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Emmy Award | Christina DeFranco

2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program

2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational/Instructional Program Winner: Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program Boston / New England Chapter honors CPTV’s When You See Something, Will You Say Something? as the Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program. DeFranco served as Program Host.

Teachers are Learners: Customized Education Grants to Boost Performance in the Classroom

We’ve all had a teacher who inspired us, leaving an indelible impression that steered our future course of learning. For me, it was Mr. Glavin. He was a demanding taskmaster who would rap on the table with his right hand, point in your direction, call out your last name and then expect you to fire…

Emmy Award | Christina DeFranco

2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Interstitial

2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Interstitial Winner: Outstanding Interstitial Boston / New England Chapter honors CPTV’s Made in Connecticut as Outstanding Interstitial. DeFranco was the Producer / Writer / Director / Host.

Emmy Award | Christina DeFranco

2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program

2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program Winner: Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program Boston / New England Chapter honors CPTV’s Made in Connecticut as Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program. DeFranco was the Producer / Writer / Director / Host.

Innovation in Connecticut

Connecticut has a long tradition of innovation: The sewing machine, the vacuum cleaner, and the color television were all invented in this state. But innovation isn’t necessarily defined as a major breakthrough; it can manifest as a new twist on a conventional product or device. Imagine the world saddled with the first version of the…

New Documentary for CPTV on Innovative and Environmentally-conscious Companies: “Made in CT”

I’m working on a new documentary for CPTV called “Made in CT” that features innovative manufacturing companies in the state. Everybody knows we have Pratt & Whitney, which has spawned dozens of supply chain manufacturers in the aerospace industry. But very few people had any idea Connecticut is also home to some innovative companies in…

"Connecticut's Gun Fight" Nominated for an Emmy

The documentary “Connecticut’s Gun Fight” that I produced with the talented team from Connecticut Public Television has been nominated for an Emmy.  The half-hour long program explores the issue of gun rights as Connecticut legislators considered sweeping new legislation in the wake of the horrific tragedy in Sandy Hook.  The show is nominated in the…

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On Behalf of Bees

I remember growing up, hearing about “The Birds and the Bees” in hushed, embarrassed tones.  I confess: I actually thought at some point, my parents were going to offer some new and startling wisdom about birds and bees that was critical to my well-being.  Well, that never happened.  So, this Earth Day,  in honor of…

Treading Lightly

Christina DeFranco is the environmental producer and host of the Treading Lightly segments featured on Connecticut Public Television’s new magazine show All Things Connecticut. The show is currently airing on Thursday’s at 8pm, with rebroadcasts on Mondays at 11 pm and Wednesdays at 5 pm. You can also watch episodes on line by following this…

Emmy Award | Christina DeFranco

2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program

2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program Winner: Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program Boston / New England Chapter honors CPTV’s Empowering Connecticut as the Outstanding Informational / Instructional Program. DeFranco served as the Producer / Director / Host of the 3-part series.

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