Back in February I mentioned how great it was that Bob Schapiro and his team had received two NY Emmy nominations for the "On the Frontlines: Doing Business in China" series that Bob had worked on and invested in for years. We ran many segments from the series on this site last summer. They are all in the "Doing Business in China" category of posts, and as soon as the "category" function is restored to our site, I'll be able to link to them as a group. For now, take my word for it that they were surprisingly enlightening and informative inside looks at  factories, offices, department stores, peasant markets, and all the other aspects of China's economic life that are so often discussed in the abstract in the rest of the world.

This past weekend, the series was the winner in one of its categories! After the jump, the official list of all members of Bob Schapiro's team. I am not a completely disinterested observer, having been the on-camera co-host of the series (with Emily Chang) and then joining the NYT's Joe Nocera for "what it all means" discussions after each segment. But Bob Schapiro, Dovar Chen, and others had done so much filming and interviewing before I got involved that I can dispassionately give congratulations to them.

If you're interested in seeing this now-award-winning series in the comfort of your own home, just click this box this corrected link, which allows you to see clips and offers a discount. Makes the perfect Mother's Day gift too.

The official announcement (click for larger):

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On The Frontlines: Doing Business in China (Feature 1). January 15, 2009.( Bob Schapiro, Writer/Director/Executive Producer; Dovar Chen, Producer; James Fallows, Editorial Supervisor/Host; Emily Chang, Host; Hisayo Kushida, Editor; Marc Schain, Steven Ganster, Associate Producers; Jonathan Perkins, Original Music; Emil Adler, Composer, Main Theme; Michelle Kim, Assistant Editor; Stephen Murello, Director of Photography; Joe Nocera, Commentator.

And everyone on that list can order a statuette! Hmmmm. This might be nice on the front of my car, or as a dining-table centerpiece.