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American Experience Earns Three Emmy Nominations

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE has been honored with three nominations for the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Announced this morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated AMERICAN EXPERIENCE for "Outstanding Nonfiction Series.”  In addition, the series’ film My Lai received nominations for "Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming" and for "Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking."

My Lai, a powerful look at the 1968 massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke ranks to try to halt the atrocities, was broadcast in April on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and can now be screened in its entirety on the film's player page

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is currently in its 23rd season and has received over 250 awards including recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, International Documentary Association, Organization of American Historians, Writers Guild, Television Critics Association, National Education Association, Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

The series has also earned seven Primetime Emmys, including the award for "Outstanding Nonfiction Series.”

The Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 29th at 8pm ET on NBC. The Creative Arts Awards will be broadcast on E! Friday, August 27th.


Tory Starr is a Production Assistant for American Experience.

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