'Savage Report' captures 2 Emmys

Joey “Peanut” Benton of Summerville shows off a Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy won last month by “The Savage Report.” Joey, who has cystic fibrosis, was featured in a segment about health care.

The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded two Emmys last month to "The Savage Report," the only Charleston program to receive the awards this year.

The public affairs program airs on Comcast C2 and is hosted by well-known Charleston defense attorney Andy Savage. It runs at 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday.

The program won Best Public Affairs Program Feature Segment for "Military Dogs," which focused on the Charleston Naval Consolidated Brig's program that lets military prisoners train dogs for use by other soldiers injured in war.

It also won Best Health/Science News Program for "Peanut Goes to Washington," which featured a 7-year-old Summerville boy with cystic fibrosis, Joey "Peanut" Benton, who lobbied Congress for better health care.

The program also was nominated for Best Business/Consumer News Report for "Tax Dollars Sailing Away," which highlighted a local resident's efforts to uncover tax evasion by yacht owners docking in Charleston waters.

The program previously won Best Public Affairs Program in 2009.

"We're honored to be the only program in Charleston to receive these Emmy Awards," Savage said in a press release. "And while it's terrific to be honored for our team's work, winning over some excellent contenders like those in Atlanta makes these awards worth accepting."

The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards programs in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Asheville, N.C. Visit www.c2savage report.com.