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PBS Nominated for 32 News & Documentary Emmys

Below is a complete list of the 32 nominations PBS received for the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, announced July 18, 2011. This follows the 43 Primetime Emmy nominations PBS received on July 14.

PBS programs receiving multiple nominations include POV (12 nominations), FRONTLINE (6), INDEPENDENT LENS (5), PBS NEWSHOUR (2), NATURE (2) and NOVA (2). PBS congratulates all of our nominated producers, as well as our fellow public media nominees BBC World News America, with its four nominations, and NPR, which received two nominations.

PBS Nominations

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
-    PBS NEWSHOUR “Cubans Grapple with Challenges and Promises of Economic Change”

Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis
-    WASHINGTON WEEK, Mid-Term Election Coverage

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story – Long Form
-    FRONTLINE “The Quake”
-    FRONTLINE “The Wounded Platoon”
-    INDEPENDENT LENS “A Village Called Versailles”

Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form
-    FRONTLINE “Law & Disorder”
-    POV “Presumed Guilty”
-    POV “The Oath”

Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form
-    FRONTLINE “The Confessions”
-    POV “Food, Inc.”
-    POV “Off and Running”
-    POV “Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy”

Outstanding Historical Programming – Long Form
-    INDEPENDENT LENS “The Longoria Affair”

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form
-    FRONTLINE “The Spill”
-    POV “Good Fortune”
-    THE NEW RECRUITS

Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming
-    INDEPENDENT LENS “Art & Copy”
-    POV “StoryCorps”

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
-    NOVA “Building the Great Cathedrals”

Outstanding Nature Programming
-    NATURE “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air”
-    NATURE “Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom”

Best Documentary
-    POV “Food, Inc.”
-    POV “Presumed Guilty”
-    POV “The Oath”

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage
-    PBS NEWSHOUR on pbs.org “Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Interactive Coverage”

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries
-    INDEPENDENT LENS “Deep Down – A Story From the Heart of Coal Country” The Virtual Mine

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture
-    POV “The Archive”

Outstanding Writing
-    BILL MOYERS JOURNAL “Essays: Equal Opportunity Hypocrites, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Dream Deferred, Haiti: History and Hope”

Outstanding Research
-    POV “Presumed Guilty”

Outstanding Cinematography – News Coverage / Documentaries
-    NOVA “Building the Great Cathedrals”

Outstanding Graphic Design & Art
-    INDEPENDENT LENS “The Eyes of Me”

Outstanding Promotional Announcement: Institutional
-    FRONTLINE Fall Image Campaign “Times Like These”


Other Public Media Nominees

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
-    BBC World News America “Haiti’s Earthquake”
-    BBC World News America “Victims of the Flood: Pakistan in Need”

Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
-    BBC World News America “Inside the North Korean Bubble”
-    BBC World News America “The Harsh Lives of Kabul’s Street Children”

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage
-    NPR Video,npr.org,  “Brain Wars: How the Military is Failing Its Wounded”

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture
-    NPR Music Presents Project Song, npr.org, “Moby”

                                 
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