PBS, CBS Are Biggest Winners At Emmys For News, Documentaries

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PBS and CBS took home the most Emmys Tuesday night for news and documentaries, while ABC’s “Nightline” won three of the awards in various categories – the only other outlet to win more than two awards at the event.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented awards to the winners during a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center in New York City. The event was attended by more than 900 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. Emmy Awards were presented in 43 categories, including the first-ever categories reserved for news & documentary programming in Spanish.

PBS secured 11 awards,  several of them for long-form investigations and features, while CBS took home 10 ,. among them the only Emmy awarded to a broadcast-network morning news program, for an interview between Charlie Rose and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad on “CBS This Morning.”  CBS’ “60 Minutes” won five awards, while PBS’ “Frontline” and “Independent Lens” nabbed four and three, respectively.

NBC News’ “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” won the award for  outstanding coverage of a breaking news story in a regularly scheduled newscast for its work chronicling the devastation tornadoes had in Oklahoma. CBS News and NBC News shared an award for live, ongoing coverage of the Boston Marathon massacre.


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