PBS, CBS Win Big at News and Documentary Emmy Awards

by Cate Lecuyer  |  09.22.2016

Living up to expectations from 2015, PBS stole the show at the 37th News and Documentary Emmy Awards, scoring 14 statuettes, followed by CBS with seven.

CNN also received four awards, the most wins of any cable network, and tied with ABC for the third most network wins of the night. One of CNN’s wins was for the only available Emmy for promotional announcements, which recognized its The Seventies campaign.

“The Seventies” Campaign Emmy Win from CNN Creative Mktg on Vimeo.

Meanwhile, half of PBS’ wins were for Frontline, with two awards apiece for the films ISIS in Afghanistan and My Brother’s Bomber.

CBS collected for 60 Minutes, which was recognized twice for “A Crime Against Humanity” about the deadly sarin nerve gas attack in Syria, as well as for “The Paris Attacks,” “Confidential Informants,” and “The Swiss Leaks.”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 won for coverage of a breaking story in a regularly scheduled newscast for reporting on Europe’s refugee crisis—a subject that also garnered an award for BBC World News America for continuing coverage of a news story in a regularly scheduled newscast.

More than 1,000 TV and news media industry experts, news and documentary producers and journalists attended the ceremony at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Emmy Awards were presented in 46 categories.

Stanley Nelson, documentarian and founder of Firelight Media, received the lifetime achievement award at the event.

“The National Academy takes great pride in honoring the men and women that bring us the news of the day while providing us with the background analysis that we need to be well-informed citizens of the world,” said Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS.

Here’s a breakdown of the networks and number of Emmy wins:

PBS: 14
CBS: 7
ABC: 4
CNN: 4
HBO: 3
NBC: 2
Univision: 2
BBC World News: 1
CCTV America: 1
Discovery Channel: 1
National Geographic Wild: 1
Smithsonian Channel: 1
Telemundo: 1
The Center for Investigative Reporting: 1

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