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NMSU staff members nominated for Emmy awards for work on KRWG-TV

Joe Brackman of New Mexico State University's Aggie Vision and Carlos Correa of NMSU's KRWG News were nominated for Emmy awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter. Brackman was nominated for his piece titled "Conversations in Black History" and Correa was nominated for his piece titled "Cadets in Command." The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, in Phoenix.

Brackman's piece was a series of interviews done in honor of Black History Month, bringing light to the subject of how few black head coaches there are in college and professional sports. Brackman and his crew interviewed head coaches at NMSU to find out how they got to where they are today. The program was aired on KRWG-TV.

"Our goal with this program was to bring the issue to the forefront of people's minds," Brackman said. "That's all we wanted to with this was just spark some discussion on the topic and educate people about some of the challenges people have faced to get where they're at."

Correa's piece was about the cadets in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Oņate High School. The program told about the hard work and dedication these students put into the JROTC program.

"It's pretty much a way for them to stay out of trouble," Correa said. He was a one-man crew and did all the work alone.

"It's my first Emmy nomination so I'm kind of excited about it," Correa said.

Correa's piece can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/ KRWG and Brackman's can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/aggievision.