Andrew Cuomo to Receive Emmy for His ‘Masterful Use of Television’ During Pandemic

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by Mary Rose Corkery

 

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be awarded the International Emmy Founder’s Award for his coronavirus daily briefings, a Friday press release said.

Cuomo will get the award  “in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world,” an International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences press release saidCuomo will receive the award during the live awards show Monday morning.

“The Governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,”  International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner said, according to the press briefing.

“People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back,” Paisner continued, according to the press release.

Cuomo’s first media briefing” was March 2 and his last was June 19, the press release said. The briefings were watched by 59 million people and broadcasted locally, nationally on major cable news channels, and globally

Oprah Winfrey, former Democratic Vice President Al-Gore and Director Steven Spielberg are among those who previously received the Founder’s Award, the press release said.

Cuomo’s office didn’t immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment. Eva Obadia, a senior director with the Emmys’, directed the DCNF to the press release.

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Mary Rose Corkery is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “New York Governor Andrew Cuomo” by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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2 Thoughts to “Andrew Cuomo to Receive Emmy for His ‘Masterful Use of Television’ During Pandemic”

  1. This is what is wrong with America. They watch too much TV. And now a word from our sponsors. Look Marge a new pill! Let’s ask the doctor if it will be right for me. America is drugged up, in debt, and dumbed down.

  2. Beatrice Shaw

    Both he and his brother are wonderfully BRIGHT men! Congratulations

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