PBS NewsHour Nominated for 6 News and Documentary Emmy Awards

6-emmyWashington, DC (July 21, 2016) — The PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, was nominated for six News & Documentary Emmy Awards from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. PBS programming received a total of 54 nominations, more than any other organization this year.

NewsHour’s segment “Will a Robotic Arm Ever Have the Full Functionality of a Human Limb?” was nominated in the category Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

In the Outstanding Hard News Report in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast category, PBS NewsHour received two nominations, for “Under the Radar,” produced in part with Scripps News Service, and “Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Diagnosis Reconsidered.”

In the Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast category, NewsHour received three nominations, for “Deadly Oil Fields” and “G.I. BILL$,” produced in partnership with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, and “Get Ready For Another Round Of The Foreclosure Crisis.”

The 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards will take place at Lincoln Center in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

About PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, Lincoln Financial Group, MD Anderson Cancer Center, XQ Institute, and 23andMe, with additional support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, National Science Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.