Post 50 Teens Receive Emmy Nod

Post 50 Teens Receive Emmy Nod

Some Durham teenagers have already received their first Emmy nomination. Students in Explorer Post 50, sponsored by FOX 50 and the Durham Bulls, were one of only three student groups nominated for the Student Production Emmy by the Midsouth region.

Students ran their productions of the Durham Bulls home games.

The Explorer Post 50 teens produced 32 home games during the 2000-2001 Durham Bulls season to air live on FOX 50’s alternate digital channel. The students ran the live simulcasts themselves, with the support of Durham Bulls Director of Media Operations and Post 50 Director Aaron Bare and FOX 50 Engineering Manager Jimmy Gamble.

“I am very happy for our crew and extremely proud of the job they’re doing,” said Bare. “Being nominated is a wonderful honor and very rewarding for the students who worked so hard.”

WRAL-TV & FOX 50 On Emmy Nomination List

CBC television stations WRAL-TV and WRAZ-TV received a host of Emmy nominations. A total of 208 nominations were culled from the record-setting 700 entries, representing 70 television stations and production companies in the Midsouth region. The awards will be presented on Saturday, February 2, 2002, at a ceremony at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.

  • NEWSCAST Earnhardt Death – Michelle Fauver, Scott Pickey, WRAL
  • NEWSCAST/WEEKEND ACC Tournament, Stacy Jackson WRAL
  • FEATURE STORY/HARD NEWS (2 nominations) Breast Cancer Husbands, David Crabtree, Joe Frieda WRAL & Grocery Store Gimmicks, Monica Laliberte, Robert Meikle, WRAL
  • NEWS SERIES/NON-HARD Living the Legacy, Scott Mason, Jay Jennings, WRAL
  • NEWS SPECIAL EVENT StormTrack 2000: What You Need To Know, Randall Kerr, James A. Ford, Jr., David Crabtree, Greg Fishel, Monica Laliberte, WRAL
  • SPORTS PROGRAM/LIVE Final 4 Preview, Tom Suiter, David Crabtree, Randall Kerr, Tom Crichton, Tony Gupton, Brian Pittman, Mike Mory, Bradley Simmons, WRAL
  • WEATHERCAST Strawberry Scare, Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL
  • DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL Organ Donation: The Gift of Life, Phyllis Parish, Shelly Leslie, Bob Sadler, WRAL
  • INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING Flood Cars, Where Are They Now?, Monica Laliberte, Robert Meikle, Lori Lair, WRAL
  • PUBLIC AFFAIRS 30 Minutes – Billy Graham, Bill Leslie, Jay Jennings, WRAL
  • PROMO/NEWS (2 nominations) Breast Cancer: The Husband’s Perspective, Christian McIlwain, WRAL & Make Yourself Watch, Shelly Leslie, WRAL
  • PROMO/NON-NEWS (2 nominations) How Are You Doing?, Shelly Leslie, WRAL & What Are You Doing?, Christian McIlwain, WRAL
  • PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN Oh, What a Morning Team, Shelly Leslie, Christian McIlwain, Anita Jones Normanly, WRAL
  • DIRECTOR/ NON-NEWS – What Have You Heard?, Dan Oliver, WRAL
  • DIRECTOR/PSA -PROMO Okay Let’s Do It Again, Leslie Coble, Jr., WRAZ
  • ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT World’s First All HD Newscast, Craig Turner, Tom Beauchamp, Fred Kelly, Mike Mory, Tony Gupton, Adam Woodlief, WRAL
  • REPORTING – SPECIALTY Laliberte Consumer Composite, Monica Laliberte, WRAL
  • SET DESIGN WRAL TV-5 News, Chien-Ho Lin, Devlin Design Group, Raleigh
  • TECHNICAL DIRECTOR StormTrack 2000: What You Need To Know, James A. Ford, Jr., WRAL
  • WRITER/NEWS Scott Mason, WRAL
  • WRITER/NON-NEWS – What Have You Heard?, Dan Oliver, WRAL

Congratulations to both stations
& Explorer Post 50!

Rob Jentsch, a member of Explorer Post 50 for the first time this year expressed his thoughts to the Post’s leaders, “I have never seen anything like it. Many group members had incredible work ethics and were very interested in learning the trade; with Aaron [Bare]’s leadership we had great potential. I really appreciated the support of all of the very knowledgeable members. Thank you for providing students with such an educational, fun, interesting, positive, informative, and very beneficial opportunity to learn about broadcasting a game.”

Explorer Post 50 was founded in 1999 after Capitol Broadcasting CEO Jim Goodmon decided to use the Durham Bulls and Fox 50 to expand the opportunities in Exploring to the Durham community. The students of Explorer 50 have been producing a closed-circuit broadcast for Bulls’ home games since 1999. This season, the Bulls and Fox 50 expanded the program to broadcast 32 home games on WRAZ-DT, Fox 50’s digital channel.


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