KMOS earns Emmy nomination

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — KMOS-TV was nominated for a Mid-America Regional Emmy for their series “KMOS Presents Missouri Life.”
Roy Millen, production coordinator for KMOS, said the show had seven episodes and featured six different towns.
“The one we actually submitted for nomination was the Columbia episode,” Millen said. “Within that show we do a history segment, we do a food segment, a person you should know. . . a made-in-Missouri business segment. . .and then we do kind of natural beauty type, you know, where we just go to either a state park or just showing the beauty of the area or the town we went to.”
Millen said KMOS wanted to bring back a previous show called “Central Missouri Focus” and “Missouri Life Magazine” was interested in making a TV show similar to it, so they worked together.
“They had wanted to do a television show and they actually did a pilot themselves and realized that it was going to be quite a bit of work and they didn’t have the staffing to do it,” Millen said. “We said, ‘Well, that’s exactly the kind of show we wanted to do.’ So we teamed up and started trying to pick out story ideas, started picking what towns we wanted to go to, then started picking what stories we wanted to do with each town.”
Millen said it took three to four months to produce the series.
“We started in early summer doing all the towns and traveling all over the state, and we really enjoyed it,” Millen said. “This was one of our favorite shows to produce.”
Millen said they didn’t think they were going to be nominated, so they were shocked and excited.
“We worked really hard on every episode but we didn’t have any expectations that it would be nominated,” Millen said. “We did submit it because we kind of wanted to see (and) kind of judge where we were at and see if people, you know, appreciated it. “
The award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Branson, Missouri, Oct. 1.
AnneMarie Carrigan is a THRIVE intern reporting for the Muleskinner. THRIVE is a two-year program to help intellectually- or developmentally-challenged young adults build skills for transitioning from home to independence.