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CNN’s ‘United Shades of America’ Featuring the Sikh American Story Wins an Emmy

“Our episode Sikhs in America on #UnitedShadesofAmerica w @wkamaubell won an EMMY!...

CNN’s Emmy Award-winning show, “United Shades of America,” hosted by W. Kamau Bell, which featured the first-ever hour-long episode in May exclusively focusing on the Sikh American community, won more Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Emmys held in Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 8.

While the show won the honor for ‘Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program,’ the episode focusing on Sikhs, “Sikhs in America,” was declared the winner in the ‘Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program’ category. The latter award went to supervising editor Bryan Eber.

“United Shades of America” follows comedian and political provocateur Bell as he explores communities across the U.S. to understand the unique challenges they face...

...The episode also highlighted the agricultural tradition of the community, the Sikh articles of faith and the religion’s history.

Watch the entire episode here:

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