Due Process — Rutgers University’s critically acclaimed public television series focused on critical issues of justice and public policy — can now claim an unprecedented 21 New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.
Executive Producer/Co-host Sandra King and Associate Producer Tania Ivanova brought home two more of the winged statuettes this weekend from ceremonies in Philadelphia, where Due Process was named Outstanding Interview/Discussion Series. Due Process also won Outstanding Discussion Special for its exclusive in-depth interview with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, taped before an audience at Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
The honors from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, were shared by Co-host Raymond Brown; Due Process Co-executive Producers John Farmer, Dean of Rutgers Law-Newark, and Rutgers Distinguished Prof. Raphael Caprio, former Vice President for Continuing Studies. Other Due Process winners were: Pete Troost of the Rutgers iTV Studio, Cameraman Joe Conlon, Crew Chief Pat Scannella.
Due Process, launched in 1996 as a production of New Jersey Network Public Television with underwriting from The New Jersey State Bar Foundation, might have died along with NJN last year if not for Farmer and Caprio, who brought the series into the University with a new home at the law school, a new studio at Rutgers iTV in Piscataway and additional institutional support from the Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
Major funding for Due Process is provided by The Fund for New Jersey and The Rutgers Foundation.