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37th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Nominations: PBS Leads with 54, CBS with 37

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Once again, PBS earned the most nominations, with 54.

PBS’ plethora of nominees include a “PBS NewsHour” expose of the for-profit universities milking students eligible for tuition paid by the G.I. Bill, “G.I. Bill$,” “Rape on the Night Shift” from “Frontline,” and “The Kill Team,” about American war crimes in Afghanistan, from “Independent Lens.”

CBS snagged the second-most nominations, with 37 followed by HBO with 19, NBC with 14, and CNN with 13.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which blew the lid off worldwide corruption and financial crime in 2016 with the Panama Papers, received a “New Approaches: Documentary” nomination for a piece on Australian mining in Africa called “Fatal Extraction.”

The biggest topics receiving nominations for coverage were the Paris terrorist attacks of November, the San Bernardino shooting in December, and ongoing reporting on the 2016 presidential election.

NATAS president Bob Mauro praised the work of a segment of the TV world that can sometimes go under-recognized. “The network, cable and online news organizations deliver immediate and immersive coverage of important national and international stories, as well as thoughtful analysis of contemporary events,” he said. “The many documentaries nominated this year offer the viewer a wide range of in-depth explorations of critical topics that affect us all.”

The 37th annual News & Documentary Emmy honors programming that was aired during the 2015 calendar year. The ceremony will be held Sept. 21 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

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