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PBS Programs Win Two James Beard Foundation Awards

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Yamamoto Toji and Chi-chan tending to cooked saké rice.
Erick Shirai

Winners of the 2017 James Beard Media Award were announced on Tuesday, April 25. The annual James Beard Awards are given by the James Beard Foundation and are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. PBS and member station programs were awarded two Broadcast Media Awards. The winners are listed below.

Documentary
POV “The Birth of Saké”
Director: Erik Shirai
Producer: Masako Tsumura

Special (on TV or Web)
LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA: HOLIDAY FOR HEROES
Host: Lidia Bastianich
Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Lidia Bastianich, Anne Adams, and Shelly Burgess Nicotra