Published: June 9, 2010

MSU crews recognized with Michigan Emmy Awards

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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The MSUToday Show team, which produces Michigan State feature content for the Big Ten Network, was recognized with three out of five Michigan Emmy Awards given to MSU during the Emmy Awards Gala in Detroit June 5.

Emmys were awarded to MSUToday in the following categories:

“It's pretty great that we won for each of the kinds of programs we produce – a segment, the magazine show and a documentary,” said executive producer Jim Peck. “This says a lot about our team and Michigan State. Without MSU we wouldn’t have such wonderful stories to tell.”

The team received seven Emmy nominations from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences for producing content in the categories feature news report/light feature, education/schools, environment, human interest, sports feature, documentary cultural and magazine program.

To view the award-winning shows and learn more about the MSUToday Show, go to

Also, Journalism graduate Mollie Rehner, and media arts and technology graduate Anthony Siciliano, both spring 2010 graduates from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, received top honors at the gala. They were recognized with an Emmy for their work on “A Piece of Crepe,” episode 34 in MSU’s Sideshow program. Sideshow is one of five original productions of the MSU Telecasters student group. It airs online, and also on RHA TV and LCC TV.

Episode 34 was nominated in the student production/nonnews program category. To watch the winning episode, go to

In addition, MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources communications department and WTVS (Detroit Public TV) received an Emmy for their work on “Restoring wetlands,” nominated in the environment category. 

The video is a CANR and MSU Extension project for Chuck Nelson, associate professor in the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resources Studies. It was produced by Scott Allman of ANR Communications. Partners on the project were Ducks Unlimited and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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Michigan Emmy statues. Photo by Derrick Turner

Michigan Emmy statues. Photo by Derrick Turner

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