FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2011
AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, firstname.lastname@example.org
AARP’s National TV Show My Generation Nominated for Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award
* My Generation to go head to head with Nate Berkus, Martha Stewart and How Do I Look?*
WASHINGTON – Today, AARP’s national lifestyle television program My Generation received its first nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award. Syndicated nationally on public television, the AARP program focuses on the stories, opportunities and challenges of Americans 50+ on topics including health, money, relationships, volunteering and how to get the most out of life. My Generation is nominated in the category of Outstanding Lifestyle Program, where it will compete against The Style Network’s How Do I Look?, Hallmark’s The Martha Stewart Show, and The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated).
“We’re honored the Academy found our program to exemplify the qualities of a top lifestyle program—real stories about real people,” said Larry Gannon, Vice President, AARP TV & Radio Programming. “This show deals with serious subjects and have the potential, we hope, to help improve the lives of many older Americans and their families. We’re grateful for the recognition.”
The nominated episode titled, “Quiet Heroes” celebrates those who provide inspiration through personal example and commitment to making conditions better for others. Each unique story of service reminds viewers about the necessary role that Quiet Heroes play in our lives and the countless ways we all may choose to serve. In addition to four feature stories, President Obama, Alma Powell (America’s Promise), Dr. Oz and recording artist Jon Bon Jovi add their personal messages on the meaning of service.
The 38th annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be telecast on June 19, 2011 on the CBS Television Network from the Las Vegas Hilton. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2010 calendar year.
My Generation is seen on more than 250 public television stations nationwide, including affiliates in 18 of the top 20 markets. This weekly, half-hour show features celebrities and experts covering issues from health and money to relationships and volunteering. The program includes award-winning stories of reinvention, pursuing your passion, and making a difference. A complete listing of local show times and stations can be found at www.aarp.org/tv-radio/my-generation/
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with nearly 35 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.