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Nov. 21, 2007

Professor Schama Wins International Emmy for Power of Art

Simon Schama
Simon Schama

Simon Schama, University Professor at Columbia, has won an International Emmy Award for Arts Programming for his BBC/WNET/Channel 13-produced television series Simon Schama's Power of Art. The International Emmys were presented on Nov. 19 in New York. The episode for which Professor Schama received his Emmy focused on the 17th-century Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

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Schama, who has taught history and art history at Columbia since 1994, has won broad acclaim for his books as well as his television programming – most recently, Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution won the 2007 National Book Critics' Circle Award for Non-Fiction. Schama has also been an essayist and critic for The New Yorker since 1994. He is currently working on a four-part series for BBC and PBS called "The American Future: A History" to air around the presidential election of 2008.

 

Story by Anne Burt. Photo courtesy of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences