PBS best at News and Docu Emmys

'60 Minutes,' 'P.O.V.' win five awards, tops among all programs

PBS led all networks with nine wins at Monday’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

Event, held at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in Lincoln Center in Gotham, saw the pubcaster edge out both ABC and CBS, who garnered seven Emmys apiece. NBC finished with three.

Two shows tied with the biggest Emmy haul, each winning five Emmys.

Of the five trophies garnered, CBS’ venerable series “60 Minutes” was best for its segment “Gospel for Teens” as top feature story in a newsmagazine. The piece “The Next Housing Shock” won for business and economic reporting in a newsmagazine.

Among the trophies for PBS’ “P.O.V.” was one for longform journalism for its piece “Enemies of the People,” as well as continuing coverage of a new story in longform for “Where Soldiers Come From.”

Eye also won for investigate journalism in a regularly scheduled newscast when the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” seg was deemed best.

For top feature story in a regularly scheduled newscast, ABC’s “Nightline” piece “American Valor: Land of the Brave” was selected.

PBS’ “Last Train Home” won two statues, including for best docu. Net’s “Frontline” piece “Revolution in Cairo” was tabbed for its coverage of a breaking news story in a newsmagazine.

As part of the ceremony, Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas received the Lifetime Achievement Award for their work on the Spanish-language net’s nightly newscast.

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