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PBS Wins Nine News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

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NEW YORK, NY; SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 -- PBS programs were honored with nine News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, the second most-earned by any organization. The 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

“As America’s home for documentaries, PBS is committed to telling stories that deepen understanding and encourage conversation,” said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO. “We’re thrilled that public television continues to be recognized for the quality of our programming, and we look forward to another season of educating, inspiring and entertaining our audiences.”

PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS earned four awards, followed by FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour with two each, and GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM with one award. PBS congratulates all of our producers.


PBS’ News & Documentary Emmy® Award winners:

FRONTLINE “Documenting Hate” 
Outstanding Investigative Documentary

FRONTLINE “The Last Generation”
Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM
Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design

INDEPENDENT LENS “Dawnland” 
Outstanding Research

INDEPENDENT LENS “I Am Not Your Negro” 
Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary 

INDEPENDENT LENS “Wildland”
Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary
Outstanding Editing: Documentary

PBS NEWSHOUR “Rape, Harassment and Retaliation in the U.S. Forest Service: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories”
Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast

PBS NEWSHOUR “Yemen's Spiraling Hunger Crisis is a Man-Made Disaster”
Outstanding Hard News Feature Story in a Newscast 


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