November 2007

Emmys To AZGFD

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s locally produced television program, Arizona Wildlife Views, was honored with two Rocky Mountain Southwest Emmy awards for television excellence at an awards ceremony in October.

Producers Gary Schafer and Carol Lynde won the “Environmental Program” Emmy with a show that answered the age-old question: What do rattlesnakes do when no one is watching? Researchers and production crew placed a small fiber optic camera inside several rattlesnake dens to give viewers an up-close and personal look at these mysterious creatures.

The second Emmy was awarded for “Public Affairs Segment” with a strong message story that proved that alligators do not make good pets. Views producers followed the fate of 52 rescued and relocated alligators from the freeways of Phoenix to the swamps of Florida.

Arizona Wildlife Views can be seen on local PBS stations as well as cable access stations.