]“Healthbeat with Sara Lee Kessler,” a TV interview program that examines critical public health issues, has been honored with a Mid-Atlantic Emmy nomination for its host, veteran broadcast journalist, Sara Lee Kessler. The nomination is for the pilot in the series, entitled, “Postpartum Depression: Not Just the Baby Blues.” It features experts on PPD, including women who have been affected.
The in-studio interview segments were shot in New Jersey but the program travelled beyond the state to Pittsburgh and North Carolina to look at innovative research and treatment for women affected by Postpartum Depression. The program, which debuted on WHYY in Philadelphia and NJTV in New Jersey earlier this year, has been produced for PBS television stations.
The winners of the Emmy Awards will be announced at a gala dinner in Philadelphia on September 22nd.
Congratulations and many thanks to Sara Lee Kessler for her meticulous and comprehensive update on a critical issue that led to this wonderful honor! Mothers and those who love them will be following this story through the Awards Presentation Ceremony in Philadelphia next month.
How validating it would be to so many who have suffered to witness the award of this honor to a high caliber journalist who has tackled a mental health issue that few would pursue. This would be the first time EVER that such a well-researched, well-presented program on postpartum depression received such prestigious recognition!