Chicago, Ill., Dec 15, 2016 / 19:08 pm
Two Emmy Awards have gone to a documentary that shows St. John Paul II's central role in the end of communism.
Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism resulted an Emmy for outstanding achievement for documentary programs in the historical category. The award went to the documentary executive producer and Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson, along with producers Justyna Czyszek, Szymon Czyszek, David Naglieri, and Michele Nuzzo-Naglieri.
"We are honored to receive these awards and grateful for the recognition it gives to this important film, which tells the story of how Eastern Europe regained its freedom without violence and by calling forth the best in the human spirit," Anderson said. "The documentary shows how John Paul was the essential leader in making this happen and in such a hopeful, inspiring way."
Anderson worked with St. John Paul II when he served in the Reagan White House. He is now Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization with 1.9 million members worldwide.