Media Advisory

                                 


PBS Programs Nominated for 37 News & Documentary Emmys

PBS programs received 37 nominations for the 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the second most earned by any organization. The nominees were announced July 12, 2012 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The awards honor programming distributed during the 2011 calendar year.

PBS programs receiving multiple nominations include POV (16 nominations – a record for the series), FRONTLINE (9), INDEPENDENT LENS (5), NATURE (5) and NOVA (2).  PBS congratulates all of our nominated producers, as well as our fellow public media nominee BBC World News America, which received three nominations. A complete list of nominations is below.

The awards will be presented on October 1, 2012 during a ceremony at the Time Warner Center in New York City.

PBS Nominations:

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
- FRONTLINE “Revolution in Cairo”
- FRONTLINE “Syria Undercover”

Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine
- FRONTLINE “The Child Cases”

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story – Long Form
- FRONTLINE “Wikisecrets”
- INDEPENDENT LENS “Bhutto”
- NOVA “Engineering Ground Zero”
- POV “Armadillo”
- POV “Where Soldiers Come From”

Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form
- FRONTLINE “A Perfect Terrorist”
- FRONTLINE “The Anthrax Files”
- POV “Better This World”
- POV “Enemies of the People”

Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form
- POV “Mugabe and the White African”

Outstanding Historical Programming – Long Form
- INDEPENDENT LENS “A Film Unfinished”

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form
- POV “Last Train Home”

Outstanding Interview
- FRONTLINE “The Interrogator”
- FRONTLINE “The Spy Who Quit”

Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming
- INDEPENDENT LENS “The Desert of Forbidden Art”
- INDEPENDENT LENS “The Woodmans”

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
- NOVA “The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene”

Outstanding Nature Programming
- NATURE “Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey”
- NATURE “My Life as a Turkey”

Best Documentary
- POV “Armadillo”
- POV “Better This World”
- POV “Enemies of the People”
- POV “Last Train Home”

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries
- POV “Flawed”

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture
- POV/ StoryCorps Animated Series “Miss Devine”

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research
- POV “Enemies of the People”

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography – Documentary and Long Form
- NATURE “Bears of the Last Frontier”
- NATURE “Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey”
- NATURE “My Life as a Turkey”
- POV “Armadillo”

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing - Documentary and Long Form
- POV “Armadillo”
- POV “Better This World”

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music & Sound
- INDEPENDENT LENS “The Desert of Forbidden Art”

Outstanding Promotional Announcement: Institutional
- FRONTLINE Defined “2011 Fall Image Trailer”

                                 
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