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CBS, PBS win big at News and Doc Emmys

U.S. networks CBS and PBS were the big winners at the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, taking home 12 and nine awards respectively. (Pictured: Emmy winner The Interrupters)
October 2, 2013

U.S. networks CBS and PBS were the big winners at the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, taking home 12 and nine awards respectively.

PBS scored a win in the Outstanding Nature Programming category with ‘Nature’ special An Original DUCKumentary; and also took home trophies for ‘Frontline’ specials The Interrupters (pictured above); The Battle for Syria; Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown; Opium Brides; Money, Power, and Wall Street; and Big Sky, Big Money.

In addition, ‘Frontline’ founder and exec producer David Fanning received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Terrestrial broadcaster CBS, meanwhile, scored wins across the board in the news categories, earning acclaim for its morning and evening news programs, features stories, business and economic reporting, editing, and presidential election night coverage.

Elsewhere, HBO Documentary Films scored victories in the Best Documentary and Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming categories, with Saving Face winning the former, and Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present triumphing in the latter.

There were also victories for Discovery Channel, History and National Geographic, with the latter taking the Outstanding Science and Technology Programming prize for its much-lauded, Red Bull-produced Space Dive.

Last night’s (October 1) New York-based awards show was attended by more than 900 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists.

The full list of winners, courtesy of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, follows below:

 

OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING NEWS STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley / CBS
The Fight For Idlib

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

BBC World News America / BBC World News
Inside Syria’s Uprising

OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

ABC News Nightline / ABC
Arctic Journey: The Unicorn of the Sea

Sunday Morning / CBS
Glen Campbell

Sunday Morning / CBS
Starting Over

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

CBS This Morning; CBS Sunday Morning / CBS
Exposing the Business of Congress

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley / CBS
Cancer Drug Shortages

OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING NEWS STORY IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

FRONTLINE / PBS
The Battle for Syria

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

60 Minutes / CBS
Aleppo

OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

60 Minutes / CBS
Joy in the Congo

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

FRONTLINE / PBS
Opium Brides

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING  IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

60 Minutes / CBS
A Hard Landing

OUTSTANDING NEWS DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS

AC360 / CNN
Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture

OUTSTANDING LIVE COVERAGE OF A CURRENT NEWS STORY – LONG FORM

CNN
Election Night in America

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY – LONG FORM

FRONTLINE/ PBS
Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM – LONG FORM

FRONTLINE / PBS
Big Sky, Big Money

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING – LONG FORM

FRONTLINE / PBS
The Interrupters

OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL PROGRAMMING – LONG FORM

HBO Documentary Films / HBO
The Loving Story

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING – LONG FORM

FRONTLINE / PBS
Money, Power and Wall Street

OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

60 Minutes / CBS
Killing Bin Laden

OUTSTANDING ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMMING

HBO Documentary Films / HBO
Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

OUTSTANDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING

Space Dive / National Geographic Channel

OUTSTANDING NATURE PROGRAMMING

Nature / PBS
An Original DUCKumentary

BEST STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley / CBS
On The Road: The Longest Wait

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams / NBC
Inside Syria

BEST REPORT IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

60 Minutes / CBS
Killing Bin Laden

BEST DOCUMENTARY

HBO Documentary Films / HBO
Saving Face

NEW APPROACHES: CURRENT NEWS COVERAGE

Center for Investigative Reporting
In Jennifer’s Room

NEW APPROACHES: DOCUMENTARIES

The Martin Agency/Tool / The JFK Presidential Library & Museum
Clouds Over Cuba

NEW APPROACHES:  ARTS, LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

The New York Times
Life, Interrupted

OUTSTANDING WRITING

CNN
Nick Paton Walsh: Reports from Syria and Afghanistan

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH

HBO Documentary Films / HBO
Vito

American Experience / PBS
Jesse Owens

OUTSTANDING VIDEO JOURNALISM – NEWS

Dan Rather Reports / AXS TV
In the Running

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY: DOCUMENTARY AND LONG FORM

Winged Planet / Discovery Channel

Untamed Americas / National Geographic Channel

OUTSTANDING EDITING: NEWS

60 Minutes / CBS
Joy in the Congo

OUTSTANDING EDITING: DOCUMENTARY AND LONG FORM

HBO Documentary Films / HBO
Saving Face

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN & ART  DIRECTION

WWII From Space / History

OUTSTANDING MUSIC & SOUND

HBO Documentary Films / HBO
In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION & SCENIC DESIGN

NBC News: Decision 2012 / NBC
Election Night from Democracy Plaza

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT –  INSTITUTIONAL

FRONTLINE / PBS
FRONTLINE Fall Preview: How Come?

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT –  EPISODIC

Through the Wormhole / Science Channel

OUTSTANDING REGIONAL NEWS STORY – SPOT NEWS

WBZ-TV News (Boston, MA) / WBZ-TV
Newtown Tragedy

OUTSTANDING REGIONAL NEWS STORY – INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

KING 5 News (Seattle, WA) / KING 5 TV
Their Crime, Your Dime

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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