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April 29, 2003

Wildlife Journal TV Series Earns Seven New England Emmy Nominations

CONCORD, N.H. -- Wildlife Journal, the television series produced in partnership by N.H. Fish and Game and New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV), has picked up seven Emmy nominations from the Boston/New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Program/subject nominations were received for the "Moose Roundup" episode of the show; the individual show segments "White Tails in Winter," "Karner Blues" and "In Search of Bats"; and the program's "Wild Places" segment. Technical nominations were received for outstanding program elements, achievements in sound and achievements in program videography.

Emmy winners will be announced on Sunday, May 4, at the 26th Boston/New England Emmy Award Ceremony in Boston. The competition includes commercial and public TV entrants from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and part of New York State.

"Wildlife Journal offers viewers a unique opportunity to explore the connections between people and wildlife," said Jon Charpentier, co-executive producer of the series, "From the front lines of wildlife management and research to opportunities available in outdoor recreation and conservation education." The show is educational at heart, Charpentier added, "But it's also -- as evidenced by the Emmy nominations -- exciting, compelling and watchable."

"We're so pleased at the positive response to Wildlife Journal, and at the opportunity it gives us to discover New Hampshire's wild side and present conservation information to our viewers," said Marc Diessner, the series' co-executive producer. "The Emmy nominations are a nice validation that we're doing it in an effective way."

Wildlife Journal, which premiered in October of last year, has become one of NHPTV's most-watched programs, with some 37,000 households tuning in weekly. It is also carried by Maine Public Television. One fan wrote, "I really love this show! It excites me about getting out there and exploring New Hampshire... There are so many great places to go right in my own backyard!"

Wildlife Journal's second season will begin airing this summer; watch your local listings. Click here for story descriptions and scheduling information for upcoming shows.

Beyond its award-winning local and national television programs, NHPTV provides instructional services for 220,000 students from kindergarten through high school; offers Ready To Learn programs for children, preschool to age 12; and provides professional development programs and advanced technology training for parents, educators and child-care providers in New Hampshire and neighboring states. For more information about NHPTV programs that entertain, educate and enrich, visit www.nhptv.org.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish and wildlife and their habitats. The department conserves, manages and protects these resources, as well as providing the public with opportunities to use and appreciate them.

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