PBS NewsHour’s “The End of AIDS?” Series Named News & Documentary Emmy Award Recipient

Washington, DC (October 6, 2017) — PBS NewsHour’s six-part series “The End of AIDS?” was named the recipient of a News & Documentary Emmy Award in the Outstanding Science, Medical and Environmental Report category. The award was presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Thursday evening at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

Produced in collaboration with Science magazine and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, “The End of AIDS?” brought viewers to six places around the world where innovative work is being done to curtail the HIV/AIDS epidemic. While highlighting these stunning successes, the series also explored the significant social, economic and political barriers that may keep the finish line beyond reach.

“The End of AIDS?” can be fully experienced online with additional multimedia reporting that sheds light on the human faces behind the policies. The series has also been named the recipient of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2017 Communication Award in the Film/Radio/TV category and an Association of Health Care Journalists award in the Public Health (large) category.

The team that produced this ambitious series of reporting on broadcast and online includes PBS NewsHour correspondent William Brangham; producer Jason Kane; senior producers Richard Coolidge, Murrey Jacobson, and Patti Parson; executive producer Sara Just; videographers Craig Matthew, Jason Lelchuk, and Devin Pinckard; editors John Morgan and Bob Hartman; broadcast graphics producer Dawn Andres; digital graphics producer Megan Crigger; digital producers Vanessa Dennis and Travis Daub; Science magazine reporter Jon Cohen; and UCTV producer Shannon Bradley.

About the 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, 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 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore 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.