“Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain” won three Emmy Awards at the 66th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on Saturday.
David Ono, co-producer, won for Outstanding Writer-Programming and Jeff MacIntyre, co-producer, won for Outstanding Editor-Programming and Outstanding Videographer-Single-Camera Programming.
“This isn’t just a win for the show, it is a win for the entire Japanese American community,” MacIntyre said.
Ono said he believes that the stories are so rich that they write themselves. “I’m deeply honored to have the opportunity to keep these important stories alive. Over 70 years later, they are still so relevant.”
“Witness” has also received a Radio Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) Edward R. Murrow Award and the RTDNA’s National Unity Award, which honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of cultural diversity in the communities they serve.
Ono and MacIntyre look forward to more opportunities to screen the documentary across the country. In addition to airing on KABC-TV in Los Angeles and KGO-TV in San Francisco, the film has been screened in Los Angeles, Portland and at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Cody, Wyo. The pair will also show the documentary at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. on Oct. 15. For more information on the film and future screenings, visit www.HeartMountainFilm.com.
Since 1996, Ono has been the co-anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News. MacIntyre is the owner of Content Media Group, a Los Angeles-based production company. Together, the two have traveled the world covering important events and telling stories that matter. Collectively, they’ve earned over 25 Emmy Awards.