Fifteen FRONTLINE films, an interactive and a promotional campaign were nominated for News and Documentary Emmy Awards this year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Executive Producer David Fanning will also receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award at the awards ceremony this year, which is also FRONTLINE’s 30th anniversary season.
Watch the nominated films below — be patient because it may take a few seconds to load them all — and check out Targeting the Electorate, our interactive nominated for New Approaches: Current News Coverage, here.
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
The Battle for Syria: A journey inside the heart of the Syrian insurgency as rebels waged a full-scale assault. (Credits)
Outstanding Continuing Coverage of News Story in a News Magazine
Al Qaeda in Yemen: An investigation into how Al Qaeda and affiliated militants have seized areas in southern Yemen — and have begun to win some popular support. (Credits)
The Regime Responds: Eighteen months into the rebellion, an examination of how President Bashar al-Assad has held onto power. (Credits)
Outstanding Feature Story in a News Magazine
Middle School Moment: The make-or-break moment for high-school dropouts may actually happen in middle school. (Credits)
Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine
Opium Brides: The unexpected collateral damage of the counter-narcotics effort in Afghanistan. (Credits)
Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine
Cell Tower Deaths: An investigation with ProPublica into the hidden cost that comes with the demand for better and faster cellphone service. (Credits)
Six Billion Dollar Bet: Jon Corzine, MF Global and the disastrous gamble that brought down a company. (Credits)
Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story — Long Form
Climate of Doubt: Inside the groups who shifted the direction of the climate-change debate. (Credits)
Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown: The desperate days after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, told by those who were there. (Credits)
Poor Kids: An exploration of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen — through the eyes of children. (Credits)
Outstanding Investigative Journalism — Long Form
Big Sky, Big Money: A tale of money and politics from Montana, the epicenter of the campaign-finance debate. (Credits)
Dollars and Dentists: An investigation with the Center for Public Integrity into America’s dental-care crisis. (Credits)
Outstanding Informational Programming — Long Form
The Interrupters: An intimate journey across the violent landscape of our cities through the eyes of those fighting to sow peace and security. Editors Steve James and Aaron Wickenden, were also nominated for Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form for this film. (Credits)
The Suicide Plan: An exploration of the underground world of assisted suicide. (Credits)
Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form
Money, Power and Wall Street: The four-part, inside story of the global financial crisis. Watch Part One below, and then the next three parts here. (Credits)
Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Institutional
Fall Preview: How Come?
Overall, PBS received 45 Emmy nominations. See the full list of award nominations here.