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Wild Side Wins Two More Emmy Awards

Released on January 26, 2014

Two more Emmy Award awards have been added to the long list of accolades for Wild Side, produced by TRC Media, the television production team of the Jackson Foundation at The Renaissance Center. The awards were announced at the 28th Mid-South Regional Emmy Gala Banquet and Live Telecast at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center last night and came in the categories of Photography/Programs and Informational/Instructional Series.

Wild Side Photojournalist Barry Cross earned his first Emmy win for his outstanding videography. His Photography/Programs entry, “Barry’s Wild Side Viewpoint” was a composite of two stories…Endangered Conasauga Logperch and The River Inside.

“I’m shocked,” says Barry. “I’m at a loss for words. I am honored and very surprised.”

Barry also earned a second Emmy, along with Wild Side producer Ken Tucker, in the Informational/Instructional Series category. The winning entry was a compilation of four stories…Releasing a River, The Hemlock War, Building the Bat Cave, and Watershed Ed.

“The legacy continues,” says Wild Side managing producer Steve Hall. “Wild Side has always been much more than a television show to us. It’s a chance to educate, inspire and motivate people to enjoy our natural resources while also being good stewards of the environment. What an honor to once again be recognized for excellence with these Emmy Awards while doing the job we love.”

Wild Side airs on PBS stations across Tennessee and Kentucky and is a vibrant voice for the environment through the production of enriching and educational television programming that helps viewers experience and explore the outdoors, while protecting and preserving our natural resources. Over the past 14 years, Wild Side has won nine Emmy Awards from the Mid-South Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the categories of Magazine Program, Magazine Special, Magazine Series, Informational/Instructional Series, Writing, and Photography. The Nashville/Midsouth chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the fifth largest of the 19 chapters in the nation, following New York, San Francisco/Northern California, Chicago/Midwest, and Lone Star.

In addition to the two Emmys awarded to Wild Side, the TRC Media team received another Emmy in the Historical Documentary category for Rivers and Rails: Daggers of the Civil War. Since its creation in 1999, TRC Media has been nominated more than 70 times and won 28 Emmy Awards.