A NASA TV program that shows how NASA technology contributes to our daily lives is up for a national Emmy award for TV editing.
Mike Bibbo, the lone editor of ‘NASA 360,’ faces some stiff competition in the “Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing” category of the Daytime Emmy Awards, going up against teams of editors of three Public Broadcasting System programs.
Bibbo, who has a Master’s Degree in filmmaking from New York City’s New School, says he didn’t initially believe he was nominated. It took a second email from organizers to convince him. He says the nomination reminded him of something his father told him. “When I first started going to film school, my dad said, ‘If you persevere I don’t see why you can’t make it as a filmmaker,'” said Bibbo. “Win or lose this Emmy – I’ve already won. To be nominated in this outstanding group of professionals is such an honor.”
Winners in the creative arts categories will be announced during the live Daytime Emmy Award broadcast, June 19, on CBS.
The other three shows vying for the Emmy with ‘NASA 360’ are ‘The Electric Company,’ ‘FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman,’ and ‘SciGirls.’ The half-hour program, which is co-produced by Bibbo and Kevin Krigsvold, has already won a number of awards, including a regional Emmy.
Their latest show is ‘NASA 360: New Worlds New Discoveries,’ which focuses on NASA’s planetary science and missions in this year that will see three launches and 16 operating space missions.
Featured guests on that program include NASA Planetary Science Director, Dr. Jim Green, who gives viewers an overview of the important work NASA’s planetary program is doing; Dr. Scott Bolton, principal investigator for the upcoming Juno mission to Jupiter; Dr. Maria Zuber Principal Investigator for the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL); Dr. Bruce Jakosky, Principal Investigator for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission (MAVEN); and Jessica Collison on behalf of Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).
‘NASA 360’ is based at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and is produced for NASA by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), also in Hampton. The program airs on NASA TV, select airlines and 450 public broadcasting, cable and commercial stations across the country. More than five million online viewers have downloaded “NASA 360” at http://www.nasa.gov/nasa360.