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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.

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2011 calendar year. 

Biz Kid$ won an Emmy Award in 2009, and has received nine Emmy Award nominations.

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