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Kansas homegrown: Pinkall nominated for Emmy for work at the Sochi Olympics

An unusual interest Bryan Pinkall, formerly of Great Bend, had is flags and that odd bit of knowledge was useful in planning the protocol section of the Sochi Olympics . He writes in his blog, “Of my many odd fascinations, as a boy I memorized all the flags of the world. Finally, I found it w...

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Dr. Bryan Pinkall, who grew up in Great Bend, recently drove home from Manhattan and broke the news to his parents, Michelle and Gary, with a short video that he had a special vacation planned in August.  
They will walk the red carpet in Los Angeles with Bryan  because he and crew members received a prime time Emmy nomination in Art Direction Special Class with four nominations for work at the Sochi Olympics.
“They (parents) were pretty shocked,” he said.
Pinkall was the manager of performance operations and directions for the protocol segment of the magical Olympics opening ceremony, one ...

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