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Programs

Description
KVIE's documentary series ViewFinder continued taking viewers on new in-depth journeys across a wide range of local and regional topics. KVIE's Focus on Health initiative enabled citizens to learn about advances in medicine and health. Before the Fall: Prevention and Recovery explored the increasing fall risks facing seniors, and new research and initiatives designed to help prevent falls as well as recover from such accidents. Other original health documentaries included Forever Young, profiling the efforts undertaken by baby boomers to remain healthy, fit, and engaged; Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge, a look at how that nationwide fundraising effort helped ALS research; and Sleep Deprived, exploring sleep disorders and the latest treatments. My Vietnam Story provided local perspectives alongside the remarkable Ken Burns PBS national series on the Vietnam War, with more than a dozen compelling stories shared by veterans, refugees, and others who experienced that difficult chapter in American history. Other ViewFinder programs included one that captured rarely-seen waterfalls in Yosemite Valley following an unusually wet winter; a compelling look at the early days of California agriculture, and a second program about the origins of the state's strawberry industry; a harrowing chronology of the first 24 hours of the massive wine country conflagration, and a third program focusing on the heroic efforts to save Jack London State Park. Local history programs included another look at multi-generational ranching families in Nevada County; a profile of two 19th century African-American opera singers from Sacramento who achieved worldwide renown; Speak My Name and I Shall Live Again, the story of a Sacramento woman's search for her ancestry at a nearly-forgotten African-American cemetery in Texas; The Ito Sisters and Mr. Tanimoto's Journey, two programs on the experiences of Japanese-Americans in California, including inside WWII internment camps; Walking Into the Unknown, examining the role of women in the settlement Punjabi Sikhs in California; and Halfway Home, a fascinating look at diverse artistic expressions by various ethnic communities across the Central Valley.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
Viewfinder programs and segments were nominated for Northern California Emmy awards in various categories:
-A My Vietnam Story segment on a war refugee in the Historic/Cultural/Feature category.
-Before the Fall was nominated in the Health/Science/Environment category.
-The Boomer's Guide to Growing Older was nominated in the Informational/Instructional Program category.
Description
Yes! We're Open profiles some of our region's most colorful entrepreneurs, sharing their secrets of success as they launched a wide array of enterprises. In 2018, viewers saw a husband-and-wife team creating a successful brewpub on a goat farm; a woman who revived an historic wool mill; two brothers who went beyond their existing careers as firefighter and police officer to start a BBQ sauce business; a Sacramento woman who started one of the first running-shoe chains in America; and a Stockton artisan furniture maker who moved his business from the bay area to Stockton.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
- 'Yes! We're Open' received a Northern California Emmy nomination in the "Informational/Instructional-Feature/Segment" category for its segment on Farrier and Blacksmith.
Description
Rob on the Road, our weekly series hosted by Rob Stewart, offered viewers new full half-hour episodes which took viewers to amazing destinations and to meet some extraordinary people. Recent highlights included an in-depth look at Safari West, the remarkable wildlife refuge that narrowly escaped the devastating wine country fires; a preview of the fully renovated and modernized Sacramento Valley Amtrak station; the first ADA-approved hiking trail in the U.S. near Nevada City; an untouched and historic Gold Rush-era Chinese store; a remarkable look back at a Stockton wooden boat manufacturer whose creations are displayed at the Haggin Museum; a journey to famous Apple Hill in El Dorado county with its abundance of farms and pie stands; a persimmon farm still operated by a 102-year old internment camp survivor; and a nature center dedicated to educating young people about animals and the environment. We also met local heroes who are making a difference in our community, including a woman who brought Street Soccer to Sacramento to help the homeless community; a blind quilter whose creations bring comfort to wounded veterans and others; and a children's therapy center in Woodland having a remarkable impact on families of disabled kids.
Budget
$150,000
Program Successes
- Rob Stewart won a Northern California Emmy award in the category "Interview/Discussion-Feature/Segment" for the 2016 Rob on the Road episode 'Heroes and Helping Hands' "103-Year Old Knitter."
Description
KVIE's Emmy Award-winning Studio Sacramento series provides a weekly focus on topics, issues and people of local interest to viewers in our region. New episodes last year provided insight into education, government and politics, business, economics, arts, entertainment, health, science, and social issues. Some of the topics included a compelling interview with Jesse Merz, a Butte Community College professor who shared his family's narrow escape from the devastating Paradise fire and the challenges that lie ahead; extended interviews with Ami Bera and Andrew Grant, candidates for the 7th Congressional District; Mayor Wendy Thomas of Placerville, discussing the homeless problem in communities outside the urban core; Michael Hunter Schwartz, Dean of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law on plans to elevate that institution; a look at the state of the cannabis industry following its legalization in California; Doctor Parnell Lovelace, Pastor Emeritus of Center of Praise Ministries, talking about the police shooting death of Stephon Clark and its impact on the community; LeShelle Dozier and Tyrone Roderick Williams from the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency discussing how to bring prosperity to underserved neighborhoods; and Michael Lynch, Keylen Newsome, and Linda Cutler, all part of the Improve Your Tomorrow initiative to help at-risk youth prepare for success.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
- 'Studio Sacramento' received a Northern California Emmy award in the "Interview/Discussion-Program/Special" category for a segment on human trafficking.
Description
28 new episodes of KVIE Arts Showcase features emerging artists and art trends both in the Northern California region and throughout the U.S. As always, KVIE blends its own extensive array of local arts segments with content from other PBS stations in the top 20 television markets, allowing our own stories to be seen in many other cities across the U.S. Recent highlights included a story on how the Sacramento County Sheriff's department is using art as a bridge to build a stronger community; how a local dance company in Yuba City uses "bhangra" (a Punjabi dance) and pop to expand traditional dance; Lilly Vigil, whose passion for retaining her Native American heritage led her to open a Nevada City art gallery featuring native works; Ruth Rippon, a local ceramics artist whose work has elevated the craft; and a feature on Gerry Simpson, whose skill in acting, singing, modeling, fashion design and more is helping kids discover their own creative gifts.
Budget
$50,000
Program Successes
- 'KVIE Arts Showcase' received a Northern California Emmy nomination in the "Arts/Entertainment-Feature/Segment" category for a segment on artist Al Farrow.