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Emmy to NBC 5 for '08 auto show 60-minute special

November 17, 2010

NBC 5 Chicago won a ninth award in 10 years for its special coverage of the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, during the 50th Annual Chicago Emmy Awards on Oct. 18.

The telecast, "NBC 5 Presents: The 100th Chicago Auto Show," won in the category, Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Programs - Special Event Program (Live).

The 60-minute broadcast aired the second day of the auto show’s 10-day public run. Another 2008 Chicago Auto Show TV special, by Telemundo Chicago, received an Emmy nomination in the category, Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Programs – Special Event Program (Edited).

NBC 5 has won nine Midwest Emmy awards since 1999 for its live specials and for technical achievement related to the Chicago Auto Show. Its sister station,Telemundo Chicago (WSNS-TV), has three Emmy nominations since 2003.

The latest Emmys honored work televised from June 1, 2007 to May 31. The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences coordinates the local awards.

 

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