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PBS SCORES MOST CHILDREN'S SHOW WINS AT DAYTIME EMMY CREATIVE CRAFT AWARDS

SESAME STREET Leads Children's Category with Five Wins, Including Outstanding Writing

ARTHUR, BETWEEN THE LIONS and READING RAINBOW Among the Emmy Winners


Alexandria, VA, May 11, 2003 -- PBS bested all other broadcast or cable networks in children's shows wins, tallying eight nods at Saturday's Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards, in simultaneous ceremonies held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles.

SESAME STREET topped the list of children's show winners, garnering five Daytime Emmy Awards.

Daytime Emmy Awards in 19 additional categories, primarily for performances and programs, will be presented at the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, May 16.

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

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
BETWEEN THE LIONS

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing
READING RAINBOW (tied with "A Wedding Story")

Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation
ARTHUR

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control
SESAME STREET

Outstanding Writing In A Children's Series
SESAME STREET

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Television Academy in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A complete list of all the Daytime Emmy Creative Craft Awards can be found at www.emmyonline.org.

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