News 12 Networks Honored With 21 New York Emmy Nominations

WOODBURY, NEW YORK, February 22, 2000 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored News 12 Networks 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 received 17 of the networks’ 21 nominations, News 12 the Bronx received three nominations, and News 12 New Jersey received one New York Emmy nomination.

“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. “Everyone on our staff is extremely proud of our nominees and what they have accomplished, not only for News 12 but for the all of the communities we serve.”

News 12 Long Island received Emmy nominations in the following categories: Outstanding Continuing News Story for “A Courageous Journey,” Outstanding Single News Feature for “Goose on the Loose,” Outstanding Entertainment Programming for “Aboard the Bounty,” Outstanding Environmental Programming for “Earth Day Tips,” Outstanding Political Programming for “Take the Money and Run”, Outstanding Sports Programming for “The Pro,” Outstanding On Camera Achievement – News for Bob Butler, Outstanding On Camera Achievement – Programming for Bob Butler, Outstanding Writer for “Sunscreen,” Outstanding Camera – Spot or Single News Feature for “Goose on the Loose” and “The Sister’s of St. Dominic,” Outstanding Camera – Entertainment for “Aboard the Bounty,” Outstanding Camera – Sports for “The Pro,” Outstanding Editing for “Goose on the Loose,” Outstanding Editing – Entertainment for “Aboard the Bounty,” Outstanding Editing – Sports for “The Pro,” and Outstanding Audio/Sound for “Aboard the Bounty.”

News 12 The Bronx received Emmy nominations in the following categories: Outstanding Health/Sciences Programming for “Bone Marrow Transplant”, Outstanding Camera for “Closer to You”, and Outstanding Editor for “Closer to You”.

News 12 New Jersey received its Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding On-Camera Achievement: Sports Reporting for “The Passaic Wonder Team”.

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 43rd Annual New York Emmy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 16th at the Plaza New York City.

News 12 Networks is 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
News 12 Networks
(516) 393-1946