CBS, PBS Lead Nominations for News & Documentary Emmys

CBS, PBS lead with 46 and 45 nominations respectively

CBS led the way with 46 nominations, followed closely by PBS with 45, as the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards on Thursday.

"60 Minutes" had the most nominations of any show with 24; "CBS This Morning" and "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" garnered five and eight, respectively. Eighteen of PBS's noms were for "Frontline." HBO Documentary Films was the second-most nominated program with 21.

There are 42 categories in all, recognizing excellence in everything from breaking news to investigative reporting to editing and writing.

The ceremony, set for Oct. 1 in New York City, will also honor "Frontline" founder and executive producer David Fanning with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Also read: CBS Leads News & Docmentary Emmy Awards With 43 Nominations

 

Here's the complete list of nominations:

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

ABC News Special Events, World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline                ABC

Tragedy at the Elementary School

BBC World News America                                                                 BBC World News

Egypt: Second Round of Revolution

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley                                                                   CBS

 Attack on Benghazi

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley                                                                   CBS

House Arrest, A Daring Escape From China

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

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley                                                                   CBS

Inside Syria

CNN's Coverage of the War in Syria                                                                        CNN

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams                                                                 NBC

Inside Syria

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams                                                                 NBC

Washed Ashore

 

Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

ABC News Nightline                                                                                               ABC

Arctic Journey: The Unicorn of the Sea

ABC News Nightline                                                                                               ABC

Inside the New Ku Klux Klan

CBS This Morning                                                                                                  CBS

Chuck Close: A Note to Self

CBS This Morning                                                                                                  CBS

Tagging Great Whites

CBS This Morning                                                                                                  CBS

Wynton Marsalis: An Essay for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday Morning                                                                                                    CBS

Glen Campbell

Sunday Morning                                                                                                    CBS

Starting Over

Sunday Morning                                                                                                    CBS

Walking on Air

 

Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline                                            ABC

Brian Ross Investigates: TSA Theft

 

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley                                                                   CBS

Ivory Poaching

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley                                                                   CBS

Medevac

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley; CBS This Morning Saturday                  CBS

Libya Dying for Security

CBS This Morning; CBS Sunday Morning                                                            CBS

Exposing the Business of Congress

 

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

ABC News Nightline                                                                                               ABC

Brian Ross Investigates: Phantom Debt Collectors

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline                                            ABC

Brian Ross Investigates: Tragedy in Bangladesh

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley                                                                   CBS

Cancer Drug Shortages

CBS This Morning; CBS Evening News Saturday; CBS Evening News

Sunday                                                                                                                      CBS

Green Energy Going Red

 

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine

Dateline NBC                                                                                                          NBC

Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary

48 Hours                                                                                                                 CBS

CBS News Special Report: Newtown

60 Minutes                                                                                                               CBS

Tragedy In Newtown

FRONTLINE                                                                                                             PBS

The Battle for Syria

 

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine

60 Minutes                                                                                                              CBS

Aleppo

60 Minutes                                                                                                              CBS

Three Generations of Punishment

FRONTLINE                                                                                                             PBS

Al Qaeda in Yemen Executive Producer David Fanning

FRONTLINE                                                                                                             PBS

The Regime Responds

 

Outstanding Feature Story in a News Magazine

60 Minutes                                                                                                              CBS

Face Blindness

60 Minutes                                                                                                              CBS

Joy in the Congo

60 Minutes                                                                                                              CBS

The Baby Lab

Dateline NBC                                                                                                           NBC

Josie's Story

FRONTLINE                                                                                                             PBS

Middle School Moment

 

Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine

Dan Rather Reports                                                                                         AXS TV

Adopted or Abducted?

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

Stem Cell Fraud

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Opium Brides

Need to Know                                                                                                       PBS

Crossing the Line at the Border

Aquí y Ahora                                                                                                 Univision

Fast and Furious (Rápido y Furioso)

 

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine

 

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

Hard Landing

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

The Case Against Lehman Brothers

Rock Center with Brian Williams                                                                            NBC

The Target

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Cell Tower Deaths

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Six Billion Dollar Bet

 

Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis

This Week with George Stephanopoulos                                                                ABC

Tragedy at the Elementary School

AC360                                                                                                                  CNN

Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture

Morning Joe                                                                                                     MSNBC

Newtown Tragedy

NOW with Alex Wagner                                                                                    MSNBC

Women In Politics: August 20, 2012

The Rachel Maddow Show                                                                               MSNBC

Special Report: Now with 100% Less Armageddon

Need to Know                                                                                                       PBS

The Massachusetts Mandate

 

Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story-Long-Form

ABC NEWS                                                                                                             ABC

Shooting at the Elementary School

Good Morning America                                                                                          ABC

Superstorm Sandy: The Aftermath

CBS Evening News                                                                                                 CBS

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

CNN                                                                                                                      CNN

Election Night in America

CNN                                                                                                                      CNN

Israel/Gaza Conflict

 

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story-Long Form

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Climate of Doubt

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Poor Kids

 

Outstanding Investigative Journalism-Long-Form

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Big Sky, Big Money

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Dollars and Dentists

Independent Lens                                                                                                 PBS

As Goes Janesville Executive Producer Sally Jo Fifer

POV                                                                                                                       PBS

Give Up Tomorrow

POV                                                                                                                       PBS

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

    

Outstanding Informational Programming-Long-Form

MSNBC Documentaries                                                                                     MSNBC

Semper Fi: Always Faithful

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

The Interrupters

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

The Suicide Plan

POV                                                                                                                       PBS

My Reincarnation

Wish Me Away                                                                                              Showtime

 

Outstanding Historical Programming-Long-Form

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

The Loving Story

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Vito

American Experience                                                                                              PBS

Jesse Owens

Independent Lens                                                                                                 PBS

We Were Here

POV                                                                                                                       PBS

Nostalgia for the Light

 

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting-Long Form

CNBC Original                                                                                                      CNBC

The Costco Craze: Inside the Warehouse Giant

Fareed Zakaria GPS                                                                                                CNN

Global Lessons: The GPS Road Map for Saving Health Care

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Hard Times: Lost on Long Island

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Money, Power and Wall Street

 

Outstanding Interview

Moyers & Company                                                         American Public Television

Interview: Karl Marlantes

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

Killing Bin Laden

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

Spielberg

Andrea Mitchell Reports                                                                                   MSNBC

Ambassador Nancy Brinker's First Interview

Rock Center with Brian Williams                                                                            NBC

One-On-One

 

Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

God is the Bigger Elvis

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

 Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Raising Renee

Independent Lens                                                                                                 PBS

Circo

Freud's Naked Truths                                                                             Smithsonian Channel

 

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Project NIM

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Saving Face

Space Dive                                                                    National Geographic Channel

POV                                                                                                                         PBS

The City Dark

 

Outstanding Nature Programming

Winged Planet                                                                                             Discovery Channel

War Elephants                                                                          National Geographic Channel

 Nature                                                                                                                   PBS

An Original DUCKumentary

Nature                                                                                                                   PBS

Ocean Giants

Nature                                                                                                                   PBS

Siberian Tiger Quest

 

Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

ABC News Nightline                                                                                                 ABC

Brian Ross Investigates: Undercover Grandma

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline                                              ABC

Brian Ross Investigates: Tragedy in Bangladesh

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline                                              ABC

Hidden America: Don't Shoot I Want to Grow Up

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley                                                                     CBS

On The Road: The Longest Wait

CBS This Morning                                                                                                    CBS

"Note to Self" Series

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams                                                                  NBC

Inside Syria

Today                                                                                                                        NBC

- American Story: Payback Painter

 

Best Report in a News Magazine

60 Minutes                                                                                                               CBS

Aleppo

60 Minutes                                                                                                               CBS

Killing Bin Laden

60 Minutes                                                                                                               CBS

Stem Cell Fraud

60 Minutes                                                                                                               CBS

The Cost of Admission

Dateline NBC                                                                                                           NBC

Conviction

Need to Know                                                                                                         PBS

Crossing the Line at the Border

 

Best Documentary

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Project NIM

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Saving Face

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

The Loving Story

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom

Independent Lens                                                                                                   PBS

Hell and Back Again

POV                                                                                                                           PBS

Nostalgia for the Light

 

New Approaches: Current News Coverage

Center for Investigative Reporting            Center for Investigative Reporting

In Jennifer's Room

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

Targeting the Electorate

Slate V                                                                                                                   Slate

Political Kombat '12

The New York Times                                                                    The NewYork Times

Breakdown: Death and Disarray at America's Racetracks

The New York Times                                                                      The NewYork Times

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

The Washington Post                                                              The Washington Post

How Much Science is in Forensic Science?

 

New Approaches: Documentaries

The JFK Presidential Library & Museum                              cloudsovercuba.com

Clouds Over Cuba

CNN Digital                                                                                                           CNN

Slavery's Last Stronghold

The Commercial Appeal                                                    The Commercial Appeal

Memphis Poverty: What Obama Didn't See

The New York Times                                                                 The New York Times

Op-Docs

Powering A Nation                                           UNC Chapel Hill/Powering a Nation

100 Gallons: How Water Powers Life

 

New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture

National Geographic Magazine Digital Edition        National Geographic Magazine 

Walking with Giants

The Picture Show                                                                                                NPR

Lost And Found: Discover A Black-And-White Era In Full Color

POV                                                                                                                       PBS

POV | StoryCorps Animated Series

POV                                                                                                                       PBS

Sound of Vision

The New York Times                                                                The New York Times

Life, Interrupted

 

Outstanding Writing

ABC News Nightline                                                                                             ABC

Amazing Race: Organ Donation

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

Hard Landing

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

Joy in the Congo

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

Remembering Mike Wallace

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

The Cost of Admission

CNN                                                                                                                       CNN

Nick Paton Walsh: Reports from Syria and Afghanistan

Nature                                                                                                                                                   PBS

An Original DUCKumentary

 

Outstanding Research

60 Minutes                                                                                                              CBS

The Cost of Admission

The JFK Presidential Library & Museum                               cloudsovercuba.com

Clouds Over Cuba

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                     HBO

Saving Face

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                     HBO

Vito

American Experience                                                                                           PBS

Jesse Owens

American Experience                                                                                           PBS

The Amish

MLK: The Assassination Tapes                                                             Smithsonian Channel

 

Outstanding Video Journalism: News

Dan Rather Reports                                                                                         AXS TV

In the Running

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

The Sports of Kings

Biz Asia America                                                                                  CCTV America

Melting Point

Dateline NBC                                                                                                         NBC

Conviction

Rock Center with Brian Williams                                                                         NBC

Tomb Raiders

 

Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form

Winged Planet                                                                                 Discovery Channel

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Saving Face

Inocente                                                                                                                   MTV

Untamed Americas                                                        National Geographic Channel

Nature                                                                                 National Geographic Wild

Ice Bear

Nature                                                                                                                   PBS

An Original DUCKumentary

 

Outstanding Editing: News

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

Joy in the Congo

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

Lion Kings

60 Minutes                                                                                                            CBS

The Sports of Kings

Dateline NBC                                                                                                        NBC

Conviction

 

Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Saving Face

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

The Loving Story

FRONTLINE                                                                                                              PBS

The Interrupters

Great Performances at the Met                                                                              PBS

Wagner's Dream

 

Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction

In the Loop                                                                                                 Bloomberg

The Economy Of Caterpillar

CNN Opinion                                                                                                         CNN

Our Mobile Society: Photographers Embrace Instagram

Curiosity                                                                                       Discovery Channel

Battlefield Cell

WWII From Space                                                                               History Channel

The Woman Who Wasn't There                                            Investigation Discovery

 

Outstanding Music & Sound

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

Birders: The Central Park Effect

HBO Documentary Films                                                                                        HBO

In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

Untamed Americas                                                         National Geographic Channel

American Experience                                                                                              PBS

Jesse Owens

Nature                                                                                                                       PBS

An Original DUCKumentary

 

Outstanding Lighting Direction & Scenic Design

CBS This Morning                                                                                                  CBS

CBS This Morning: Studio 57

Mankind: The Story of All of Us                                                        History Channel

Plague

NBC News: Decision 2012                                                                                     NBC

Election Night from Democracy Plaza

Jefferson's Secret Bible                                                               Smithsonian Channel

Titanic's Final Mystery                                                                 Smithsonian Channel

 

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Institutional

CBS News                                                                                                              CBS

What We Do

CNBC Network Image Spot: "Winning"                                                            CNBC

FRONTLINE                                                                                                            PBS

FRONTLINE Fall Preview: How Come?

POV                                                                                                                         PBS

25th Anniversary Promotional Reel

 

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic

ABC NEWS                                                                                                             ABC

ABC News Political Conventions "Slide Puzzle"

Wicked Tuna                                                               National Geographic Channel

Wicked Tuna: No Fear and Face Off

Through the Wormhole                                                                    Science Channel

 

Outstanding Regional News Story – Spot News

WBZ-TV News (Boston, MA)                                                                            WBZ-TV

Newtown Tragedy

NBC 5 NEWS AT 10 (Chicago, IL)                                                                  WMAQ-TV

NATO Protest

WNBC Breaking News Coverage (New York, NY)                                         WNBC-TV

Shooting Near the Empire State Building

 

Outstanding Regional News Story – Investigative Reporting

 

KING 5 News (Seattle, WA)                                                                          KING 5 TV

Their Crime, Your Dime

ABC15 News (Phoenix, AZ)                                                                           KNXV-TV

Sheriff's School of Abuse

WABC TV News (New York, NY)                                                                   WABC-TV

Mace in Your Face?

WTTG-TV News (Washington, DC)                                                              WTTG-TV

UDC

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Corruption in the County

  • Robbie Moraes

    This is no surprise. Unlike the other networks that have become tabloids and report on life style of the rich and stupid.
    CBS and PBS are the only networks that still do hard news and original Reporting.