NEW YORK -- PBS
led the field vying for Daytime Emmy Awards in children's programming with 18 nominations, while Discovery Kids received 15.
The nominations were announced Wednesday during the Kidscreen Summit at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers here.
PBS and Discovery Kids
were the only media to receive double-digit nominations. Nickelodeon
was in third place with three nominations, followed by two for Discovery Channel and one each for Cartoon Network
, Disney Channel
, WarnerBros.com and Kids' WB!
Nominated for outstanding children's series are Assignment Discovery
(Discovery), Endurance: High Sierras
(Discovery Kids), Reading Rainbow
(PBS) and Strange Days at Blake Holsey High
(Discovery Kids). Competing for the preschool children's series award are Hi-5
(Discovery Kids), Hip Hop Harry
(Discovery Kids), It's a Big Big World
(PBS), "Paz" (Discovery Kids)" and Sesame Street
Sesame Street and Reading Rainbow are the only shows nominated for outstanding writing. Discovery Kids has a lock on the category of children/youth/family special with the only three nominations for A Year on Earth
, The Great Polar Bear Adventure
and Saving a Species: The Great Penguin Rescue.
Five programs received nominations for outstanding children's animated program: Arthur
and Curious George
(both PBS), Peep and the Big Wide World
(Discovery Kids), Time Warp Trio
(NBC) and Toddworld