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Add Emmy To List Of Obama Accolades

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At a glance

  • Award given to former President Barack Obama on Saturday by Television Academy.
  • Obama and wife, former first lady Michelle Obama’s production company is named “Higher Ground.”
  • Obama, who shortly after taking office in 2009 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize,  now one of two U.S. presidents to have won an Emmy.
  • Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower reportedly received a special award from the television academy in 1956.

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