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An Emmy for ‘Where Soldiers Come From’

• October 25, 2012 • 12:13 PM

Last November, we alerted you to keep an eye out for “Where Soldiers Come From,” a superb documentary that was about to make its broadcast debut on PBS.  Heather Courtney’s film follows four friends from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as they enlist in the National Guard, endure a harrowing stint in Afghanistan, and deal with a variety of challenges as they readjust to civilian life.

We’re happy to report that, earlier this month, the film was awarded a well-deserved News and Documentary Emmy in the category “Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story, Long Form.” It is currently available on DVD or digital download, and well worth catching.

Tom Jacobs
Staff writer Tom Jacobs is a veteran journalist with more than 20 years experience at daily newspapers. He has served as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Daily News and the Santa Barbara News-Press. His work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Ventura County Star.

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