The long-running PBS program, New York NOW, has been nominated for a 2017 New York State Emmy in the "Politics/Government: Program/Special" category.
The episode garnering the nod looked back at the fascinating 1982 gubernatorial primary battle between Democrats Mario Cuomo and Ed Koch. The New York City Mayor was the heavy favorite, but a series of missteps along with the oratorical skills of his opponent gave Lieutenant Governor Mario Cuomo the surprising victory on his way to the Executive Mansion.
Managing Editor Matt Ryan and videographer Brian Flynn traveled extensively for this particular storyline in what would eventually turn into the documentary "Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry and Prose" released last October.
The 60th Annual New York Emmy Awards nominations were held in Manhattan. Winners will be announced in May.