LOS ANGELES — “Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain” won three Emmy Awards at the 66th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on July 26.
Co-Producer David Ono won for Outstanding Writer — Programming and Co-Producer Jeff MacIntyre won for Outstanding Editor — Programming and Outstanding Videographer — Single-Camera Programming.
“This isn’t just a win for the show, it is a win for the entire Japanese American community,” said MacIntyre, the owner of Content Media Group, a Los Angeles-based production company.
Ono, who has been the co-anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News in Los Angeles since 1996, said he believes the stories are so rich that they write themselves. “I’m deeply honored to have the opportunity to keep these important stories alive. Over 70 years later, they are still so relevant,” he said.
“Witness” also received the Radio Television Digital News Assn.’s Edward R. Murrow Award and the RTDNA’s National Unity Award, which honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of cultural diversity in the communities they serve.
Ono and MacIntyre, who collectively have earned more than 25 Emmy Awards, look forward to more opportunities to screen their documentary across the country. In addition to airing on KABC-TV, Los Angeles, and KGO-TV, San Francisco, the film has been screened in Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; and at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Cody, Wyo. It is also scheduled to have a showing at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., on Oct. 15.
For more information on the film and future screenings, visit www.HeartMountainFilm.com.
Originally published on August 8, 2014