FRONTLINE Nominated for 18 Emmy Awards

July 11, 2013

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 YemenAn 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 RespondsEighteen 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 MomentThe 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 DeathsAn 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 DoubtInside the groups who shifted the direction of the climate-change debate. (Credits)

Inside Japan’s Nuclear MeltdownThe desperate days after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, told by those who were there. (Credits)

Poor KidsAn exploration of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen — through the eyes of children. (Credits)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism — Long Form

Big Sky, Big MoneyA tale of money and politics from Montana, the epicenter of the campaign-finance debate. (Credits)

Dollars and DentistsAn investigation with the Center for Public Integrity into America’s dental-care crisis. (Credits)

Outstanding Informational Programming — Long Form

The InterruptersAn 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 PlanAn exploration of the underground world of assisted suicide. (Credits)

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form

Money, Power and Wall StreetThe 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.

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