The "BizKid$" TV show, an industry-funded financial education production on the Public Broadcasting Network, were nominated for two daytime Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts & Science.
Officials of the National Credit Union Foundation and the Washington Credit Union League, major backers of the telecast, expressed delight at the honor, which they said recognized "the innovative contribution to financial literacy education" by CUs.
The show, financed through contributions from hundreds of CUs across the U.S. and the NCUF, received Emmy nominations in graphic design and camera editing.
The Emmy winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles Aug. 30 hosted by Hollywood star Vanessa Williams and to be broadcast on the CW cable network, formerly the WB.
Gary Oakland, president/CEO of BECU in Seattle and one of "BizKid$" biggest boosters, said that a reason for the telecast's success so far "is that is more than just a show. After three years of support, credit unions can proudly say that "Biz Kid$" has achieved everything that we had hoped: a quality TV series, companion classroom curriculum, a strong outreach program, and a rising popularity. It is a complete financial education tool."