The Washington Redskins announced June 16 that the Redskins Broadcast Network won three 2007 Emmy Awards at the 50th Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, June 14 in Washington, D.C.
This marks the team's first-ever Emmy Award and nominations since the debut of the Redskins Broadcast Network in 2005. The Redskins were nominated for three Emmy Awards and won in all three categories.
"We are very proud of this honor," said Mitch Gershman, Chief Operating Officer of the Washington Redskins. "These shows and broadcasts provide our fans with great content, live game action and a unique perspective of Redskins history."
The Redskins Broadcast Network won 2007 Emmy Awards in the following categories:
- Sports--One-Time Special--75 Years of Redskins Football Built on Tradition
- Sports--Program Feature Segment--Remembering #21
- Sports Event/Game--Live/Unedited--Redskins vs. Steelers, NFL Preseason Football
75 years of Redskins Football Built on Tradition, narrated by CNN broadcasting legend Bernard Shaw, chronicled the greatest moments in Washington Redskins history. This one-hour documentary was produced by Larry Michael, Executive Producer, Tim DeLaney, Senior Producer and Marc Dress, Director of Photography/Lighting Director.
"The Redskins lived this story, we merely consolidated the impact," Shaw said. "We are grateful for the ending."
Remembering #21, a special tribute regarding the untimely death of Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor, and The Redskins vs. Steelers, NFL Preseason Football game were also honored. Michael and DeLaney served as executive and senior producers, respectively. Brad Baker was an assistant producer on Remembering #21.
"We are honored as a team to be first-time Emmy Award winners and hope our fans enjoy our programming as much as we enjoy producing it," said Michael.
Production is underway for the Redskins Legacy Documentary: Stories from a Super Season.
The Redskins' 2008 preseason broadcast schedule can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet and WUSA- TV Channel 9.