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'Legacy List with Matt Paxton' Nominated for Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Series

Legacy List team in front of a house
Left to right: "Legacy List" team members Jaime Ebanks, Mike Kelleher, host Matt Paxton and Avi Hopkins. (Credit: Jay Paul, Jay Paul Photography)

Richmond, Va. (June 30, 2021) – The popular public television series Legacy List with Matt Paxton has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Series, it was announced Monday. Awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the Daytime Emmy Awards Lifestyle Programming ceremony will be presented on the Emmy® OTT platform on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET.

Legacy List with Matt Paxton uncovers America’s diverse legacy, one house and one family at a time. Each episode follows a family’s emotional journey as Matt and his team of historians, conservators and experts help them sort through a house full of memories as they prepare to downsize. Season 3 began filming this month and will premiere in January 2022. Season 2 of Legacy List with Matt Paxton is currently airing on public television stations nationwide and streaming on pbs.org and mylegacylist.com.

“The entire Legacy List team is delighted by this honor,” says series host Matt Paxton. “It’s great to be part of such a positive show and to have the opportunity to shine a light on these extraordinary families. By going through their legacy lists, we learn not only about their stories but about our country’s history as well. And since we all have items from family members we love, we can all relate to their journeys.”

“The idea of home can elicit powerful feelings. The stories of families and their personal items, keepsakes, histories and homes shared on Legacy List have really resonated with viewers. Matt and his team are so thoughtful; they are invested in the families they work with, and I think that authenticity comes through in every episode,” says Steve Humble, Chief Content Officer at VPM.

Legacy List is a compelling series with mass appeal, sharing deeply personal stories uncovered through the discovery of family heirlooms and other historical treasures,” notes Cynthia Fenneman, President and CEO of American Public Television, national distributor of Legacy List. “This is an incredible and well-deserved honor for the talented team at VPM and the series. We look forward to Season 3 of this popular, skillfully produced and memorable program!”

Says Michael Yudin, President of MY Entertainment: “I am so proud to be associated with this show and the people involved. It takes a village to have success, but it takes people like Steve and others at VPM to take a shot at it.”

Legacy List with Matt Paxton is produced by MY Entertainment and Shipyard Entertainment in association with VPM, Virginia’s home for public media, and distributed to public television stations across the U.S. by American Public Television (APT). The series also airs on Create®TV, which presents the best in public media lifestyle programming. The Executive Producers are Joe Townley, Michael Yudin, Mike Maddocks and Neil J. Patel.

Visit MyLegacyList.com for more information about Legacy List with Matt Paxton and tips about downsizing and decluttering.


About VPM
As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education. VPM operates public television stations VPM PBS, VPM Plus, VPM PBS KIDS, lifestyle channel VPM Create and international program channel VPM WORLD, as well as Richmond NPR station VPM News (88.9 FM) and VPM Music (107.3 FM, 93.1 FM and 88.9-HD2). In the Northern Neck (89.1 FM) and Southside Virginia (90.1 FM), listeners receive a combination of news and music. Audiences can access VPM online at VPM.org and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

About APT
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series and news and current affairs programs. Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, AfroPoP, Rick Steves’ Europe, Pacific Heartbeat, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television, Legacy List with Matt Paxton, Lidia’s Kitchen, Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen, Simply Ming, The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Live From the Artists Den, James Patterson’s Kid Stew and NHK Newsline are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org. 


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