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NATAS Student Award and Scholarship Winners Air Their Work on KRCB
Northern California Public Media recently featured the work of local NATAS student award and scholarship recipients as part of the PBS station’s Bay Area Bountiful environmental series.
Sacramento’s Kellie DeMarco Leaves TV to Follow her Dreams
DeMarco is a three-time Emmy® Award recipient and has been working in the Sacramento market since 2011. She has tremendously enjoyed the television industry but said that it’s now time to turn the corner and pursue the one thing she’s always dreamed about. And that is – opening a full service marketing firm.
Lee Mendelson Dies on Christmas Day
Lee Mendelson, a television producer who persuaded Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz to do an animated holiday special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which has been broadcast every year since 1965, and wrote the lyrics of the program’s plaintive theme song, “Christmas Time Is Here,” died Dec. 25 — Christmas Day — at his home in Hillsborough, Calif. He was 86.
Remembering James “Suds” Sudweeks
Not many people spend 40 years working in television in the San Francisco market. James Sudweeks did. Suds, as his friends called him, died in December, 2019 after a brief illness just months after being inducted in the NATAS/NorCal/SF Silver Circle..
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