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PBS Takes Top Emmy Honors

Awards for documentaries and news are dominated by Sept. 11 coverage. CBS places second, ABC third.

September 12, 2002|From Associated Press

NEW YORK — With 14 honors, PBS led the annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in a ceremony dominated by work related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

CBS took seven awards, ABC six and CNN four. The prizes were awarded Tuesday night by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 23rd annual ceremony, held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel here. The awards were for work done during the 2001 calendar year.

The academy presented its first-ever lifetime achievement award to ABC News Chairman Roone Arledge, who could not attend due to illness.

Among the winners:

Coverage of a breaking news story in a regular newscast: NBC "Nightly News" for "Kabul Liberated."

Coverage of a continuing news story in a regular newscast: ABC's "World News Tonight" for "World Trade Center Attack: First Three Days."

Feature story in a regular newscast: "CBS Evening News" weekend edition for "The Friday Squad."

Analysis of a story in a regular newscast: ABC's "Good Morning America" for "Mattie's Story."

Investigative journalism in a regular newscast: "CBS Evening News" for "The Energy Crisis"; ABC's "World News Tonight" for "Post 9/11 Investigation."

Interview: National Geographic Channel for "Ted Koppel"; ABC's "Primetime Thursday" for "New York Fire Chief Daniel Nigro"; and CBS' "60 Minutes II" for "The Traitor."

Coverage of breaking story (long form): "Dateline NBC" for "Against All Odds"; "CBS News Sunday Morning" for "Twist of Fate."

Coverage of a continuing story (long form): ABC's "20/20" for "Romania: Children for Sale"; "CNN Presents" for "Unholy War."

Feature story (long form): ABC's "20/20" for "Her Lost World."

Analysis of a story (long form): PBS' "Nova" for "Bioterror"; TLC for "Inside Flight 93" and PBS/ITVS' "P.O.V." for "Promises."

Investigative journalism (long form): "CNN Presents" for "Beneath the Veil"; HBO's "Cinemax Reel Life" for "The Carpet Slaves: Stolen Children of India"; PBS' "Trade Secrets: A Moyers Report."

Informational programming (long form): PBS' "Life 360: A Place in Time" for "Forever Fourteen"; PBS for "She Says/Women in News."

Cultural and artistic programming (long form): PBS' "Great Performances" for "Dance in America: Free to Dance--Steps of the Gods."

Science and nature programming (long form): PBS for "The Natural History of the Chicken."

Historical documentary (long form): PBS for "Korean War Stories."

Newsmagazine report: "Dateline NBC" for "No Greater Love: The Story of Flight 93."

Documentary: PBS/ITVS' "P.O.V." for "Promises."

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