Around the World with Christiane Amanpour was one of three original digital video series launched in at the outset of the groundbreaking alliance between ABC News and Yahoo! News.
Reaching an audience of over 100 million and making the Yahoo!-ABC News Network the #1 source of news on the web, this dynamic partnership combines the news gathering expertise, production, and top talent of ABC News with Yahoo's unparalleled global reach.
Nowhere is the power of this digital-age alliance more apparent than in Christiane Amanpour's weekly digital-only effort.
We have presented for your consideration just one example of Around the World – "2011: Reformation, Revenge, Revolution" – which encompasses the broad range of topics covered by this wide-ranging series.
From October to December of 2011, Christiane and her digital team tackled equality for Arab women, the ethics of drone warfare, America's greatest threat -- the Haqqani, the stolen babies of Spain under dictator Francisco Franco (Niños Rabados), the astonishing violence of Mexican cartels, and Ghadafi's final interview.
But, perhaps most significant: the average audience for each one of these episodes can be double or even triple what we might see through traditional outlets; this series has brought these tough and important stories to millions.
And it did so at a critical time: stories of global significance exploded in 2011, and ABC News & Yahoo! together brought them to an entirely new audience, forging a new path for good, old-fashioned journalism.
What's next? Hidden black markets, a special series on AIDS, the brewing crisis between Iran and Israel – all the stories that aren't supposed to work on the web but have found a home – and intense interest – in this important series.
ABC News Digital and Yahoo! asks you to judge Around the World with Christiane Amanpour for a 33rd Annual Emmy Award in the category of New Approaches: Documentaries and sincerely thanks you for your consideration.