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PHOTOS: Road to the Emmys – Documentary or Nonfiction Series
“The Abolitionists (American Experience)”
Weighty look at complicated topic not often explored deeply in history class.
A cornucopia of U.S. cultural movers and shakers; the highlight, a look at TV pioneer Mel Brooks, may give this series an edge with Emmy voters.
“The Men Who Built America”
History’s big foray — using glossy re-enactments to help tell the stories of industry titans — into PBS-like programming nabbed four noms.
“Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman”
Rookie nominee tackles weighty questions with guidance from Everyman Freeman, reps a twist in this category.
Emmy voters can show how edgy they are if this series featuring the gonzo journalism — who else would take Dennis Rodman to North Korea? — of these provocateurs.