“Ascent of Money” wins International Emmy

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Harvard University history prof Niall C. Ferguson has won an International Emmy Award for his documentary series, The Ascent of Money, which aired on PBS in July 2009, reports the Harvard Crimson. The series examined the history of money, credit and banking, going back as far as ancient Babylon. It was based on his course, “International Financial History, 1700 to Present,” which he last taught at the college in 2007.