December 16, 2022 / Modified dec 16, 2022 10:50 a.m.

Arizona Illustrated Emmy Special

Stream the 2022 Emmy-winning and nominated segments

This year's Emmy Award-winning stories take viewers from footprints from the ancient past to current border issues, and all the way to space and beyond. AZPM staff earned 39 individual nominations for 16 projects across 12 categories, more than any other public media broadcaster in the region.

The 2022 AZPM Emmy® winners are:

NEWS SERIOUS FEATURE SINGLE REPORT

We are the Water Missing Home
Alisa Reznick, Andrew Brown, and Mya Long
Indigenous communities fight against border wall construction near a sacred Sonoran Desert spring.

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL SHORT-FORM CONTENT

Footprints From the Past
Bryan Nelson and John DeSoto
Archaeologists have recently uncovered ancient human footprints at White Sands National Park that date as far back as 23,000 years.

TECHNOLOGY CONTENT

Mirrors for Magellan
Bryan Nelson and Robert Lindberg
The University of Arizona is fabricating seven massive mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

WEATHER CONTENT

An Unequivocal Truth
Bryan Nelson, Robert Lindberg, and Mya Long
Climate change is personal to Arizona residents, and few know this better than UA climate scientist, Jessica Tierney.

The 2022 AZPM Emmy® nominees are:

PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM

Arizona 360: Homeless and Health
Tony Paniagua
The pandemic has made homelessness more visible in Tucson.

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT SHORT-FORM CONTENT

Tito And Pep
Andrew Brown, John DeSoto, and Alejandro Davalos
Head chef and owner John Martinez wanted to open a restaurant that reflected Tucson’s diverse cultural influences, Tito and Pep is the result.

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT LONG-FORM CONTENT

Olivier
Andrew Brown and John DeSoto
The Swiss-born artist Olivier Mosset has exhibited work in some of the most prestigious museums and galleries in the world but lives a quiet life in Tucson, Arizona.

BUSINESS/CONSUMER CONTENT

Arizona 360: Regional Tucson Economy
Tony Paniagua

DIVERSITY/EQUITY/INCLUSION SHORT-FORM CONTENT

Alanna
Andrew Brown, John DeSoto, and Gage Judd
At the age of 47, Alanna Airitam left a successful career in advertising to pursue photography full-time.

Navajo Mustang
David Fenster
In Navajo (Diné) culture, the horse is central to life and an understanding of the world.

DIVERSITY / EQUITY / INCLUSION LONG-FORM CONTENT

Settling In Flagstaff
Nina Shelton and Robert Lindberg
The story of the first Chinese-American family to reside in Flagstaff, Arizona.

ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE SHORT-FORM CONTENT

The King of Sting
Liz Scherffius and John DeSoto
Dr. Justin Schmidt is a renowned entomologist, author and the man responsible for the “Schmidt Pain Scale for Stinging Insects."

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL SHORT-FORM CONTENT

Tamales With Josefina
Tony Paniagua, Gage Judd, and Nate Huffman
Meet the feisty and active octogenarian carrying on a thousand year old Mesoamerican tradition.

TECHNOLOGY CONTENT

Making of the James Webb Space Telescope
Bryan Nelson and John DeSoto
In December of 2021, NASA will launch the most ambitious telescope ever made into space.

WEATHER CONTENT

Butterfly Explosion
Andrew Brown
Visit Tanque Verde with two of Tucson’s most enthusiastic entomologists to search for different butterflies.

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