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Posted on: April 25, 2012

Rainier Country earns EMMY nomination

Wednesday Apr 25 2012 11:21 AM

A Pierce County TV (PCTV) video production has been nominated for a Northwest Regional EMMY by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The news magazine show Rainier Country was nominated for its 2011-12 winter edition, which features an inside look at the Pierce County Medical Examiner's office. Also in the video are University Place's Playground by the Sound, Sumner's downtown alley, Fife's new library and a look at Puyallup history. The category is the Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special.

Rainier Country is produced and hosted by Rick VanCise, with videography by David Kellman and Gregg McClellan, and editing by Kellman.

The EMMY nominations were announced April 20 in Seattle. The winners will be announced June 2.

This is the third time PCTV has been nominated for an EMMY. The first was in 2010 for the weekly news program Pierce County News, and Kellman was nominated last year for editing a story about ghost stories in the old Puget Sound Hospital.

Rainier Country is a news magazine that focuses on people, places and events around Pierce County. It airs on PCTV on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

PCTV can be seen on channel 22 on the Comcast and Click! Cable TV systems, and channel 78 on Rainier Connect. PCTV programming is also available online at

Bill Oltman, PCTV general manager(253)

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