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LA Area Emmys Awards (2008)

60th Los Angeles Area
Emmy® Awards

Saturday, September 6, 2008
Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre
North Hollywood, California









2008 Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards


2007-2008 LOS ANGELES AREA CALENDAR

January 1, 2007-
December 31, 2007
CONTEST ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

DESIGNATED NEWS DAY
November 7, 2007
FOR CATEGORIES 33, 34
and 35

January 28, 2008
CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD DEADLINE

March 4, 2008
NEWS AND PROGRAMMING VERIFICATION MEETING

April 11, 2008
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF
GOVERNORS AWARD CANDIDATES

April 14, 2008- June 6, 2008
AT HOME JUDGING

June 6, 2008-June 20, 2008
ERRORS OR OMISSIONS PERIOD IN THE LISTING OF ENTRIES

July 10, 2008
NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
GOVERNORS AWARD ANNOUNCED

July 16, 2008
DEADLINE FOR ALL ERRORS IN THE LISTING OF NOMINATIONS

September 6, 2008
AWARDS PRESENTATION

Among many highlights of the 2008 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards gala, the Television Academy honored the Los Angeles Dodgers team with the prestigious Governors Award.

Plenty of Dodger greats were hand for the moving ceremony —Jimmy Campanis, Tommy Davis, Steve Garvey, Jim Gott, “Sweet Lou” Johnson, Lee Lacy, Ken Landreaux, Don Newcombe, Wes Parker and Derrell Thomas—along with former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and the organization’s president, Jamie McCourt.

Preceding the gala, Television Academy CEO John Shaffner joined the team at Dodger Stadium to throw out the first pitch of their September 6 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"What an unanticipated thrill it was to throw out the first pitch,” Shaffner said. “I mean, who ever thinks they might get to do that?”

“Walking out to the mound with all those eyes on you,” he continued, “you sort of shift into automatic pilot when they say its your turn—and hope the ball goes in the right direction! It helps when you are doing it for something good: recognizing the Dodgers for being such a great part of LA broadcasting for the last 50 years and reminding folks to watch the Emmys."

See more pictures in the Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards photo gallery here and read the official, full wrap-up of the Los Angeles Area Emmys.

About the Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards

The Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards are given for broadcast achievements produced or solely financed and controlled by Los Angeles television stations or cable television systems.

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the Los Angeles Area Awards Committee, comprised of station program and news directors, determines the awards structure. For complete rules and official information, click the link below:

2007-2008 Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards Rules and Procedures Book

For more information, please contact:
Liz Korda Smith
(818) 754-2875 or korda@emmys.org


Broadcast news anchor Pat Harvey of KCBS/KCAL was honored with five statuettes at the 2008 Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards on Sept. 6, 2008 (pictured above). Below, watch Television Academy CEO John Shaffner throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles earlier that day.

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