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NBC5, Telemundo get Emmy nods for auto show telecasts

November 23, 2010
NBC5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago both were nominated Oct. 5 for a Chicago Emmy Award for their 60- minute broadcasts of the 2004 Chicago Auto Show. Emmy winners will be announced Dec. 4. The stations' specials were produced under a unique, joint local effort that resulted in broadcasts for the Englishspeaking and Spanish-speaking markets. Both nominations came in the category, "Outstanding Program Achievement for a Special Event Program Not Created for Television." Casey Wickstrom, chairman of the 2005 Chicago Auto Show, said the nominations confirm the commitment of the city's media to promote the nation's premier auto show. "We do our part to present an auto show worthy of the coverage, and my hat is off to the stations for their work to broadcast the event in a manner worthy of an Emmy," Wickstrom said. In all, the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences considers Emmys for 45 categories of achievement.