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Biz Kid$ Wins National Emmy Award
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:40 AM

Biz Kid$ has won a national Emmy Award, television’s highest honor. The award for Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing was presented to Biz Kid$ in a gala celebration in Los Angeles, Calif. June 14.

Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. The Texas Credit Union Foundation (TCUF) has been a supporter of BizKid$ since its inception. In fact, TCUF supported the production of seasons 1 - 5.  TCUF has also incorporated the BizKid$ program in its free “train the trainer” sessions. Credit unions can learn more about the “train the trainer” sessions online, at http://www.tcuf.coop/NEFE_High_School_Financial_Planning_Program.html.

Additionally, TCUF Executive Director Courtney Moran serves on the BizKid$ National Advisory committee.

The 40th annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards are hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Emmy Awards recognize creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all creative fields of daytime television production.  The series was also nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing.

This is the second Emmy Award for Biz Kid$. The show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design in 2009.  It has been nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards in the last five years. 

Biz Kid$ has continually garnered attention in and outside of the credit union industry.  In addition to Emmy Award recognition, Biz Kid$  has won the Environmental Media Award for Outstanding Children’s Television Series, a Silver Telly Award for Outstanding Children's Financial Literacy Programming, and most recently the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. In 2010, it also earned the credit union industry’s most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.

NCUF oversees fundraising, outreach and administrative responsibilities of Biz Kid$.  Over the past six years, more than 300 credit unions and affiliated organizations have raised more than $13.8 million that has supported the show’s production, website and curriculum. In fact, every Biz Kid$ episode begins and ends with a narrator reminding viewers that: “Production funding for Biz Kid$ is provided by America’s Credit Unions, where people are worth more than money.”

For more information about Biz Kid$, click here.