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April 27, 2015
The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Wins Outstanding Special Class Series at 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards
(DEARBORN, MI – April 27, 2015) — The Henry Ford is proud to announce that The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, produced in partnership with Litton Entertainment, won the Emmy® for Outstanding Special Class Series at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. This is the first nomination and first win for the national television series currently in its first season as part of the CBS Television Network’s CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic! Saturday morning lineup. In addition to the win, the series was also nominated in the categories of Outstanding Writing Special Class and Outstanding Single Camera Editing.
“This achievement is truly an honor for us,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “With this show, we are making a difference in the lives of young people each week, inspiring them to make their mark in this world. We couldn’t be happier with our partners Litton Entertainment, CBS Television Networks and the entire production team. I’m also so proud of the hard work and dedication our entire team at The Henry Ford puts into this show to make sure each episode is nothing but stellar.”
The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation hosted by CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca, made its national television debut in the fall of 2014. The intent of the show is to stimulate curiosity and inspire audiences with entertaining and educational stories about yesterday and today’s visionaries, highlighting the turning points that changed the course of history, and the innovation, and inventions that changed the world. The weekly half-hour program presents stories related to the process of innovation and each episode features a segment about The Henry Ford.
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.6 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this weekly half-hour Emmy-winning show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org.
About Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, is the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure features all original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescueand Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!, including Emmy® nominated Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nationwith Mo Rocca, All in With Laila Ali, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton recently announced the new block of programming for The CW, One Magnificent Morning. The new block launched October 4, 2014. Litton’s news division, Litton News Source, distributesConsumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.