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PBS SCORES TWO MORE WINS AT DAYTIME EMMYS TELEVISED CEREMONY

PBS in Third Place in Overall Number of Daytime Wins

PBS Remains Tops in Children's Wins for the Fifth Year in a Row, Garnering More Emmys for its PBS KIDS® Series Than Any Other Broadcast Network

SESAME STREET Earns Eighth Consecutive Emmy For Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series

LeVar Burton of READING RAINBOW Named Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for Second Consecutive Year

New York, NY - May 20, 2002 - PBS was awarded two more Emmys for its children's series at the 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 17. The two wins, combined with the nine Emmys announced on May 12 at the Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards, bring PBS's total number of awards to 11, PBS is in third place overall in number of Daytime Emmy wins.

Of the 11 Emmys, nine were for PBS KIDS® series, making this the fifth consecutive year that PBS has earned more Emmys for its children's series than any other broadcast network.

SESAME STREET, now in its 33rd season, won the Emmy for Outstanding Pre-School Series for the eighth consecutive year. Since the Academy's creation of the pre-school category, SESAME STREET has dominated, winning each year. Earlier in the month, at the Creative Craft presentation, SESAME STREET was honored with five Emmys. The series now has a total of 85 Emmys.

LeVar Burton, host and executive producer of READING RAINBOW, won his second consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series. Previously, at the Creative Craft awards, READING RAINBOW was named Outstanding Children's Series, an honor the series won last year as well. Now in its 18th season, READING RAINBOW has won a total of 18 Emmys.

The complete list of PBS Daytime Emmy winners, as listed by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, follows below:

Outstanding Children's Pre-School Series
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Special Class
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
LeVar Burton, READING RAINBOW

Outstanding Children's Series
READING RAINBOW

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction
BETWEEN THE LIONS

Outstanding Directing in a Service Show
THIS OLD HOUSE

Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic)
THE FACE: JESUS IN ART - Distributed by American Public Television (APT) to PBS member stations.

A complete list of all winners can be found at Emmy Online in the National Awards area.

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