KBTC, a service of Bates Technical College, has received Emmy Awards for “Full Focus” and “Purdy” from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Now in its fourth season, documentary series “Full Focus” won Best Arts/Entertainment Program Special for the episode “Ideas.” Daniel Kopec, KBTC’s manager of program production, wrote, directed and produced the episode with videographer/editor Christopher Sherlock.
“Ideas” features Donald Fels, a Northwest artist who creates innovating and compelling artwork that explores trade, culture, economics and change.

Sherlock won in the category of Best Editor-Program for KBTC’s documentary “Purdy,” an intimate portrait of five offender mothers and their infants. The documentary explores the struggles of mothers raising children while incarcerated, the challenges the women face as they prepare to re-enter the community and the joy these women experience as the bond develops with their infants.
 
KBTC has won seven Emmy Awards and has garnered 20 Emmy nominations since 2007. The station serves more than 2.8 million viewers in the Puget Sound Region from southwest Washington to Everett.