YSU Homework Express nabs third Emmy nomination

Homework Express

Homework Express

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced that Youngstown State University’s Homework Express has been nominated for the 2013 Emmy Award in the “Children/Youth Program/Special” category.

The Lower Great Lakes Chapter includes television stations and professional media organizations in Cleveland, Toledo, Indianapolis, Youngstown, Erie and other cities.

The awards will be announced at the 44th Annual EMMY Awards celebration on Saturday, June 1, at Windows on the River in Cleveland. Host of the awards show is Mike Polk, a Cleveland-based writer and comedian whose Internet videos have garnered more than 60 million views on YouTube alone.

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This is the third Emmy nomination for Homework Express, a call-in homework help television show now in its eighth season. The show is aired live from the television studios in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. The crew for Homework Express, including writers, line producers and directors, are students in the YSU Telecommunications Studies program in the College of Fine and Performing Arts.

The show, designed to help middle school students with their math homework, is broadcast to more than a million households throughout northeast Ohio. Live programs are broadcast Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on Time Warner Channel 23 and Armstrong Channel 20. Repeats air on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and on MyYTV on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

The program is only partially funded by YSU. The remainder of funding comes from underwriting sponsorships. Fred Owens, YSU professor of telecommunications and coordinator of Homework Express, said underwriting sponsors are needed, including participating sponsors whose announcements appear throughout the program, as well as in-kind sponsors who provide gifts awarded to student callers. Interested sponsors should contact Owens at fowens@ysu.edu or 330-941-1855.