New York NOW, a collaboration between WMHT-TV and The Times Union, won its first ever New York State Emmy Sunday night in New York City.
The program entitled "The Rise and Fall of Kodak" won for Best Politics/Government Program. This particular episode, shot on location in Rochester, detailed the bankruptcy filing by the Eastman Kodak Company, the city's signature business. Managing Editor Matt Ryan, a native of the area, tells the story of the company's beginnings under George Eastman, the boom period of the mid-20th Century and the dark days of January 2012 when Rochestarians learned the news that Kodak had filed for Chapter 11.
This particular program also won the New York State Broadcasters Award in 2012 for "Best Locally Produced TV Show."