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Vegas PBS is proud to announce the station has been nominated for six 2021 Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards. These nominations highlight the exceptional local productions Vegas PBS has continued to create throughout a challenging year, bringing a valuable sense of place to Southern Nevadans. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in June.

From The Showgirl: A Las Vegas Icon, the award-winning documentary delving into the iconic Las Vegas entertainers, to Vegas PBS STEAM Camp, the educational children’s program bringing a STEAM-focused summer camp to children’s living rooms, these nominated programs celebrate and explore the unique identity of Las Vegas and serve residents of the region. 

Despite COVID-19 challenges, Vegas PBS was able to provide important local information through its productions#VegasStrong: Connecting During COVID-19 looked into the challenges survivors of the October 1 tragedy faced during lockdowns and provided information on available services. The VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest Presented by Janice Allen celebrated young writers who submitted stories and illustrations to the station, providing a broadcasted ceremony in place of the usual in-person event.

Vegas PBS’ nominated programs can be viewed at Here is a full list of nominated programs and nominees:


Arts/Entertainment – Short or Long Format


Writer – Long Form Content

Public Affairs Program 

About Vegas PBS
Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 12 consecutive years, Vegas PBS has remained among the top five most-watched PBS stations in the country. The station offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, WORLD, Rewind and Jackpot! The station collaborates with community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides a robust variety of education services that extend the educational experience beyond the broadcast. Resources and services include Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn educational workshops for children and families, professional development for teachers, online learning courses and certifications for adults, multimedia educational support for educators, 25+ channels of educational and local news for in-classroom viewing, and a Special Needs Resource Library serving those with special needs throughout the state of Nevada. 

Vegas PBS viewers can access their favorite shows across multiple platforms including broadcast,, the PBS Video App and the PBS KIDS Video App. For more information, visit or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube


Jennifer Bradley