WQED regional Emmy wins include documentaries, community service |

WQED regional Emmy wins include documentaries, community service

Mary Pickels
WQED’s ‘Hitting Home: The Women & Opioids Project,’ is one of the public television station’s recent 11 regional Emmy Award recipients.

Pittsburgh’s WQED is taking home 11 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, including the award for Community Service for The Women & Opioids Project, following the Oct. 13 awards ceremony in Philadelphia.

“WQED is extremely honored to receive these Emmy Awards, especially the award for Community Service,” Deborah Acklin, president and CEO, says in a news release.

“The awards are truly testaments to the hard work of everyone at WQED who strives to produce programming that makes an impact on our community,” Acklin adds.

The Emmy Awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Mid-Atlantic Chapter) annually to recognize “outstanding achievements in television and allied media,” according to its call for entries.

WQED programs and features receiving Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards this year are:

“Lost & Found: The Elizabeth Black Murals,” arts/entertainment – news single story;

“The Sweater Sessions: Frzy,” arts/entertainment – program feature/segment;

“Forgotten/Found,” entertainment – program/special;

“Service & Sacrifice,” historic/cultural – program feature/segment;

“Vietnam: Another View,” historic/cultural – program/special;

“Ink & Image: Tattoos That Heal,” human interest – program/special;

iQ Smartparent,” interview/discussion – series;

“A Family Tradition,” lifestyle – program feature/segment;

“Meat Pittsburgh,” lifestyle – program/special;

“Hitting Home: The Women & Opioids Project,” community service;

Craft Achievement: photographer/program, Andy Kelemen and Zak Boyle.


Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.