Oregon Public Broadcasting received two Regional Emmy Awards at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 44th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards held Saturday, June 2 in Seattle.

“OREGON EXPERIENCE: Sam Hill” won in the category of Historic/Cultural-Program/Special. Mike Midlo produced the program and Bruce Barrow was the editor. Sam Hill is one of Oregon’s most important legendary figures. This documentary explores the life of a man who was the champion of grand roadways — including the Columbia Gorge Highway — and monuments to peace, progress and culture.

“OREGON EXPERIENCE: Abigail Scott Duniway” won in the Documentary-Cultural/Historical category. Eric Cain was the producer and Lisa Suinn Kallem was the editor. This documentary profiles Abigail Scott Duniway, a controversial newspaper editor, writer and suffragist, who rose from quite ordinary beginnings to become a nationally famed champion of women’s rights.

OREGON EXPERIENCE is an exciting new history series on OPB TV that brings to life fascinating stories that help us understand who we are and that reinforce our shared identity as Oregonians. The series, co-produced by the Oregon Historical Society and Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), takes advantage of the extensive film, video and stills from the archives of OHS and OPB, and draws upon the expertise of local and national researchers and historians. Each half-hour show features captivating characters — both familiar and forgotten — who have played key roles in building our state into the unique place we call home.   

The Northwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences serves television professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana.

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.