May 12, 2016 / Modified jun 13, 2016 2:05 p.m.

AZPM Executive Producer Honored by National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

John Booth inducted into the Silver Circle for years of service.

May 12, 2016 – TUCSON, AZ - Arizona Public Media (AZPM) Executive Producer John Booth will be inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Silver Circle at the Annual Emmy® Gala in October.

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The Silver Circle Award recognizes individuals who have worked in the industry for a minimum of 25 years, with the majority being spent in the Rocky Mountain Region (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and El Centro, California). ​

With a 30+ year career in broadcast journalism, Booth has worked in all aspects of production, including videography, editing, directing and producing. His body of work includes national PBS programs such as The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, Frontline and Nova. Booth has also produced and written documentary programs including: Sinking the Lusitania; Occupied Japan and episodes of The Great Lodges of the National Parks and Great American Railway Journeys.

Booth’s work has earned him multiple accolades including Telly and CINE awards, a Chicago International Film Silver Hugo Award, several regional Emmys® and two NHK Japan Prizes, an international competition established by NHK in 1965 to recognize excellence in educational television.

Click here for a current list of Silver Circle members.

About AZPM

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