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The Live Blog: September 20, 2016

Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.

We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

 1. For the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, stars, publishers, and the Television Academy broadcast live before and during the show. 





2. CBS New York went live with a chopper cam above the scene of the explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York on Saturday night.


3.  ABC News went live from the National Air and Space Museum with Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning and NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Army Colonel Timothy Kopra, who recently returned from space, to talk space history and complete a taste test between Army and space food.


4. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. visited FBLA to celebrate the launch of Freddie’s new cookbook Back to the Kitchen, reveal details about their first date, and share their favorite recipes. During the live, Sarah launched a campaign to #GetFreddieonFB, and it worked.


5.  The Coloradoan went live with their reporter Nick Coltrain to break down the ballot, explain what locals will be voting on in November, and answer questions as part of the USA TODAY Network’s Facebook Live series that just launched.


6. While visiting FBNY, Renée Zellweger discussed the on-set bromance between Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey with Bridget Jones’s Baby director Sharon Maguire on Facebook Live.


7.  Fox Sports went live from the broadcast booth during the Ohio StateOklahoma football game, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt‘s call of the action.


8. The Smithsonian broadcast a series of six Facebook Lives, hosted by different Smithsonian museums, exploring various exhibits within the National Museum of African American History and Culture before its public opening.


9. College Football on ESPN interviewed four-star high school recruit Mark Webb on Facebook Live, where Webb announced that he’ll be playing at the University of Georgia next season.


10. Pop star Greyson Chance went live from Oklahoma to take fan questions and discuss his new single “Anything” with producer Frank Pole, who joined him in the dual broadcast from Italy.