"Cook Like a Chef" Show Wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy

October 5, 2009

WPSU, Penn State's public broadcasting station, announced September 28 that it has earned two 2009 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for shows "Making the Blue Band" and "Cook Like a Chef." These regional awards recognize local productions for excellence in television programming.

Former WPSU producer/director Joshua Dasal earned an Emmy for "Cook Like a Chef," in the Education/Schools Program Feature or Segment category. “Cook Like a Chef” chronicles the participants and leaders of a children’s camp held every summer at Penn State. The camp’s intent is to teach 11- to 13-year-olds lifelong lessons on nutrition and fitness by instructing them how to cook for themselves and how to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Read more about Cook Like a Chef.

The Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, now in their twenty-seventh year, recognize excellence in programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Winners were announced at a ceremony on September 26 at the Philadelphia Loews Hotel.

Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB) serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services, and community outreach. This public media service produces, acquires, and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic, and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.wpsu.org.

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