News 12 Long Island Honored With 21 New York Emmy Nominations

WOODBURY, NEW YORK, April 4, 2000 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored News 12 Long Island with a total of 21 Emmy Award nominations. Nominations were announced at a press reception this morning at Della Femina Restaurant in Manhattan. News 12 Long Island was the fourth most nominated station in the New York market.

“It’s gratifying that the National Academy has recognized the outstanding talent News 12 brings to bear on the task of providing true ‘hometown news coverage’ to our viewers, said Patrick Dolan, News 12 Networks Sr. Vice President. “News 12 Long Island is truly as local as local news gets, and these honors prove that our local coverage rivals any other station in the New York market.”

News 12 Long Island received Emmy nominations in the following categories:
Continuing News Story, Ride for Life (Michael DelGiudice, Bob Butler, Patricia Barrett); Single New Feature, National Scrabble Championship (Doug Geed, Michael DelGiudice), and The Lifeguard (Scott Feldman, Michael DelGiudice); Entertainment Programming, The Bear (Andrea Mineo); Environmental Programming, Getting Down to Earth (Bob Butler, Michael DelGiudice, Dave Garden);
Societal Concerns Programming, Don’t Bet on It (Doug Geed, Michael DelGiudice), and Sharing Secrets (Shari Einhorn, Michael DelGiudice); Crime Programming, The Gangs Are Here (Diane McInerney); Sports News Programming, Subway Series Hype (Bob Butler, Marissa Johnston); On Camera – Programming (Bob Butler); On Camera Sports, Point of Views (Bob Wolff); Writer, Getting Down to Earth (Bob Butler); Camera – News, Don’t Bet on it (Michael DelGiudice), National Scrabble Championship (Michael DelGiudice), and Sharing Secrets (Michael DelGiudice); Camera – Sports, Great South Bay Scootering (Paul Penders), and Champion Skater (Michael DelGiudice); Editor – spot or single news, National Scrabble Championships (Michael DelGiudice), and Sharing Secrets (Michael DelGiudice, Erick Strandfeldt); Editor – News series or multi part news feature, Don’t Bet on it (Michael DelGiudice), and Getting Down to Earth (Dave Garden, Michael DelGiudice).

The New York Emmy Awards are given for achievements originally broadcast or cablecast in New York or Northern New Jersey. Winners will be announced at the 44th Annual New York Emmy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 6th at New York’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.

News 12 Long Island is part of News 12 Networks, the nation’s first, largest, and most watched 24-hour regional news service, currently reaching more than 3.2 million homes in the New York market. News 12 is operated by Rainbow Media Holdings incorporated.

Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation and NBC, is at the forefront of innovation in cable programming. For nearly 20 years, Rainbow has been delivering high-quality sports, entertainment and news to millions of subscribers. Rainbow manages the operations of American Movie Classics, Romance Classics, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks, MSG Metro Channels, Radio City Television as well as Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation
and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow owns a majority stake in Madison Square Garden
Properties which includes the Madison Square Garden Arena complex, the Knicks and the Rangers

professional sports teams, the MSG television network, and, most recently, Radio City Entertainment and a
long term lease on Radio City Music Hall. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in Fox Sports Net.

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications and
entertainment companies, and one of the largest operators of cable television systems in the United States. Cablevision serves more than 3.4 million cable customers with major operations in the New York, Boston, and Cleveland metropolitan areas. Cablevision Lightpath, a wholly owned subsidiary, provides telephone service to more than 1,000 businesses on Long Island and in Connecticut, while Optimum Online offers high-speed online and Internet access via cable modems to customers in the New York metro area. Cablevision also owns and operates The Wiz stores and Clearview Cinemas.


Deborah Gosselin