CBS Big Winner At News And Documentary Emmy Awards

CBS was the big winner at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony last night, bagging 12 statuettes — more than CNN (3), NBC (2), and ABC (1) combined. PBS was CBS’ closest competition with 9 Emmys, followed by HBO’s 6. Sunday newsmag 60 Minutes scored half of CBS’ statuettes. CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley won 3 Emmys last night, the total wins for CBS Sunday Morning is 3 and it shared an award with CBS This Morning. (An earlier academy tally had incorrectly placed one of the newscast’s wins in the CBS Sunday Morning column). CBS’ award-winning reports covered a wide range of topics, from Seal Team 6 to congressional lobbying to Glen Campbell’s farewell tour, to the front lines of Syria’s civil war. Frontline accounted for 7 of PBS’ Emmys — a tally that does not include this year’s lifetime achievement award to Frontline founder/Ep David Fanning. American Experience and Nature also contributed to PBS’ tally.
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