CBS and “60 Minutes” scooped up the most wins at Monday’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards in Gotham.
The Eye took home a total of seven awards, including four for “60 Minutes” and three for “The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” at the ceremony held at Frederick P. Rose Hall.
NBC was second to CBS with six wins, including two for the NBC News spesh “Inside the Obama White House” and two for “The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.”
Peacock’s “Nightly News” got the nod for coverage of breaking news in a regularly skedded newscast for its “Miracle on the Hudson” segment. “CBS Evening News” won for investigative reporting in a regular skedded newscast for its probe into prosecutions of rape cases.
Longform investigative reporting nod went to PBS’ “Frontline” for “The Warning” seg examining the roots of the 2008-09 financial meltdown on Wall Street.
Couric also won for interview for her “60 Minutes” segment “Saving Flight 1549,” which featured interviews with Capt. Chelsey Sullenberg and other crew members of the US Airways jet that crashed into the Hudson River in 2009.
Best docu honors went to the Sundance Channel production “War Dance.”
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman earned the lifetime achievement laurel. The honorary Chairman’s Award went to “PBS NewsHour,” which was accepted by longtime anchor Jim Lehrer and his former co-anchor, Robert MacNeil.