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January 01 2009

Ambassador Andrew Young Honored with 3 Emmys

 

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(Atlanta, GA -- June 29, 2009) -- Andrew Young Presents, the syndicated television series launched by former Atlanta Mayor and United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young won 2 Emmy's yesterday at the 2009 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards. Ambassador Young was also awarded the prestigious Governor's Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast.

"In the Civil Rights Movement, it was our ability to package a message to illustrate our cause in a 60 second segment on the evening news that was key to our success. We could not have been effective without television." said Ambassador Young accepting the Governor's Award.

Andrew Young and CB Hackworth won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement: Television Crafts Achievement Excellence –Writer –Program (Non News) for Walking with Guns, featuring Clifford “T.I.” Harris, one of the world’s most popular Hip-Hop artists. The film is about the tragedy of gun violence, the hope of redemption, and the famous Hip-Hop artist coming to term with his troubled past.

Andrew Young, CB Hackworth, Chris Tucker and Dan McCain won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement: Television Programming Excellence [Magazine Program] for Chris Tucker in Africa.

Three years ago, Ambassador Andrew Young began to create documentaries to share his vision of our possibilities with an international audience. Since then, the Emmy-winning Andrew Young Presents has produced six (6) one hour documentaries that have been syndicated in nearly 100 television markets reaching 80% of all U.S. households, such as the ABC affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta. Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Civil Rights and non-violence have been topics of the series.

Andrew Young Presents is a project of the Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc. The Andrew Young Foundation works to transform the way we understand our people, our global community and our possibilities.
www.andrewyoung.org and www.andrewyoungpresents.com.