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2021 Made in Montana Highlights

11th and Grant

Jim Salestrom

57:36
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Rating: TV-G
Ghost Forests

Ghost Forests

25:41
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Expires: 2021-11-03
Rating: TV-PG
A Montana Music, Home Video Special

Live From Home III

56:45
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Rating: TV-G
Backroads of Montana

(No. 148) Eureka to Big Sandy

27:56
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The Rundown: Capitol Report

2021 Session Apr. 26th - 30th

29:41
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Backroads of Montana

(No. 149) Fort Peck to Ovando

27:47
Published:
Rating: TV-G
 A Montana Music, Home Video Special

Live From Home IV

56:47
Published:
Rating: TV-G
Montana Ag Live

5610: Labor Crunch In Montana AG

56:46
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Montana Ag Live

5605: Tech Development At MSU

56:46
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Rating: TV-G

A Year in Review for Education

Supporting the Meaningful Use of Media at Home and School

With a blend of online and in person events, the education team at Montana PBS engaged with communities all across the state in 2021. Our team grew from two to five this year and offered programs for early childhood educators and families in community spaces such as libraries and schools. They also provided media literacy, digital learning training and created teaching resources for K–12 teachers.

PBS KIDS and Learn at Home Highlights

  • New Programs 
    • Alma's Way
    • Donkey Hodie
  • Learn at Home Broadcast Curriculum
    • Knowing that our broadcast signal is widely available across the state, we collaborated with the State Office of Public Instruction to develop a schedule of broadcast programming designed to help meet the instructional needs of teachers parents and students. Learn More. 

Welcome to Our Newest Team Members!

Marielle Wosepka

Production Services Live Producer

Sean Capdeville

MPAN Assistant Production Manager

2021 Awards and Accolades

EB Craney Awards

The Montana Broadcasters Association, EB Craney Awards, are presented in June each year and recognize excellence in Montana produced programming.

Non-commercial Program of the Year

  • 1st Place Keeping the Barn; John Twiggs, producer; Ray Ekness and Aaron Pruitt, executive producers
  • 2nd Place Charlie Russell’s Old West; Gus Chambers, producer/director; Paul Zalis, co-producer/writer; William Marcus and Aaron Pruitt, executive producers

 

Television Writer – News & Long Form Programming 

  • 1st Place Paul Zalis, Charlie Russell’s Old West

Emmy® Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northwest Chapter, 58th Annual Regional Emmy® awards

Eighteen nominations

  • Health/Medical, Short Form Content | The Nightly Howl; Breanna McCabe, producer 
  • Politics/Government, Long Form Content | The Race for the U.S. Senate; Anna Rau, producer, editor, photographer | The Race for the U.S. House; Breanna McCabe, producer 
  • Historical/Cultural, Long Form Content | The Rundown with Jackie Coffin: Fighting Her Wars; Jackie Coffin, producer
  • Documentary, Cultural/Historical | Charlie Russell’s Old West; Gus Chambers, producer/director; Paul Zalis, co-producer/writer; Maria Anderson, associate producer; William Marcus and Aaron Pruitt, executive producers
  • Documentary, Topical | The Last Artifact; Jaime Jacobsen, producer; Ed Watkins, producer; Aaron Pruitt, executive producer
  • Entertainment | 11th & Grant with Eric Funk feat. Betty Jane; Scott Sterling, Paul “Gomez” Routhier and Jeremiah Slovarp, producers; Eric Funk, host/artistic director; Aaron Pruitt, executive producer
  • Program Promotion, Single Spot | The Last Artifact | 60 Second Program Promotion; Kyle Sorenson, Editor
  • Director | Scott Sterling; 11th & Grant with Eric Funk | Jaime Jacobsen and Ed Watkins; The Last Artifact
  • Editor, Non-News (Short/Long Form Content) | John Twiggs; Keeping the Barn | Ben King and Stefanie Watkins; The Last Artifact
  • Writer, Non-News (Short/Long Form Content) | John Twiggs; Keeping the Barn | Ben King, Ed Watkins, Stefanie Watkins; The Last Artifact
  • Audio | Jeremiah Slovarp, Luke Scheeler, Parker Brown, Sheridan Tongue; The Last Artifact | Jeremiah Slovarp, Luke Scheeler; 11th & Grant with Eric Funk
  • Photographer, Non-News (Short/Long Form Content) | John Twiggs; Keeping the Barn | Rick Smith, director of photography; Scott Sterling, colorist; The Last Artifact

 

Seven awarded

  • Documentary, Cultural/Historical | Charlie Russell’s Old West; Gus Chambers, producer/director; Paul Zalis, co-producer/writer; Maria Anderson, associate producer; William Marcus and Aaron Pruitt, executive producers
  • Documentary, Topical | The Last Artifact; Jaime Jacobsen, producer; Ed Watkins, producer; Aaron Pruitt, executive producer
  • Director | Jaime Jacobsen and Ed Watkins; The Last Artifact Editor, Non-News (Short/Long Form Content) | Ben King and Stefanie Watkins; The Last Artifact
  • Writer, Non-News (Short/Long Form Content) | Ben King, Ed Watkins, Stefanie Watkins; The Last Artifact
  • Audio | JeremiahSlovarp, LukeScheeler, ParkerBrown, SheridanTongue; The Last Artifact
  • Photographer, Non-News (Short/Long Form Content) | Rick Smith, director of photography; Scott Sterling, colorist; The Last Artifact

NATAS Silver Circle

The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences annually inducts industry professionals into Silver Circle. Honorees will have served for a minimum of 25 years, and are the best and brightest in our business.

2021 Silver Circle Award | John Twiggs, producer/adjunct professor, KUFM

SPUR Award

Presented by the Western Writers of America. WWA promotes and honors the best in Western literature. Awards, for material published last year, are given for works whose inspiration, image and literary excellence best represent the reality and spirit of the American West.

Documentary Script | Paul Zalis, Charlie Russell’s Old West

Western Heritage Award

Presented by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture.

Documentary | Gus Chambers, director/producer; Paul Zalis, co-producer/ writer; Charlie Russell’s Old West 

Telly Awards

The national Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Silver – General Documentary | Keeping the Barn; John Twiggs, producer

NETA Award

The annual NETA Awards recognize member’s finest work in education, community engagement, marketing/communications and content.

NETA nominations

Content: Historical Documentary | Charlie Russell’s Old West
Overall Excellence: Excellence in Content | Montana PBS Local Productions

Statement of Activities | Fiscal Year 2021