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American Public Television Shows Earn Eight Daytime Emmy® Nominations

LIDIA'S ITALY IN AMERICA, BIZ KID$, JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE and others recognized for industry's top honors

BOSTON (MAY 1, 2013) – American Public Television (APT), a leading distributor of programs for public television, congratulated suppliers of several of its best known and most popular programs which received eight Daytime Emmy® nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

APT programs accounted for eight of the 45 (nearly 18 percent) public television nominees for the 2013 Daytime Emmys®. Without APT programming, public television would have ranked fourth along with Nickelodeon and behind ABC.

BIZ KID$, the Parents' Choice Award-winning series that teaches kids financial responsibility and entrepreneurship, received multiple nominations in the categories of "Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action" and "Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing."

The acclaimed Emmy®-winning travel show JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE — hosted by veteran travel, food and wine journalist and travel broadcaster Joseph Rosendo — earned two nominations for "Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program," and "Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic)." Additionally, the APT program OVER HAWAII received a nomination for "Outstanding Travel Program."

Famed Italian chef Lidia Bastianich, host of APT's LIDIA'S ITALY IN AMERICA, earned a nomination for "Outstanding Culinary Host" alongside such formidable competition as Giada de Laurentiis and Ina Garten, while culinary favorite SARA'S WEEKNIGHT MEALS was nominated for "Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program."

GET THE MATH, an innovative documentary that helps students develop algebraic thinking skills, was nominated for "Outstanding New Approaches – Original Daytime Program or Series." GET THE MATH 2.0 will be available will be available in the fall.

These television programs are distributed by Boston-based American Public Television (APT) and are broadcast nationally on public television stations. JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE, LIDIA'S ITALY IN AMERICA and SARA'S WEEKNIGHT MEALS also appear on APT-distributed Create® TV – the channel dedicated exclusively to the best of public television’s how-to shows in cooking, travel, gardening, and more.

The Daytime Emmy® ceremonies will be held on June 16, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

For more than 50 years, APT has been the lead distributor of lifestyle content for public television, consistently delivering scores of these series annually – more than any other public television organization. The genre, which started in 1961 with APT’s distribution of THE FRENCH CHEF starring Julia Child, now includes more than 150 lifestyle series, encompassing cooking, gardening, travel and more. For information and photos on any of these programs, please contact Jacquinn_Williams@APTonline.org or 617-338-4455, ext 150.

About APT
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations since 1961. APT also has distributed about half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles for nearly 10 years. Among its 300 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Rick Steves’ Europe, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Moyers & Company, NHK Newsline, Lidia’s Italy in America, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, BBC World News and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home join numerous documentaries and performance programs popular with public television viewers. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Now in its 8th year, Create® TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — is distributed by APT. APT also distributes WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.

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