Public Media Connect Wins Four Emmy Awards

Public Media Connect Wins Four Emmy Awards

Public Media Connect, the regional public media partnership of CET in Cincinnati and ThinkTV in Dayton, won four 2019 Regional Emmy Awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Winners were announced August 10, 2019 during the Emmy Gala at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Kentucky.

Here’s a little about each of the winning films:

20 Seconds of Courage: Fighting the Opioid Addiction in Rural Ohio

Two Awards: Documentary – Cultural/Topical and Photographer – Program

Production Team: Richard Wonderling, Jason Wilson and Joe Crane

In 2016, Ohio farmer Roger Winemiller lost two of his three children to heroin overdoses. His one surviving child, a twenty-year user, was in recovery. Faced with overwhelmed and underfunded rural support services, Roger and others in his town began reaching out to addicts and their families. Watch the documentary online:

The Art Show: BLINK

Award: Magazine Feature/Segment

Producer: Colin Scianamblo

BLINK transformed downtown Cincinnati with light displays and interactive exhibits in 2017 and will return in 2019. Portraits by photographer Tariq Tarey introduce Columbus residents to their new Bhutanese-Nepali neighbors. Rochester, New York artist Andrea Durfee finds inspiration in ancient mythology. Travel to Detroit to meet world champion ice sculptor Tajana Raukar. Watch this film online at

Our Ohio: Tiger Mushroom Farms

Award: Business/Consumer

Producer: Brynn DeLange

Te’Lario Watkins II founded Tiger Mushroom Farms when he was just seven years old. Based near Cleveland, Griffin Cider Works specializes in high quality, English-style hard ciders. Carillon Brewery serves, “History by the pint”, by using traditional techniques from the late 1800s. watch this film online at

Stream all of the winning and nominated films online at or