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“Our Town: Jackson” Garners Multiple Regional Emmy Awards


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The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Regional Emmy Awards to WOUB’s Evan Shaw, Rusty Smith and Adam Rich along with Liz and Lynn Shaw for their work on the 2017 documentary “Our Town: Jackson.”

“Our Town: Jackson” features an in-depth profile of the history and people of the Appalachian town of Jackson, Ohio.  It premiered in Jackson in the spring of 2017.

Evan Shaw won two Emmy awards – one for Music Composition/Arrangement and another for Writing. This is Shaw’s 12th Emmy win during his young career.                         .

Smith, Rich, and Liz and Lynn Shaw won first-time Emmys for “Music Composition/Arrangement for “Our Town: Jackson.”

The Shaws made this a family affair with father, mother, and son all being winners.

“Winning with my parents is definitely a highlight of my career,” says Evan. “They’re both extremely accomplished musicians, and working with them on these (Our Town) projects has been an incredible experience.”

Evan also praises his WOUB colleagues Smith and Rich.

“I’m really happy for Rusty and Adam, who have been integral to the “Our Town” project, to be recognized for their work,” Evan comments.

“Our Town: Jackson” is one in a series of WOUB Public Media documentaries focusing on the culture and communities of Appalachia.

It is produced in partnership with the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact at Ohio University.