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American Public Television-Distributed Programs Earn 11 Daytime Emmy® Nominations

Popular public television lifestyle series and hosts honored in multiple categories

BOSTON (March 25, 2016) – On March 24, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) honored nine American Public Television (APT)-distributed programs with a total of 11 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Four APT cooking series received nominations in the “Outstanding Culinary Program” category: America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Country, Mexico – One Plate at a Time With Rick Bayless, and Pati’s Mexican Table. Pati Jinich (Pati’s Mexican Table) and Jacques Pépin (Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul) were both nominated for “Outstanding Culinary Host.”

The long-running travel series Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope received nominations in two categories – “Outstanding Cinematography” and “Outstanding Sound Editing – Live Action.” Christine von Blokland, a longtime entertainment journalist and the charismatic star of Curious Traveler, garnered a nomination for “Outstanding Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s Series Host.”

Rough Cut – Woodworking With Tommy Mac, a half-hour series hosted by furniture maker Tommy MacDonald, was nominated for “Outstanding Lifestyle Program.”

Dr. Peter Salgo, longtime host of the award-winning health series Second Opinion, was nominated for “Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.”

The Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented on May 1, 2016. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala, which honors the more than 65 craft categories behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre, will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites on April 29, 2016.

About APT:
American Public Television (APT) has been the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations since 1961. For more than 10 years, APT has annually distributed one-third or more of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. Among its 250 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. AfroPoP, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Rick Steves’ Europe, Front and Center, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Midsomer Murders, Vera, NHK Newsline, Lidia’s Kitchen, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home join numerous documentaries and performance programs popular with public television viewers. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Now in its 11th year, Create® TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — is distributed by American Public Television. APT also distributes WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit

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