OWINGS MILLS, MD – The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) presented Maryland Public Television (MPT) with eight Emmys during its 62ndEmmy® Awards ceremony on Saturday, August 8.

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of NATAS comprises television industry professionals dedicated to fostering and recognizing outstanding achievements in television production in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Its annual Emmy Awards competition acknowledges achievement in areas including entertainment programs, news and documentary shows, and sports programming.

Over the course of its more than 50-year history, MPT has more than 170 regional Emmys out of 400 nominations, the Board of Governors Award (the regional NATAS chapter’s highest honor), and four national Emmy Awards.

This year, MPT earned 17 Emmy Award nominations in 10 categories and received awards in the following categories:

category 12C: Chesapeake Heritage – Program/Special
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal: Gateway to the World

John Paulson, Producer

Michael English, Executive Producer

Maryland Crabs: Tradition & Taste

Heidi Hanson, Producer

Chris Warner, Director

Michael English, Executive Producer

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category 13C: Arts/Entertainment – Program/Special
Made Possible by Viewers Like You: 50 Years of Maryland Public Television

Linda Taggart, Executive in Charge of Production

Eric Neumann, Executive Producer

Jonathan Slade, Producer

Patrick Shea, Producer

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category 29A: Magazine Program – Feature/Segment
Outdoors Maryland: Water From the Air

Michael Sobola, Producer

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category 38: Audio Sound Design & Audio Mix Composite
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal: Gateway to the World

Jillian Kuchman, Mixer/Editor

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category 40A: Editor – Program (Non-News)

Made Possible by Viewers Like You: 50 Years of Maryland Public Television

Patrick Shea, Editor

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category 46: Program Host/Moderator

Maryland Farm & Harvest
Joanne Clendining, Host

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category 50A: Photographer – Program (Non-News)
Maryland Farm & Harvest – Live Births segment – episode 609

Nick Caloyianis, Photographer

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (NCCB) of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a non-profit, professional organization serving the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC television community. NATAS-NCCB is dedicated to advancement in the art and science of television. The Academy’s goals are to foster creative leadership in the television industry, and to encourage artistic, educational, and cultural excellence and technical progress.