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VH1 Rock Doc 'DMC: My Adoption Journey' Takes Home a News & Documentary Emmy Award

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The critically acclaimed VH1 Rock Docsfranchise picked up its first Emmy win last night as "DMC: My AdoptionJourney" was awarded a News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Arts & CultureProgramming. The other nominees in VH1's category were "I'm Mike Wallace: A 60Minutes Tribute" (CBS); "Favela Rising" (Cinemax) and "Lomax The Songhunter"(PBS).

The 28th Annual News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards were presented by theNational Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last night at a black-tieceremony at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City . Onethousand media industry executives, journalists, and producers attended theevent which honors outstanding achievement in television journalism byindividuals and programs, distributed via broadcast, cable and broadband.

"DMC: My Adoption Journey" premiered in February 2006 as the firstdocumentary in the VH1 Rock Docs franchise. VH1 Rock Docs are high-endfeature-length documentaries that each reveal an untold story in the historyof rock and hip-hop music, combining never-before-seen footage with a uniqueand unconventional narrative approach. The documentaries tell some of themost unique stories of artists and music from a wide range of genres, styles,and musical perspectives. Since its launch, the VH1 Rock Docs brand hasproduced and aired such films as "Heavy: The Story of Metal," "The DrugYears," "Last Days of Left Eye," "Bling'd: Blood, Diamonds and Hip Hop," "TheU.S. vs. John Lennon ," "Monterey 40," "NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell" and theupcoming "Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who" among others.

Six years ago at the age of 35, hip-hop pioneer and co-founder of themulti-platinum legendary group Run-D.M.C., Darryl "DMC" McDaniels made astartling discovery: he was adopted. Suddenly everything he thought he knewabout himself changed. This revelation occurred after the death of Jam MasterJay and while DMC was going through a deep depression. He began to questionhis purpose and place in life. DMC invited VH1 on his journey to track downthis other family he never knew was out there. "DMC: MY ADOPTION JOURNEY"documented that search.

As DMC embarked on this courageous quest for his birth mother he hadlittle information to go on. Given only what might be his biological mother'sname DMC sought help in many places. The four month search created a rollercoaster of emotions as DMC was faced with daily disappointments mixed withhope. All the while, his adoptive family struggled to understand his need tosearch for his roots. The end result provided closure for DMC and animportant piece of clarity on life that he was looking for.

Log onto more information on "DMC: MY ADOPTION JOURNEY" and links to adoptionresources.

DMC fans can track the latest news on DMC's videos, album and relatedactivities via, his newly redesigned official fan clubweb site or, by joining DMC Mobile, by sending "DMC" to 22122.

"DMC: MY ADOPTION JOURNEY" is a production of VH1, directed and producedby Rick Sasson , edited/scored by Pierre Takal. Warren Cohen serves asSupervising Producer and Brad Abramson as Executive Producer. MichaelHirschorn and Shelly Tatro also serve as Executive Producers.

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