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Moline’s WQPT Nominated For Regional Emmys

Two of WQPT’s locally written and produced programs have been nominated for a Mid-American Regional Emmy Award, one of the most prestigious awards in television.

The Categories for which WQPT was nominated include:

  • DOCUMENTARY – HISTORICAL: Snapshots: Your Dutch Friend
    • ­ The story of how two young sisters, Juanita and Betty Wagner of Danville, Iowa became pen pals with Anne Frank and her sister Margo, just as Amsterdam was occupied by Nazi Germany on May 10, 1940. The letters that united these four young girls are now owned and displayed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Danville, Iowa Station Museum is the only remote location where the Wiesenthal Center allows copies of the letters to be displayed.
      • ­ Written and Produced by Lora Adams-Kopriva
      • Video, Editing and Writing by Chris Ryder.
  • Moline's WQPT Nominated For Regional Emmys

    The entrance to WQPT’s offices at WIU’s Building C, 3300 River Drive, Moline.

  • ENTERTAINMENT – SHORT FORM CONTENT: Snapshots: Norma Jean, the Elephant
    • The story of twin elephants who each became famous through extraordinary circumstances, one suffering a tragic death by lightning while scheduled to perform in Oquawka, Illinois.
      • Written and Produced by Lora Adams-Kopriva
      • Video, Editing and Writing by Chris Ryder.
“I’m thrilled to see our hard-working and talented team recognized by this nomination,” said Dawn Schmitt, WQPT’s General Manager. “Congratulations to them for this well-deserved recognition of their exemplary service in sharing stories of our region with WQPT’s viewing audience.”
As a public media service of Western Illinois University, WQPT PBS actively serves a diverse audience throughout the West Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa region. To view these nominated programs online, visit WQPT.org/snapshots
Moline's WQPT Nominated For Regional Emmys

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