Pierce County TV, which manages government access programming for the county and six of its cities and towns, has earned two EMMY nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Winners will be announced on June 15, 2013.
"Pierce County News" is nominated for Public, Current and Community Affairs. The entry, a compilation of the weekly news program's best stories of 2012, features the new zip line at Northwest Trek, roller derby, and local work by the Italian Glass Master.
Another PCTV original, a news magazine called "Rainier Country," is nominated in the same category. This episode features stories about a glass art program that helps troubled teen girls, the Puyallup Police Department's K-9 team, and Sumner's successful coffee roaster.
PCTV can be found on channel 22 on the Comcast and Click! networks, and channel 20 on Rainier Connect. A live stream and archived programs and meetings are available on-demand at www.piercecountytv.org.
The channel serves Pierce County and the cities of DuPont, Fife, Orting, Puyallup, Sumner and University Place, as well as such partners as the Port of Tacoma and Sound Transit.
Pierce County News, Best of 2012