Nas wins an Emmy for ESPN documentary feature

May 9, 2011

Nasir Jones can finally claim a major award, and somehow it wasn’t a Grammy. For ESPN, Nas directed, narrated, and scored “Survival 1,” a documentary broadcast on ESPN’s E:60 newsmagazine show. The story follows two amputees in Liberia, victims of the recent decade-long Liberian Civil War, who put aside their desolate prospects by participating in an soccer program designed to help amputees. That feature just won a Emmy for sports broadcasting, the first ever award Nas has won, as he described it, “of this magnitude.”

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posted: May 9th, 2011, 2:01pm


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