FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Receives
43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Award and Multiple 37th Annual Telly Awards
(DEARBORN, MI – May 5, 2016) – The Henry Ford announced today that in partnership with Litton Entertainment, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation has been honored for the second consecutive year by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with a Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Writing Special Class. The series, which airs as part of the three hour block of programming titled, “CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic,” airing every weekend was also honored with three 37th Annual Telly Awards. The winning Telly categories include, Silver Level: Education, Bronze Level: Children, and Bronze Level: Information.
“We are beyond thrilled for our television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation to be honored by the Television and Film industries and receive such highly regarded and distinguished awards in only our second season,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “We know the show is making a difference around the world and influencing and inspiring young people to think like innovators and reach their full potential.”
Hosted by CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca and airing each weekend on The CBS Network, the Emmy® winning weekly half-hour program highlights stories related to the process of innovation and showcases the many experiences that are accessible at The Henry Ford.
For more information on The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, visit www.thehenryford.org/innovationnation.
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 1.7 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 Giant Screen Experience. 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 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, and was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue and 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® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, The Inspectors, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and beginning October 1st, 2016 Litton will provide NBC stations six original E/I series under the iconic brand, The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.
Director of Media and Film Relations 313-982-6125
Meg Lavigne (Litton) President of Television 617-340-4155