Palomar College television producer wins Emmy

SAN MARCOS — Palomar College Television, or PCTV, Producer Bill Wisneski won an Emmy last month for producing the documentary “Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.” Wisneski received the award, his third Emmy win, at the 36th annual Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards event June 26 at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego.
The Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievements in television by conferring annual awards of merit in the Pacific Southwest region, which includes San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev.
“I feel very fortunate to have received this award,” Wisneski said. “It’s a huge honor. This recognition is a result of the tireless efforts of everyone who worked on this project and I share the Emmy with them.”
The documentary was created in collaboration with Palomar College Life Sciences professor Dan Sourbeer, who uses the video in his Ecosystem Biology (Biology 114) class.
“I am extremely proud to be associated with this Emmy Award-winning video production,” Sourbeer said. “The photographs and video, shot almost entirely while accompanying my Biology 114 class lab in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, combined with an original script, resulted in an educational product that rivals anything seen on commercial television.”
The documentary may be viewed from a link on the PCTV website at


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