PBS Is Big Winner at News and Documentary Emmys

CBS wins nine Emmys, while MSNBC’s Chris Hayes wins Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis for poverty special

PBS and CBS News cleaned up at the 36th annual News & Documentary Emmys on Monday at the Lincoln Center in New York City.

The public broadcasting network won 17 Emmys, CBS was top broadcast network with nine, and NBC News took home four.

The awards for NBC were a victory in light of the tough year of controversy swirling around 30 Rock; one of the network’s biggest awards was Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story for its Ukraine reporting.

“60 Minutes” took home six awards for CBS while CBS News with Scott Pelley earned two.

MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” earned an Emmy for Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis for “Fifty Year War: The Changing Face of Poverty in America.”

And Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him by CNN legend Larry King.

“I don’t know what to say except thanks,” Turner said.