Among the independent stations, KCET collected nine of the coveted statuettes. KTLA Channel 5 and KTTV Channel 11 both earned four awards, Orange County public television station KOCE-TV Channel 50 received three and KHJ-TV Channel 9 received one.
KCBS-TV's "2 on the Town" came up with seven victories, including two for host Melody Rogers and other honors for segments on the Olympics, children in Belfast and a four-part series on Russia. Of the six awards earned by Channel 2's newscasts, there were two for Roy Firestone reports on jockeys and American jazz, another pair for a five-part series titled "Cuba: Castro and the Caribbean" and recognition for "Bill Stout's Perspective" and Jim Mitchell's investigative piece on pesticides.
"KCET Journal" accounted for three of the PBS station's Emmys in the categories of public affairs series, children/youth special and host/moderator, which went to the late Clete Roberts for his work on "Water, Wealth & Power."
KCET's "World Class Spectacular: The Olympic Arts Festival" was picked as the top entertainment special among independent stations, and "Actors on Acting" was named best information series.
It was a special night for KTLA reporter Stan Chambers, who took the Emmy for live coverage of an unscheduled news event and received the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in his 38-year career at the station. "Not a Question of Courage," a program about disabled individuals, won KTLA's other three awards.
KABC-TV's "Eye on L.A." was selected as the best information series among network stations, and its "Invisible Soldiers" won in the category of public affairs specials.
KNBC-TV honors were collected by "Headlines on Trial" as the top public affairs series on a network station and "The Final Victory" in the special events category.
KTTV's "Ten O'Clock News" was named best daily news program among independent stations for the second consecutive year.
David Selby, who plays Richard Channing on "Falcon Crest," hosted the non-televised event.
Here are the Los Angeles Area Emmy winners.
Information Special: "Child Abuse: The Day After," KHJ-TV (independent station). "Belfast Kids: 2 on the Town," KCBS-TV (network station).
Information Series: "Actors on Acting," KCET (independent station). "Eye on L.A.," KABC-TV (network station).
Public Affairs Special: "Not a Question of Courage," KTLA (independent station). "Invisible Soldiers," KABC-TV (network station).
Public Affairs Series: "KCET Journal," KCET (independent station). "Headlines on Trial," KNBC-TV (network station).
Entertainment Special: "A World Class Spectacular: The Olympic Arts Festival," KCET (independent station). "Star Trek: 2 on the Town," KCBS-TV (network station).
Children/Youth Special: "When Silence Kills: KCET Journal," KCET.
Children/Youth Series: "KIDS," KCET.
News Special: "Toxics," KCBS-TV.
Live Coverage of an Unscheduled News Event: 49th Street School Shooting, "KTLA News at Ten," KTLA.
Sports Special: "Olympic Special: 2 on the Town," KCBS-TV.
Sports Series: Santa Anita Horse Racing Coverage, ON-TV.
Special Event: "The Final Victory," KNBC-TV.
Instructional Special: "Agents of Change--A Blackboard Revolution," KOCE-TV.
Instructional Series: "Marketing," KOCE-TV.
Feature Segment: "It Takes More Than Beauty: On Campus," KCET.
Information Segment: "Russia Series: 2 on the Town," KCBS-TV.
Mini-Documentaries: "Rajneesh: A Promise or a Threat?," "Ten O'Clock News," KTTV (independent station). "Cuba: Castro and the Caribbean: Channel 2 News," KCBS-TV (network station).
Investigative Reporting: Jim Mitchell, "Pesticide Harvest: Channel 2 News," KCBS-TV.
Spot News, Same-Day Breaking Story: Chris Harris, Elizabeth Anderson, Liz Gonzales, Tony Valdez, "Schoolyard Sniper: Ten O'Clock News," KTTV.
News Reporting: Paul Dandridge, "A Family Tragedy: Eyewitness News," KABC-TV.
Sports Reporting: Roy Firestone, "The Jockeys," KCBS-TV.
Feature Reporting: Roy Firestone, "Jazz--America's Music: Channel 2 News," KCBS-TV.
News Commentary: Bill Stout, "The Seven-Year Bungle," KCBS-TV.
Hosts/Moderators: Clete Roberts, "Water, Wealth & Power," KCET (independent station). Melody Rogers, "2 on the Town," KCBS-TV (network station).
Performers: Melody Rogers, "2 on the Town," KCBS-TV.
Camera Crew, News Program: "Dodgertown: A Baseball Fantasy: Ten O'Clock News," KTTV.
Camera Crew, Non-News Program: "Winter in New England: Eye on L.A.," KABC-TV.
Director, Edited Program: Ben Moses, "Not a Question of Courage," KTLA.
Directors, Unedited Program: Cordelia Stone, Allan Muir, James A. Washburn, "Christmas at the Music Center," KCET.
Film/Tape Editor, News Programs: Steve Pomerantz, "Raider Training Camp: News 4 L.A.," KNBC.
Film/Tape Editor, Non-News Programs: Jimm Freedman, "The Real West: 2 on the Town," KCBS-TV.
News Writers: Peggy Holter, Sam Hurst, "Cuba: Castro and the Caribbean: Channel 2 News," KCBS-TV.
Non-News Writer: Wen-D Kersten, "Not a Question of Courage," KTLA.
Creative Technical Crafts (Multiple Winners): John Retsek, art director, "Dinosaur Hunt: The M.A.D. Scientists," KCET. David L. Hamilton, music composition, "The Photographic Vision," KOCE-TV.
Governors Award: Stan Chambers, KTLA.