Midwest Emmys Choo-Choo Choose “The Choo Choo Bob Show”

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Acclaimed Minnesota TV show gets six nods, including Best Children’s Program.

Minnesota-produced children’s program “The Choo Choo Bob Show,” which airs on channel 45 in the Twin Cities, has been nominated for six Upper Midwest Emmys. The live-action show, which hearkens back to classic children’s shows like “The Muppet Show,” has been nominated in six categories, including Children’s Program (12 & Under), Musical Composition/Arrangement, Program Editor (Non-News), Program Writer (Non-News), On-Camera Talent-Performer/Narrator and Lighting.

The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a membership organization dedicated to excellence in television, released the nominations on Fri., Aug. 23. Winners are selected by their peers and will be announced at the Emmy Gala on Sat., Sept. 28, at the State Theater in downtown Minneapolis. The chapter serves the local television industries of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Minnesota.

“Six nominations is a tremendous honor for all of us ‘The Choo Choo Bob Show,’” says Bob Medcraft, the show’s creator and producer. “We have an incredibly talented cast and crew behind our high-energy, family-friendly programming — so to be recognized for outstanding work by the Emmy’s? We’re over the moon!”

“The Choo Choo Bob Show,” aimed at ages three to seven, features Choo Choo Bob and his friends creatively exploring all things train-related. The cast visits real trains across the country, and renowned musical guests drop by to jam, including LA-based Latin group Ozomatli and indie rock singer/songwriter Haley Bonar.

“The Choo Choo Bob Show” will be performing live at the Minnesota State Fair on August 30 and 31. For more information about the show, please visit choochoobobs.com/ - /about.

“The Choo Choo Bob Show” is a production of Birdhouse Holdings, LLC, founded by Bob Medcraft, producer of the show and creator of Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store, and Bob Vince, the show’s executive producer. For more information about where to see the show both on television and live, how to visit the store, and for other news, visit choochoobobs.com, like the show at facebook.com/TheChooChooBobShow and subscribe to youtube.com/TheChooChooBobShow.

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