PBS NewsHour Named Recipient of Six News & Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

Arlington, VA (July 25, 2019) — PBS NewsHour was today named the recipient of six News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This year’s awards will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on September 24, 2019.

A full list of PBS NewsHour nominees, with links to segment or series coverage and credits, below:

Yemen’s Spiraling Hunger Crisis is a Man-Made Disaster

Category: Outstanding Hard News Feature Story in a Newscast nominee

One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemen’s war has pushed it to the brink of famine. A Saudi blockade has slowed the flow of food and helped push prices up. Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes. Millions are destitute. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson smuggled herself across front lines to report on what’s happening inside the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

Correspondent: Jane Ferguson

Senior Producer: Morgan Till

Producer: Layla Quran

Field Producers: Mohammed AlMahfadi, Fuad AlYadumi, Ahmed Baider

Executive Producer: Sara Just


Rape, Harassment and Retaliation in the U.S. Forest Service: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories

Category: Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast nominee

Broadcast piece: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/rape-harassment-and-retaliation-in-the-u-s-forest-service-women-firefighters-tell-their-stories

Online piece: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/they-reported-sexual-harassment-then-the-retaliation-began

On the Fire Line revealed a longstanding culture of rape, harassment and assault in the ranks of the U.S. Forest Service. The cross-platform series took a particular focus on the misconduct faced by women firefighters, and laid bare a less-talked-about aspect of harassment: the retaliation that follows when women report. In four months of reporting, the NewsHour team conducted interviews with 34 current and former Forest Service employees spanning 13 states. Following the NewsHour reports, the head of U.S. Forest Service resigned, the agency implemented a top-to-bottom change in its sexual harassment policies and Congress held an oversight hearing.

Correspondent/writer/photographer: William Brangham

Producer/writer: Lorna Baldwin

Senior producer/editor: Emily Carpeaux

Senior producer: Murrey Jacobson

Managing editor/senior producer: Jenny Marder

Producer/writer: Elizabeth Flock

Producer/writer/photographer: Joshua Barajas

Senior producer/writer: Erica Hendry

Senior producer: Travis Daub

Design, digital and technical staff: Adam Sarraf, Vanessa Dennis, Stephan Rohde, Brennan Butler, Nick Massella and Dan Cooney

NewsHour Productions General Counsel: Lisa Lindstrom Delaney

Davis, Wright, Tremaine’s Eric Feder

Executive producer: Sara Just


These Girls Escaped Boko Haram. Now They’re Pleading for Help to Save Their Generation.

Category: Outstanding Edited Interview nominee

Two girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 thought they would never be able to escape their cruel captors. They were married to insurgents, faced brutal treatment and rape, and gave birth to their own children. In this interview, Ya Kaka and Hauwa join Judy Woodruff to recount their harrowing experiences, how their lives have changed since fleeing the insurgents and what they want for their futures.

Anchor and Managing Editor: Judy Woodruff

Senior Producer: Morgan Till

Deputy Senior Editor for Foreign Affairs and Defense: Dan Sagalyn

Production Assistants: Layla Quran, Patty Gorena Morales, Jennifer Hijazi

Editors: Mark Anderson, Ali Jaafar, Robert Hartman

Executive Producer: Sara Just


The End of AIDS: Far From Over

Category: Outstanding Science, Medical or Environmental Report nominee

Can the AIDS epidemic really be brought to an end? Thanks to new drugs and proven techniques, the U.N. recently launched a campaign to end the global epidemic by 2030, and President Trump hopes to end America’s epidemic even sooner. But an intensive journalistic collaboration between the PBS NewsHour and Science magazine reveals that enormous challenges remain. In a 5-part series, PBS NewsHour correspondent William Brangham and producer Jason Kane — in collaboration with Jon Cohen of Science magazine and the Pulitzer Center — traveled throughout Russia, Nigeria, and the United States to spotlight the social, economic and political obstacles that continue to keep the epidemic raging throughout the world.

PBS NewsHour correspondent: William Brangham

PBS NewsHour producer: Jason Kane

Science magazine reporter: Jon Cohen

Senior Producers: Murrey Jacobson, Patti Parson

Video Editors: Bob Hartman, William Brangham, Jason Kane

Photography: Misha Friedman

Design: Adam Sarraf

Digital producers: Travis Daub, Vanessa Dennis, Megan Crigger, Brennan Butler, Jenny Marder, Dan Cooney

Videograpy: Craig Matthew, Devin Pinckard, Artur Bergart

Executive Producer: Sara Just


Kept Out

Category: Outstanding Business, Consumer or Economic Report nominee

Kept Out — a Reveal, Associated Press, and NewsHour investigative reporting partnership — uncovered the denial of home-related mortgages to people of color, also known as redlining. NewsHour’s reports, which aired in February 2018, focused on home-related loans for individuals in Philadelphia. Kept Out was based on a year-long analysis of 31 million mortgage records. It found that in 61 cities across America people of color were more likely to be turned down for a loan even when they made the same amount of money, and wanted to buy in the same neighborhood, as their white counterparts.

Executive Producers: Sara Just, Amanda Pike

Senior Producers: Richard Coolidge, David Ritsher

Editor in Chief: Amy Pyle

Producer: Rachel de Leon

Reporter/Producer: Aaron Glantz

Reporter: Emmanuel Martinez


Flossie Lewis, Still Spectacular at 94

Category: Outstanding Feature Story in a Newscast nominee

Flossie Lewis, Still Spectacular at 94 offers a nuanced look into the life of a woman who inspired generations of Bay Area students. All of us have a Flossie – a teacher who profoundly shaped us into fully realized people, and who challenged us to discover talents we didn’t know existed. The ten-minute video offers not only background on who Flossie was but also a critical look at who she is today and, quite frankly, what she’s capable of. We spent time following Flossie in her retirement community, where she hosts a poetry group and writes light verse for the newsletter, interviewed fellow residents, and invited her former students to return to Flossie’s classroom at Lowell High School in San Francisco for a special lecture.

Executive Producers: James Blue, Steve Goldbloom, Sara Just

Producers: Zach Land-Miller, Melissa Williams