News 12 Connecticut Nominated For Five New England Emmy’s

(Norwalk, CT, April 12, 2001) – News 12 Connecticut has been honored by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with five New England Emmy nominations at their annual Nominee Dinner in Boston on April 10th, 2001.

News 12 Connecticut earned 2 nominations in the category of “Light News Story-Profile/Entertainment,” for the profile pieces, Cone Man, and The Cutting Edge. News 12 Connecticut also earned a nomination in the category of “Team Effort” for its intense coverage of Snow Storm 2000. Finally, News 12 Connecticut received a nomination for “Spot News,” for Firefighters’ Nightmare and “Light News Story Multi-Part Report,” for Magnificent Moms.

The coveted Emmy Awards, are given by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to honor the advancements of creative, artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.

“We are very proud that the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences has honored us with so many nominations this year. They speak highly of the tremendous talent and effort that are displayed by our News 12 Connecticut staff 365 days a year.” Said Tom Appleby, News 12 Connecticut News Director and Anchor.

The 24th Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony will be presented at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, on Sunday, May 6, 2001.

News 12 Connecticut is a 24-hour regional news service reaching approximately 200,000 homes in Southwestern Connecticut on the Cablevision cable system. News 12 Connecticut is a part of News 12 Networks which is operated by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.

Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, manages American Movie Classics, We: Women’s Entertainment, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net.

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3.4 million households located primarily in the New York metropolitan area. The company’s advanced telecommunications offerings include its Lightpath integrated business communications services and its Optimum-branded high-speed Internet service. Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. subsidiary owns and operates programming businesses including American Movie Classics, Bravo and many other national and regional services. Cablevision also owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks, Rangers and WNBA Liberty. The company operates New York’s Radio City Music Hall as well as Clearview Cinemas in the Tri-State area. Cablevision also owns and operates The Wiz consumer electronics chain at 41 locations in the New York Metropolitan area. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at


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