Betty Ayoub, 2010 winner
Betty Ayoub played a vital role in the successful second season of Alhurra’s outstanding five-part documentary series about Arab-Americans, Americans.
Travelling with her partner Mohamed Mokhtari throughout the United States searching for extraordinary people and stories, Ayoub left no stone unturned to give viewers an in-depth look into immigration and integration into American society. Programming included interviews with prominent Arab-Americans such as Congressman Charles Boustany, retired Gen. John Abizaid, actress Kathy Najimy, pollster John Zogby, and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala.
The pair visited Dearborn, Michigan, the Arab-Americans’ hub, and hosted several Arab-Americans during a town hall meeting that aired as a part of Americans. Together, they opened a door for Arab-Americans to communicate with their brothers in the Middle East and share their hopes, dreams and issues facing their community.
“Traveling through the United States searching for extraordinary people and stories, they left no stone unturned to give viewers an in-depth look into immigration and integration into American society,” said BGG Governor Joaquin Blaya.