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FORT LAUDERDALE -- The National Academy of the Arts and Sciences, Suncoast Regional Emmys recently announced their list of nominations for 2011 and BECON-TV has received three Emmy Award nominations.

This is the highest number of nominations since the station was nominated for five Emmy Awards in 2009.

The Emmy Awards will be presented in Fort Lauderdale on December 3, 2011. The BECON-TV programs nominated for Emmy Awards are:

Category: Children/Youth/Teens - Program

Up Down and Around

Dr. Phyllis Schiffer-Simon, Director/General Manager

Bob Small

Cesar Varela

Michael Moscatello

Bruce Tuthill

Iris Kauffman

Roxanne Lamendola

BECON, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Education/Schools ñ Program

Broward School Beat

Dr. Phyllis Schiffer-Simon, Director/General Manager

Jim Guarasci

BECON, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Informational/Instructiional ñ Program

Science Matters: Our Changing Planet

Dr. Phyllis Schiffer-Simon, Director/General Manager

Pedro Chavez

Antonio Dimatteo

Michael Moscatello

BECON, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"We're proud of the quality and diversity of our programming and are hoping for another win," said Dr. Phyllis Schiffer-Simon, director of BECON. "The producers and the entire BECON team deserve this national recognition for the top quality educational programming they're producing on behalf of the School District for the benefit of the entire South Florida community."

BECON-TV can be seen on Comcast and Advanced Cable channel 19, DirecTV, DISH Network and AT&T U-Verse channel 63 across Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

BECON-TV (WBEC), part of BECON, the Broward Education Communications Network, is owned and operated by the School Board of Broward County and is a broadcast television station licensed by the FCC to provide noncommercial educational programming to the South Florida community. BECONíS mission is to educate, inspire, broaden the horizons and enhance the quality of life of our South Florida community by delivering a rich diversity and timely mix of innovative instructional, educational, cultural and community affairs programs.

For more information on BECON classroom and community programming visit , check local TV guides for program schedules or call 1-877-TV-BECON. You can also become a fan of BECON-TV on Facebook, watch BECON-TV on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.

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