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Virginia Currents Feature Wins Emmy

George Dennehy

Virginia Currents recently won a “Best Segment in a Magazine Program” Emmy® for the “George Dennehy – A Story of Inspiration” feature. The story was produced and edited by Patty Nevadomski, and the videographers were Mike Rogers and Carroll Smith. This was the only nominee out of 9 entries for this category.

Competing against Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland and Virginia Beach, Richmond’s Emmy® entries were submitted to the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – the chapter responsible for awarding the Emmy® to those in the television industry that exhibit a level of excellence worthy of an Emmy® for the region.

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(This Virginia Currents feature first aired in 2013.)

About The Feature

George Dennehy was born without arms in Romania where he was put up for adoption. Ashland couple, Sharon & Michael Dennehy, adopted George – who uses his feet like his hands. George learned how to drive a car, play the cello, piano and guitar – all with his feet. His musical accomplishments have enabled him to play at a concert with the GooGoo Dolls, perform a song written for him by a group of Nashville musicians, and play for his local church.

His accomplishments, attitude, talent, and caring spirit are inspirational. The Dennehy’s have 3 biological children and have adopted 9 others from various countries – many with disabilities.

Hosted by Daphne Maxwell Reid, the 23rd season of Virginia Currents can be seen every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS and WHTJ PBS. Please check local listings for additional air-times.