AARP’s My Generation has received its first nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award. The series is nominated in the category Outstanding Lifestyle Program. 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 in distinguished company. Also nominated for Outstanding Lifestyle Program are:
How Do I Look? (Style Network)
The Martha Stewart Show (Hallmark Channel)
The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated)
The Daytime Emmy Awards show will be televised on June 19, 2011, on CBS.
Segments from My Generation shows are available in the program archive on AARP.org. “Quiet Heroes,” the episode that was submitted to the Academy, 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:
"Back on Their Feet": This episode highlights a running club for the homeless that promotes healthier habits among those living in poverty.
"Giving Circles": Meet the African American Women Giving Circle — women from different backgrounds and professions united by the passion to make a difference.
"Fashion Crusader": Designer Carmen Marc Valvo turns personal adversity into a pattern of hope and inspiration that never goes out of style with a personal message about cancer prevention and survival.
"Walking Proof": Patrick Rummerfield is walking proof that never giving up creates miracles. The first fully functional quadriplegic in the history of medicine now competes in marathons and devotes his life to helping others with spinal cord injuries.
My Generation is TV for and about people who get the most out of life. Each week, My Generation 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.