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PBS TAKES TOP HONORS AT NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

- "P.O.V." Tops PBS Programs With Five Nominations Including Best Documentary for "Promises" -

- "NOVA" and "EGG the arts show" Receive Four Nods Each -


New York, NY, July 22, 2002 - PBS, with a total of 41 nominations, led the way for the second consecutive year, receiving more nominations than any other broadcast or cable entity at the 23rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. PBS was the overwhelming front-runner, with CBS in second place with a total of 26 Emmy nominations. The nominations were announced in New York earlier today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Now in its 15th season, P.O.V, PBS's award-winning showcase for personal documentaries, received five Emmy nominations. P.O.V. is produced by The American Documentary Inc. P.O.V.'s PROMISES was nominated for Best Documentary in 2001.

WGBH Boston's NOVA, the popular science series, and EGG THE ARTS SHOW, Thirteen/WNET's eclectic series about people making art across America, each garnered four nominations.

Receiving a total of three honors each were: the much-honored public affairs series, FRONTLINE, presented by WGBH Boston; Devillier Donegan Enterprises' long-running natural history series THE LIVING EDENS; PBS's off-beat and critically-praised special THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CHICKEN; and Thirteen/WNET's distinguished series GREAT PERFORMANCES: DANCE IN AMERICA.

Other PBS multiple nominees, with two nominations each, included, AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC, EVOLUTION, and VERMEER: MASTER OF LIGHT (presented to public stations by American Public Television).

The awards ceremony will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, September 10th.

The 41 nominations follow:

OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A CONTINUING NEWS STORY IN A
REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: AIDS in Africa

OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING NEWS STORY - LONG FORM
Frontline: Looking for Answers
Frontline: Saudi Time Bomb

OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY - LONG FORM
Egg The Arts Show: What Is The Ideal Woman?

OUTSTANDING BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS OF A
SINGLE CURRENT STORY - LONG FORM
Nova: Bioterror
P.O.V.: Promises

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM - LONG FORM
Frontline: L.A.P.D. Blues
Trade Secrets: A Moyers Report

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING - LONG FORM
Life 360: A Place in Time
She Says/Women in News

OUTSTANDING CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING - LONG FORM
Art: 21-Art in the Twenty-First Century
Great Performances: Dance in America: Free to Dance--Steps of the Gods
Egg The Arts Show: Unnatural Science
Egg The Arts Show: Working Dancers

OUTSTANDING SCIENCE AND NATURE PROGRAMMING - LONG FORM
Nova: Cancer Warrior
The Living Edens: Glacier Bay: Alaska's Wild Coast
The Natural History of the Chicken
Evolution: Why Sex?

OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY - LONG FORM
Korean War Stories

BEST DOCUMENTARY IN 2001
P.O.V.: Promises

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: WRITING
Nova: Cracking the Code of Life
The American Experience: Fatal Flood
Nova: Life's Greatest Miracle
Great Performances: Dance in America: Steps of the Gods

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: DIRECTION
P.O.V.: Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
The Natural History of the Chicken
Vermeer: Master of Light

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: RESEARCH
Great Performances: Dance In America: Steps of the Gods
American Roots Music: This Land Was Made For You and Me

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: CINEMATOGRAPHY
Nature: Africa: Desert Odyssey
The Living Edens: Glacier Bay: Alaska's Wild Coast
Islam: Empire of Faith
The Natural History of the Chicken

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: EDITING
P.O.V.: Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
Egg The Arts Show: Working Actors
P.O.V.: Promises

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: GRAPHIC AND ARTISTIC DESIGN
Vermeer: Master of Light

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A CRAFT: MUSIC AND SOUND
The Living Edens: Costa Rica: Land of Pure Life
Stage On Screen, Tantalus: Behind the Mask
American Roots Music: This Land Was Made For You and Me
Evolution: Why Sex?

The complete list of nominees is available on the Academy's Web site at: www.emmyonline.org

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