NEW YORK — PBS continued its dominance over the News and Documentary Emmy Awards , taking away 14 prizes Tuesday.
Held at the Marriott Marquis in New York and hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the ceremonies also paid tribute to 9/11-related coverage, for which 14 trophies were bestowed.
PBS, which came to the event nominated for 41 awards, benefited from big perfs by the magazine show “POV,” which won four statuettes. “The Natural History of the Chicken” and “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story” each took home a pair.
‘Slaves’ owns award
HBO’s documentary “Carpet Slaves: Stolen Children of India” won two Emmys.
CBS — which took home the second highest number of Emmys for the evening, with seven — also won the most awards for its evening news programming, with four Emmys.
A lifetime achievement award went to former ABC news chairman Roone Arledge, who is ailing and was not able to attend the event.
ABC took home six Emmys and NBC three.