPB Web site is opb.org.