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It is always great to start the second quarter of FY ’12 with awards news. Arizona Public Media’s staff members have been recognized with 14 Emmy® Award nominations, more than any public station in the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and more than any local television station. In addition, NPR 89.1FM/1550AM was the Readers Pick for Best Radio Station for News in Tucson Weekly’s Best of Tucson® 25: Super Tucson and Best Place to Hear About What’s Good in Our Schools. I thank our hard working and highly creative staff for once again putting AZPM ahead of our peers in delivering national-quality local programming. The first radio campaign of the fiscal year, “It’s Up to Us” airs October 15 – 21 on Classical 90.5FM/89.7FM and NPR 89.1FM/1550AM. As always, the campaign features engaging guest announcers from the community who bring meaningful commentary on the benefits of becoming a member of the AZPM family.

As our weather starts to cool off, AZPM programs keep the heat on with exciting programming. October kicks off with one of the most anticipated documentaries, PROHIBITION. Discover the true story of America’s ‘Noble Experiment’ directed by multiple award-winning, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Don’t miss this three-part documentary which airs October 2 – 4 at 8 p.m. PBS-HD Channel 6 and NPR 90.5FM/1550AM will augment the PBS national special, Prohibition, with special local mini-documentary, The Dry Run: Prohibition in Arizona, produced by AZPM’s Tom Kleespie, Senior Producer for Special Projects at AZPM. The mini-doc will air on Thursday, Sept. 29th as a special feature on Arizona Illustrated at 6:30 p.m. and a feature on Arizona Spotlight. You can watch The Dry Run: Prohibition in Arizona online at

Hollywood at Home, AZPM’s new weekly film series is a significant collection of movies showcasing the works of innumerable major stars and includes many films never before seen on public television. Funded by the current members of AZPM, the Hollywood at Home series airs every Saturday night at 9 p.m. and includes more than 100 major films spanning from the 1930’s through 2008. Films for the month of October are: After the Thin Man (1936), October 1st, The Music Man (1962), October 8th, Annie Get Your Gun (1950), October 15th, The Nun’s Story (1959), October 22nd and A Shot in the Dark (1964), October 29th. Stay tuned for more exciting programs from AZPM. As always thank you for your continued support!

Jack Gibson

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