For Immediate Release
WXXI’S BIZ KID$ RECEIVES THREE EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Rochester, New York (May 10, 2012) – Public television’s financial literacy series Biz Kid$, co-produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting and Biz Kid$, LLP, has been nominated for three Daytime Emmy® Awards. The series was nominated in the following categories: Outstanding Children’s Series, Outstanding Achievement in a Single Camera Editing, and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 23, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Biz Kid$ is the fun, fast-paced public television series that teaches viewers how to use credit wisely and shows the importance of saving, budgeting, investing, and giving back to the community. In every episode, young business owners inspire viewers to turn their passions into profit. Educational segments based on national financial literacy standards and spoofs of popular movies make the series a hit with teachers, parents, and kids.
The series premiered in January 2008, and has aired on more than 350 PBS affiliate stations around the U.S. In Rochester, it airs Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11). In addition to Emmy Award recognition, in 2010, Biz Kid$ won a Silver Telly Award for Outstanding Children's Financial Literacy Education Television and Education Materials; the Environmental Media Award and a Parent’s Choice Award for 2011. Biz Kid$ features a website, www.bizkids.com, with free activities and lesson plans for educators and parents.
WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.
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