Chet Tomczyk - President & CEO

Chet Tomczyk,

President & CEO

 

chet.tomczyk@wtvp.org

 

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Notes from the President & CEO — September 2011

 

Memories can be brought top of mind by the oddest things. The power bills that arrive this month remind us of the air conditioning we used during a long, hot summer; the bags under our eyes remind us of the sleep we missed during the long, muggy nights; and the bulge around the middle reminds us of the ice cream we consumed as a way to beat the heat and humidity.

But there are also positive reminders of a terrific year on Public Television, notably 43 nominations for this year’s Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This is the largest number of Primetime Emmy nominations our system has ever received, and more than twice the combined total of A&E (2), Bravo (5), Discovery (5) and History (7). MASTERPIECE programs led the way for public broadcasting with a combined 25 nominations, recognition of their fantastic work this season.

The PBS programs with multiple nominations include MASTERPIECE CLASSIC’s “Downton Abbey” (11), “Upstairs Downstairs” (6), and “Any Human Heart” (4); MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Sherlock: A Study In Pink” (4); AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Freedom Riders” (3); and AMERICAN MASTERS “LennoNYC” (2). The 63rd annual Emmys will air September 18.

And to answer the question on the minds of MASTERPIECE viewers: Yes, there will be new episodes of “Downton Abbey”.

Also new this year from WTVP is a free Internet-based service for teachers, students, and homeschoolers. PBS Learning Media delivers unprecedented access to a robust digital library aligned to Common Core State Standards and available to all preK-16 classrooms. Teachers and students have immediate access for their lessons and homework to more than 14,000 research-based instructional resources including videos, interactives, images, audio files, mobile apps, lesson plans, and worksheets. Further information is available now at www.wtvp.org.

Finally, if you missed the initial broadcast on WTVP’s nostalgic look at Peoria High School, we will rebroadcast the program beginning at 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 24.

This is WTVP’s 40th anniversary year, and we hope to make it a stellar one for programming and service. Thank you for your continuing support over the years. The best is yet to come.

 

 

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