A Pierce County TV video production has been nominated for a Northwest Regional Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 

The news magazine show “Rainier Country” was nominated for its 2011-12 winter edition, which features an inside look at the Pierce County Medical Examiner's office. Also in the video are University Place's Playground by the Sound, Sumner's downtown alley, Fife's new library and a look at Puyallup history. The category is the Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program/Special.

“Rainier Country” is produced and hosted by Rick VanCise, with videography by David Kellman and Gregg McClellan, and editing by Kellman.

The Emmy winners will be announced June 2.

This is the third time PCTV has been nominated. The first was in 2010 for the weekly news program “Pierce County News,” and Kellman was nominated last year for editing a piece about ghost stories in the old Puget Sound Hospital.

“Rainier Country” airs on at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday. PCTV can be seen on channel 22 on the Comcast and Click! Cable TV systems, and channel 78 on Rainier Connect. PCTV programming is also available online at www.piercecountytv.org.