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PBS Wins 10 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

September 22, 2020

By Madisson Haynes

PBS programs were honored with five News Emmy® Awards, the second most-earned by any organization. The winners were announced via a live-streamed ceremony at the 41st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards September 21, hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. PBS series FRONTLINE earned four awards, followed by PBS NewsHour with one award.

PBS programs that received nominations included FRONTLINE (15), Independent Lens (8), PBS NewsHour (7), POV (8), Nature (3) and NOVA (3), among others.

PBS' News Emmy® Award winners:

Kids Caught in the Crackdown | Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newsmagazine

Iraq's Secret Sex Trade | Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newsmagazine, Best Story in a Newsmagazine

Ebola in Congo | Outstanding Video Journalism: News

Stopping A Killer Pandemic | Outstanding Science, Medical or Environmental Report

The Serengeti Rules| Outstanding Nature Documentary

Midnight Traveler| Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

The Silence of Others| Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary, Best Documentary

306 Hollywood| Outstanding Music Composition

FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:

FRONTLINE

Ebola in Congo | Outstanding Video Journalism: News

Coal's Deadly Dust| Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newsmagazine, Best Story in a Newsmagazine

Fire in Paradise | Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

Flint's Deadly Water | Outstanding Investigative Documentary

In the Age of AI| Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

Iraq's Secret Sex Trade | Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newsmagazine, Best Story in a Newsmagazine

Kids Caught in the Crackdown | Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newsmagazine

On the President's Orders| Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

Predator on the Reservation | Outstanding Investigative Documentary

Rule The World | Outstanding Promotional Announcement

Supreme Revenge | Outstanding Historical Documentary

Targeting Yemen| Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newsmagazine

Zero Tolerance | Outstanding Writing

Independent Lens

Charm City| Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary

Made in Boise|Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World | Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary

The Interpreters | Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary

The King | Outstanding Historical Documentary, Best Documentary

Wrestle | Outstanding Editing: Documentary, Outstanding Social Issue Documentary

PBS NewsHour

Inside the Honduran Migrant Crisis |Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newscast

Making Her Own Sound: Redefining Who Can Be A Musician | Outstanding Arts, Culture or Entertainment Report

Stopping A Killer Pandemic | Outstanding Science, Medical or Environmental Report

The Opaque Operations Involved in Fighting the Taliban | Outstanding Hard News Feature Story in a Newscast

The Mueller Report, Explained | Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis

Warnings from Antarctica| Outstanding Science, Medical or Environmental Report

Why the Caliphate’s fall is a ‘milestone’ but not the end for ISIS| Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newscast

POV

Grit| Outstanding Sound

Farmsteaders | Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

306 Hollywood | Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary, Outstanding Music Composition

Midnight Traveler | Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

The Distant Barking of Dogs | Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

The Silence of Others | Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary, Best Documentary

Nature

Okavango: River of Dreams – Paradise | Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary

The Serengeti Rules | Outstanding Nature Documentary, Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary

NOVA

The Planets | Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary, Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction

The Violence Paradox| Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

8 Days: To the Moon and Back|Outstanding Historical Documentary

College Behind Bars| Outstanding Social Issue Documentary, Outstanding Sound

When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time| Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction

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