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LPB's Nourish Nominated For Prestigious Webby Award

Fans Can Vote Online to Help Nourish Win Internet’s Top Honor: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting

Baton Rouge, LA — April 2, 2019 – Today the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced that Louisiana Public Broadcasting's digital series Nourish • PBS was nominated in the category of best Social Video: Food & Drink for the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.

Nourish • PBS is an original digital series and a collaboration between LPB and PBS Digital Studios, funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The series host is rocket scientist and whole hog barbecue pit master, Dr. Howard Conyers.

“Nominees like Nourish • PBS are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year.”

IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Internet inventor Vint Cerf, Instagram’s Head of Fashion Partnerships Eva Chen, Director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society Susan P. Crawford, actor and activist Jesse Williams, GE CMO Linda Boff, Pod Save the People host and activist DeRay McKesson, Google’s Head of Conversation Design Cathy Pearl, Fortnite Designer Eric Williamson, HBO Digital Chief Diane Tryneski, Los Angeles Laker Isaiah Thomas, and DDB Worldwide CEO Wendy Clark.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Nourish recognized as a Webby nominee. Congratulations to host Dr. Howard Conyers, Donald “D Ray!” Washington, Bennie Robertson and Ryan Golden of The Golden Goose, everyone at Nourish • PBS and PBS Digital Studios, and the entire Nourish team at LPB,” said Christina Melton, Producer of Nourish. "Nourish is a show about food – what it says about who we are, where we're from and the ties that connect us. It explores the people, culture and science behind what we eat - from farm to table."

As a nominee, Nourish • PBS is eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 18th, Nourish • PBS fans can cast their votes at https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City.

About Louisiana Public Broadcasting: Louisiana Public Broadcasting is a statewide resource – on the air, on the web, in the classroom, and in the home.

In addition to the programs that LPB produces, such as our weekly newsmagazine Louisiana: The State We’re In, and our monthly roundtable Louisiana Public Square and our catalog of documentaries about the people, places and issues of importance in our state, LPB airs quality national programming. We air national news programs such as PBS NewsHour, mainstay children’s shows such as Sesame Street, home improvement programs such as The This Old House Hour, British comedies such as Keeping Up Appearances, and much, much more.

LPB’s website www.lpb.org, is the portal to a plethora of great information – everything from what’s on the air tonight to lesson plans for teachers to use in conjunction with our programming.

About PBS Digital Studios:

PBS Digital Studios produces original, digital programming for YouTube and Facebook Watch, designed to engage, enlighten and entertain online audiences. The PBS Digital Studios network has more than 17 million subscribers, generating an average of 40 million views a month and has acquired nearly two billion views lifetime views. Currently, the Studio has 18 original series streaming online, including eight series from PBS member stations. Series include the Webby Award-winning It’s Okay to Be Smart, Physics Girl and Crash Course, as well as popular series such as Two Cents and PBS Space Time.

Find The Webby Awards Online: Website: webbyawards.com Facebook: Facebook.com/TheWebbyAwards Twitter: @TheWebbyAwards Instagram: @TheWebbyAwards Snapchat: TheWebbyAwards YouTube: youtube.com/webby

About The Webby Awards: Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: YouTube, WP Engine, EY, YouGov, Vitamin T, WNYC Studios, Fast Company, ESA, Product Hunt, and Social Media Week.