GSUTV: 3-time EMMY Award Nominee (2018)

Posted On May 9, 2018
Categories Awards, News, Publicity

The Department of Communication is proud to announce that GSUTV stands out as a relevant contender among the most prestigious in the television production industry after acquiring—not one, not two but—three 2018 EMMY award nominations. An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

Bob Judson—the managing director of GSUTV, Professor of Practice for the Department of Communication and 40 year media professional—had this to say about the achievement:

GSUTV is honored to be nominated for three Southeast Region Emmy Awards. It was only through the diligent and focused efforts of our students and staff that we have been able to achieve this industry recognition.

GSUTV continues to lead the way in providing students with signature experiences, hands-on training, and real-world opportunities to create & develop a league of exceptional industry professionals ready for the workforce. This prestigious honor is a reflection of the consistent dedication, diligence and stellar work ethic that GSUTV students & staff pour into every project. We are so proud of you GSUTV! Keep up the great work!

For more information about GSUTV and their most recent programming visit their website at See below for a quick summary of their 2018 Emmy nominations.

Remembering Vietnam

“Duty, Honor, and a Country Divided”


  • Nominated for “News Special” category
  • Developed & produced over a six-month period by GSUTV students and staff
  • First aired on Veteran’s Day, 2017 & continues to air on GSUTV
  • A sequel “Return to Vietnam” is currently in pre-production and will air in 2018

Fifty years later the Vietnam War still haunts us. There are many unanswered questions about the conflict that half a century later still haunts those caught up in the conflict. Remembering Vietnam is not a historical dissertation, but stories of human perseverance told by those who lived through those tumultuous times. GSUTV interviewed war veterans, anti-war activists, and Vietnamese-Americas who were forced to leave their country.

ADDICTED: The Opioid Epidemic

“The War we are losing right here in our own back yard”


  • Nominated for “Documentary Topical” category
  • Produced over a 4 month period entirely by GSU students and staff
  • Interviews were conducted throughout the State of Georgia
  • The student producer, Savannah Pratt, is already a Emmy winner for a show she produced for CNN

The CDC has released figures that 63,000 people will have died in 2017 from opioid overdoses. This is a war that is claiming the lives of sons, daughters, and family members right here in America over a one-year period. We know the problem, it is well publicized, but how does it affect the lives of those that suffer through the hellish agony of addition on a daily basis? We spoke to counselors, addicts, and family member to try to understand the cause of this epidemic and the seriousness of this war at home.

The Shuler Awards

“Celebrating Excellence in High School Musical Theater”


  • Nominated for “Special Event Coverage” category
  • Broadcast live throughout the State of Georgia by satellite and on cable systems
  • A production crew of over 125
  • An entirely live 10 camera production
  • 25 GSU students working alongside industry professionals

Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards celebrate excellence in high school musical theater. The Awards are named in honor of actor/singer and Georgia native, Shuler Hensley, winner of the prestigious Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. The program embodies a spirit of camaraderie and celebration for the arts in high schools across Georgia. For the past three years GSUTV and Georgia Public Broadcasting have partnered to produce a live two-hour broadcast (complete with a pre-show red carpet) celebrating the accomplishment of these talented students and teachers.