A National Emmy Nomination For Cincinnati
"A Lion in the House," the powerful PBS documentary about kids battling cancer at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, has been nominated for a national Prime-time Emmy award. The four-hour film, which premiered in June last year, was nominated today for "Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking" along with Spike Lee's "When The Levees Broke" (HBO) and "Jonestown: The Life And Death of Peoples Temple " (PBS).
Yellow Springs filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar took nine years capturing the emotional roller coaster of remissions and relapses of five Children's Hospital patients, starting in 1997.
"The Cincinnati families gave us such courage and openness, in such a difficult time in their lives. They did it to make a difference -- not to win an Emmy -- but to help other people by telling a story that needed to be told, a story kept secret and not talked about: cancer," said Reichert today. It is her first national Emmy nomination.
HBO's "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" led all programs with 17 nominations. "The Sopranos" topped all series with 15 nominations.
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