Ernie Anastos TV Program Receives Emmy Nomination
March 24, 2014 Entertainment News(PRLEAP.COM) March 24, 2014 - On February 28, 2014, "Positively Ernie"-a program that focuses on the positive news occurring in the world-received an Emmy nomination in the Magazine Show category. The awards gala will be held in Manhattan on March 30, 2014.
"Positively Ernie" is a 20-minute news magazine show hosted by Emmy award-winning news anchor Ernie Anastos. The show brings attention to uplifting newsworthy occurrences in communities throughout the tri-state area. The first segment of the show is called Positive Impact. This portion of the show focuses on charities and organizations, and the good that they do for their communities. In addition, the second portion of the program focuses on how viewers can make healthy lifestyle choices with advice from celebrity guest Dr. Oz.
The four segments aired every Saturday during December 2012, and the online videos can be viewed at ErnieAnastos.com.
Each episode focuses on different upbeat aspects in the community. In the third episode, Anastos interviews volunteer firemen as they are trained at the Bergen County Fire Academy in Mahwah, New Jersey. During the interview, each trainee reveals the inspiration behind his or her decision to volunteer as a firefighter.
Anastos claims that the inspiration for "Positively Ernie" came from his viewers, who would frequently ask him why there was never anything positive to report on the nightly news. As such, Anastos developed the premise of the upbeat news program to provide balance to the news being broadcasted. According to Anastos, "the world is a lot better than we think."
Ernie Anastos is a New York Hall of Fame Broadcaster, and has won more than 30 Emmy awards and nominations over the span of his nearly 40-year career in news broadcasting. Anastos is also the first and only New York anchor to receive the "Lifetime Emmy Award". He is currently an anchor for the FOX flagship station WNYW-TV in New York.