For the fourth consecutive year, KBTC, a service of Bates Technical College, has won an Emmy Award for an episode in the documentary series Full Focus.
Representatives from KBTC accepted their statuette at the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards ceremony on Saturday, June 11 in Snoqualmie.
Winning in the category of Interview/Discussion-Program/Special, “Portraits of Fallen Heroes” is a half-hour documentary that features Michael Reagan, a professional artist for more than 40 years. Known for his vivid etchings of politicians, celebrities and athletes, Reagan draws exclusively service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, he has sketched more than 2,400 portraits free of charge for the families of fallen soldiers.
“We are thrilled to, once again, have been recognized for the work we do telling the stories of Western Washington,” said KBTC Executive Director and General Manager David Hinman. “This accomplishment shows KBTC’s dedication to serving our communities.”
Considered the industry’s most prestigious and highest honor, the Emmy Award recognizes excellence in television programming. KBTC has won eight Emmy Awards and has garnered 23 Emmy nominations since 2007. You can watch the entire Full Focus episode of “Portraits of Fallen Heroes” here.
As a PBS affiliate, KBTC serves more than 3 million viewers from Southwestern Washington to Southern British Columbia. Bates Technical College has owned and operated KBTC since 1992. In 1980, KBTC launched its satellite station KCKA in Centralia serving the Southern region of the state. KBTC was originally licensed in 1961 to Tacoma Public Schools, broadcasting under the call letters KTPS-TV. For more information, visit www.kbtc.org, or call 253.680.7700.
About Bates Technical College
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in 53 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to www.bates.ctc.edu, or call 253.680.7000.