“60 Minutes,” “Frontline,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “Nightline” were among the big winners Thursday night at the 38th annual News and Documentary Awards.
PBS led the network pack with 12 wins, followed by nine for CBS, five apiece for ABC and HBO and three apiece for CNN and Univision. The ceremony was held at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.
CBS’ “60 Minutes” won a total of seven trophies, including for breaking news in a newsmagazine for its coverage of conflict in Syria, and for feature segment for “The Music of Zomba Prison.”
The “Frontline” documentary “Yemen Under Siege” took home two awards. for continuing coverage in a newsmagazine and story in a newsmagazine. PBS’ “Frontline” claimed two more wins for its election doc “The Choice 2016” and “Children of Syria.” ABC’s “Nightline” earned two trophies for its “Gang Land” installment.
MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow” was recognized for its coverage of the tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich., and for Maddow’s interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
HBO’s “Vice News Tonight” won the continuing coverage in a newscast award for its reporting on Syria. CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” got the nod for its coverage of the Trump University scandal.
Univision’s “Aqui y Ahora” won two awards to lead the Spanish-language field. Regional wins went to Telemundo affiliate KTLM-TV in Rio Grande City, Texas and to NBC O&O WCAU-TV in Philadelphia.
The lifetime achievement kudo went to CBS News veteran Charles Osgood.