Knowledge Network Documentary Wins People’s Choice and Best Documentary Series at Leo Awards | Knowledge.ca

Encore presentation starts tonight at 10pm PT on Knowledge Network and online at knowledge.ca/er

VANCOUVER, June 2, 2014 – Knowledge Network’s ground-breaking documentary series Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH won the People’s Choice and Best Documentary Series awards at the 16th annual Leo Awards held this past weekend in Vancouver.

“We are absolutely thrilled and honoured that Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH received such important awards,” said Murray Battle, Director of Independent Production and Presentation at Knowledge Network. “To be recognized by B.C. viewers as the number one series in the province is exciting for everyone involved, and speaks to the incredible success of Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH on television and the web.”

Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH is a six episode documentary series developed in collaboration with Knowledge Network, Vancouver Coastal Health and Lark Productions. Set in Vancouver General Hospital’s emergency room, it features a dedicated medical team struggling around the clock against a never-ending onslaught of injuries, assaults and oddities. With unprecedented access to one of the busiest emergency rooms in British Columbia, this series is gripping, heartbreaking and a totally unforgettable view of local heroes saving lives.

Catch encore episodes of Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH Mondays at 10pm PT and Fridays at 11pm PT on British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. Episodes are also available on the series’ interactive companion website at knowledge.ca/er.

About Knowledge Network

A viewer-supported public broadcaster, British Columbia’s Knowledge Network offers commercial-free creative documentaries, arts and culture, drama and children’s programs from British Columbia, Canada and around the world. Knowledge Network plays a vital role in supporting the independent production community in B.C. through the commissioning of broadcast and digital interactive content.