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September 18, 2004
More Emmys for OnQ!
WQED Multimedia's flagship program, OnQ Magazine, received Emmy Awards from the National Television Academy in two categories at a ceremony in Philadelphia on September 18.

OnQ was voted Outstanding Magazine Format Broadcast in the Mid-Atlantic Region for an episode featuring stories on the Dixmont mental institution and Pittsburgh glass sculptor Steve Eisenhauer.

Emmys went to:
Jocelyn Hough, Executive Producer
David Solomon, Supervising Producer
Alicia Schisler, Producer
Michael Bartley, Managing Editor

OnQ also won the Emmy for Outstanding Programming Feature/Entertainment. "Row On For Brendan" told the story of "Irish Night," a concert in memory of Brendan Foley, a Central Catholic High School student who died in 1996.

Emmys went to:
David Solomon, Producer
Michael Bartley, Reporter
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor
Dave Forstate, Photographer

Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards comprise entries from Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Delaware; Ohio; and West Virginia. For a complete list of 2004 winners visit the National Television Academy, Mid-Atlantic region website.

AUGUST 18, 2004
WQED receives 14 Emmy Nominations
11 of those nominations were for OnQ stories, OnQ specials and OnQ staff members - as listed in the categories below.

Outstanding Magazine Format Broadcast
"OnQ Magazine" - WQED Multimedia
Jocelyn Hough, Executive Producer
David Solomon, Supervising Producer
Alicia Schisler, Producer
Michael Bartley, Managing Editor
Outstanding Program Feature/Informational
"OnQ: A Pilot's Story" - WQED Multimedia
David Solomon, Producer
Andy Masich, Producer/Reporter
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor
"OnQ: Breakdown of a Mental Hospital"
WQED Multimedia
David Solomon, Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor
Andy Masich, Reporter
Outstanding Program Feature/Entertainment
"OnQ: Row On For Brendan" - WQED Multimedia
David Solomon, Producer
Michael Bartley, Reporter
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor
Dave Forstate, Photographer
Outstanding Talk Program/One-Time Only Special
"OnQ: Steeltown Entertainment Summit" - WQED Multimedia
Alicia Schisler, Producer
Frank Caloiero, Editor
Rebecca Born, Director
Jocelyn Hough, Executive Producer
Public Affairs Program/One-Time Only Special
"Depression: The Help Connection" - WQED Multimedia
Michael Bartley, Producer/Reporter
David Solomon, Supervising Producer
Alicia Schisler, Producer
Nathalie Berry, Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor
Outstanding Public Affairs Series
OnQ: Lessons for Life" - WQED Multimedia
Karen Farmer White, VP of Education
David Solomon, Supervising Producer
Michael Bartley, Producer/Reporter
Tonia Caruso, Producer/Reporter
Pierina Morelli, Producer/Photographer/Editor
Outstanding Community Outreach
"OnQ: Lessons for Life" - WQED Multimedia
Karen Farmer White, VP of Education
David Solomon, Supervising Producer
Michael Bartley, Producer/Reporter
Tonia Caruso, Producer/Reporter
Marlene Gary Hogan, Outreach Program Director
Outstanding Music Composition
"OnQ: Can I Walk You Home" - WQED Multimedia
Carol Lee Espy, Composer
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Writer/Programming
David Solomon, WQED-Multimedia
Pierina Morelli, WQED-Multimedia
Outstanding Documentary Program
"Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor" - WQED Multimedia
Joe Kennedy, Producer
Margy Whitmer, Producer
Kevin Conrad, Editor
Rick Sebak, Producer/Writer
Jocelyn Hough, Executive Producer
Outstanding Performing Arts Program
"Live From Studio A: A Holiday Jam" - WQED Multimedia
Jocelyn Hough, Producer
Dave Rhodes, Director
Frank Caloiero, Editor
Scott Anderson, Music Director
Pete Hewlett, Host
Outstanding Cultural Program
"The House: A Black Horizons Special" - WQED Multimedia
Chris Moore, Co-Producer
Minette Seate, Co-Producer
David Cohen, Editor

For a complete list of 2004 Emmy nominees in the Mid-Atlantic region visit the National Television Academy, Mid-Atlantic region website . Winners will be announced Sept. 18, 2004 in Philadelphia.

MAY 27, 2004
OnQ received the Juvenile Justice Award from the Allegheny County Bar Association for its 13-part series "Lessons For Life."
This collaborative effort between the OnQ and WQED Education Resource Center staffs, showcased local people and organizations that keep young people out of trouble.

MAY 17, 2004
OnQ's "Dixmont: Breakdown of a Mental Hospital" was named Best Television Feature in the state by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
The PAB award went to producer David Solomon, videographer Paul Ruggieri and reporter Andy Masich.

MAY 10, 2004
OnQ picked up the Best Television Feature honor at the 40th Annual Golden Quill Awards.
Producer David Solomon, videographer Paul Ruggieri and reporter Andy Masich won for "A Pilot's Story," reflections of a World War II veteran who survived a Japanese POW camp.

The Golden Quills are sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Press Club to recognize outstanding journalism.

MAY 6, 2004
The Association for Women in Communications/ Pittsburgh Alliance honored two OnQ stories at its 41st Annual Matrix Awards.

First Place Feature:
OnQ/Dixmont: Breakdown of a Mental Hospital, Producer: David Solomon, Photographer/Editor: Paul Ruggieri, Reporter: Andy Masich
Second Place Feature:
OnQ/World War II Pilots, Producer: David Solomon, Photographer/Editor: Paul Ruggieri, Reporter: Andy Masich

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