Emmy Win “Times Two” for Georgia Historical Society’s Own Stan Deaton


Emmy Win “Times Two” for

Georgia Historical Society’s Own Stan Deaton


Savannah, Ga., June 10, 2013 – Saturday was a banner night for the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) and Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) when Senior Historian Stan Deaton and Today in Georgia History took home two Emmy Awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

Deaton, along with GPB producers Keocia Howard, Don Smith and Bruce Burkhardt received the awards in the categories Outstanding Achievement:  Television News and Program Specialty Excellence, Historic/Cultural and, Outstanding Achievement: Television Crafts Achievement Excellence, respectively.

“This award isn’t just about the four names engraved on the trophy,” said Deaton.  “I am honored to share this acknowledgement with many people at GHS and GPB who made every segment possible.”

“You don’t become an historian to win an Emmy,” added Deaton.  “The vision was to create a program that would educate and inform generations of Georgians to come.  This is the validation that we have done just that.”

Today in Georgia History is only the beginning of the work we are doing to bring Georgia History alive in classrooms across the state,” said W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society.  “Through our joint website, www.todayingeorgiahistory.org, we are giving teachers, students, and history enthusiasts additional resources that augment each and every episode of Today in Georgia History.

Today in Georgia History is a joint production of the Georgia Historical Society and Georgia Public Broadcasting.  These are the first Emmy nominations and wins for Today in Georgia History since it began airing in September 2011.



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