Youth news program wins Emmy

It seems adults aren’t the only ones with newsworthy information as Teen Kids News (TKN), the children’s news program created by Albert Primo of Old Greenwich, was recently awarded a New York Regional Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The awards gala was attended by representatives of television stations, cable news organizations, newspaper web sites and all New York State Media.

TKN is seen weekly on FOX 5 in New York on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and 220 television stations across the United States. It is also seen in 1,000 locations in 175 countries via American Forces Network. In addition, the program is distributed to 12,600 schools, commercial free. It is distributed in Connecticut via the I-Net educational cable feed.

A legendary force in news, Mr. Primo created the Eyewitness News concept at WABC-TV (channel 7) in 1968, thrusting the station into the number one rated television station in New York. Channel 7 has remained the leading television station for more than four decades and the concept set the standard for television news programs, world wide. His company, Eyewitness Kids News, LLC is the producer of Teen Kids News along with Alan Weiss Productions in New York.

Swedish Public Television recently traveled to the U.S. to document the Eyewitness News concept and interviewed Mr. Primo for a program on the history of television.

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