Milwaukee PBS Gets a Big Salute at the Regional Emmys

Public television in southeastern Wisconsin had a big night at the 2017 Emmy Awards Gala, honored with three regional Emmys, the most Milwaukee PBS has received in recent memory. 

“Homesteading,” a segment that aired on 10thirtysix, won the award for Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Environment. The piece profiled a couple that left the city, and despite their age, live entirely off their own homegrown food sources as homesteaders.

Producer – Maryann Lazarski
Co-Producer – Brian Ewig
Associate Producer – Jeffrey Mlagan


“Alzheimer’s The Epidemic” aired on both 10thirtysix and Adelante! and won the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement for Public Affairs/Current Affairs Programming – Segment. This segment examined how Alzheimer's disease impacts the Latino community and why they are at a higher risk when compared to other ethnic groups.

Producers – Patricia Gomez, Maryann Lazarski
Co-Producers – Damir Braovac, Salvador Gomez, Jose Lozano, Darin Malkowski, Dorothy McGrath, Chris Michalski, Justin Migliano, Joseph Sankey, Portia Young, Bohdan Zachary


Around the Corner with John McGivern was honored for Outstanding Achievement for Magazine Programming – Program/Special/Series/Segment. The series is nominated for its 6th season, which premiered in January 2017 and included 13 episodes that highlighted 13 communities from throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Executive Producer – Lois Maurer
Host/Producer – John McGivern
Content Producers – Susanne Barthel, Deidre Martin
History Producer – John Gurda
Producers – Gail G. Grzybowski, Deidre Martin, Mike McGivern, Chris Michalski, Justin Migliano, Jason Pinkowski

The Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Ceremony were announced on Saturday, December 2 in Chicago.