Regional Emmy® Award Recognitions for Iowa PBS

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter recently awarded IPTV staff with a Regional Emmy® Award for Iowans Remember Vietnam in the Documentary – Historical category.

Individuals recognized for their work on Iowans Remember Vietnam include:

  • David Miller, Producer/Director
  • John Nichols, Executive Producer/Writer
  • Neal Kyer, Editor/Graphics
  • Chad Aubrey, Audio
  • David Feingold, Audio
  • Jim Leasure, Audio
  • Rick Fuller, Videographer
  • Phil Blobaum, Videographer
  • Steve Carns, Videographer
  • Darrin Clouse, Videographer
  • John Torpy, Videographer
  • David M. Cooke, Videographer
  • Joe Bustad, Graphics
  • GregAlan Williams, Narrator
  • Tyson Wernli, Composer
  • Laura Shannon, Production Supervisor
  • Tonya Weber, Communications
  • Danny Engesser, Website/DVD
  • Tiffany Cleghorn, Production Assistance/Captioning
  • Gretchen Watson, Production Assistance/Transcription

Iowans Remember Vietnam examines one of the most turbulent times in American history from the perspective of those who were there. From the first U.S. advisors in Vietnam; through the deployment of combat troops; to the fall of Saigon, this documentary recounts the cost of an often misunderstood conflict, in which 115,000 Iowans served their country and 859 made the ultimate sacrifice. Learn more about Iowans Remember Vietnam and watch the full program at

West by Orphan Train, a film by Colleen Bradford Krantz and Clark Kidder, co-produced and presented by IPTV, was also recognized with a Regional Emmy® Award. IPTV staff involved in that production includes: Chad Aubrey, Jeff Horn and David Feingold.

IPTV received eight other nominations for the 2015 Regional Emmy® Awards:

  • Iowa Ingredient: Lifestyle – Program/Special/Series
  • Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Le Comte Ory: Arts/Entertainment – Program
  • Romeo + Juliet: A Performance by Ballet Quad Cities: Arts/Entertainment – Program
  • Blenko Glass: Creating Iowa Sunrise: Historic/Cultural/Nostalgic – Program
  • Drones Poised to Elevate Agricultural Efficiency: Science/Environment – Single Story
  • IPTV Show Opens Composite: Graphic Arts – Graphics
  • Iowa Ingredient: On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator
  • Sports Composite: Sports: Play-by-Play