Three shows receive Beard awards

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Two pubTV shows and a pubradio program were honored with James Beard Awards in the past week. Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie topped the Television Food Show contest. The program is produced by Ruth Reichl and distributed by American Public Television. WGBH’s longrunning The Victory Garden won in the Television Food Segment category. The James Beard Foundation credited host Michel Nischan and producers Laurie Donnelly, Hilary Finkel Buxton, Deborah Hurley, Craig Rogers, Cheryl Carlesimo and John McCally. In the Radio Food Show competition, the jurors picked American Public Media’s The Splendid Table. Host: Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Producers: Sally Swift and Jennifer Russell.