For Immediate Release
BIZ KID$ WINS A NATIONAL EMMY
(Rochester, New York) June 24, 2013 – WXXI’s national financial literacy series Biz Kid$ has received a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement In Single Camera Editing.” The series was also nominated this year for “Outstanding Achievement In Sound Editing - Live Action” and “Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing - Live Action.”
Biz Kid$ is a half-hour TV magazine aimed at increasing financial literacy among tweens and young teens. Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. To keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered by young actors, sketch comedies, animation, and stories featuring real-life young entrepreneurs. The show is complemented by a resource rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities, and a monthly electronic newsletter. The program 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.
Biz Kid$, co-produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting and Biz Kid$, LLP, is distributed nationally by American Public Television. Major funding for Biz Kid$ is provided by National Credit Union Foundation, Coalition of America’s Credit Unions, and LoveMyCreditUnion.org. For more information about the series, go to www.bizkids.com .
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 a.m. - 6 p.m. during the 2012 calendar year. Biz Kid$ has now won two national Emmy Awards and been nominated 13 times.
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. The formal affiliation between WXXI and the Little Theatre, established in December 2011, enables the two organizations to work more efficiently by pooling resources and strengths in a number of areas including back-office operation and improved fundraising capabilities. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.