15th International Emmy Awards
  • November 23, 1987 (1987-11-23)

The 15th International Emmy Awards took place on November 23, 1987, in New York City, United States. The award ceremony was given by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to honor the best of worldwide television programming.


The singer John Denver presented a special Founder's Award to Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who has produced more than 50 films for television based on his oceanographic studies. A special directorate award went to Jeremy Isaacs. He was founding chief executive of Channel 4 in 1981 after a long career as a program maker and executive with the BBC and ITV and as an independent producer.

The winner in the children's programming category was Degrassi Junior High.[1] The best drama award went to Porterhouse Blue, an adaptation for television by Malcolm Bradbury for Channel 4 in four episodes. The best documentary award went to The Sworld of Islam, from ITV Granada.


  1. ^ "Cousteau, Canadian show win International Emmys". Spokane Chronicle.