August 28, 2015

‘ 26:46’ nominated for regional Emmy

CARBONDALE, Ill. – “ 26:46,” a long-running television magazine program produced by Southern Illinois University Carbondale students, continues to garner professional recognition. 

The program earned a nomination recently for a regional Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Regional Chapter.  The 39th annual awards ceremony is Oct. 3 in St. Louis. The regional Emmy awards program honors outstanding achievement in television markets primarily in Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois and surrounding designated market areas, or DMAs. 

The eligibility period for programming was April 1, 2014 through March 31. 

Episode 16.03 features “Repair Days” at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tenn.; a look at the annual Skunkfest in North Ridgeville, Ohio; the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Ind.; the non-profit “Cleaning for a Reason,” and the world’s only underground zipline course at the Louisville Mega Cavern in Kentucky. The episode is available at  

Dallen Detamore, a 2015 graduate in radio, television, and digital media from Germantown, Tenn., and Holden Jones, a senior from Jacksonville, who is a double major in cinema production and television production, were the program’s executive producers for the 2014-15 season. 

The same segment placed third earlier this year in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation’s College Television Awards news magazine category. 

The season’s staff included students Wilmon Black, Jim Egan, Amber Eswani, Evan Fait, Emily Jelinek, Seth Lesemann, Paul Mindrup, Emily Neal, Emily Rawden, and Peter Wilkerson. 

“ 26:46” has earned 30 regional Emmy awards and seven first-place College Television Awards. 

Jones and Jelinek, a junior in English, are co-producers this year.