Biz Emmys on the money
Two wins for CBS, CNN, NBCCBS, CNN and NBC won two awards apiece and PBS scored one Thursday during the fourth annual Business & Financial Emmys ceremony.
CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360º" received the award for coverage of a current business news story in a regularly scheduled broadcast for "Black Market Infertility." Correspondent Randi Kaye's story focused on the lengths to which some couples are going — into illegal and sometime risky treatments — to have children.
CNN also won for "CNN Presents: How to Rob a Bank" in the category of interpretation/analysis of a business news story for newsmagazine/longform.
"NBC Nightly News" won for investigative reporting in a newscast and "Dateline NBC" was honored for investigating reporting in newsmagazine/longform. "Nightly" and correspondent Lisa Myers investigated Congressional perks given by corporations, including Virginia Sen. George Allen's rock-bottom pricing on corporate jets. "Bitter Pills" was "Dateline's" probe into counterfeit prescription drugs headed by correspondent Chris Hansen.
CBS correspondent Bob Simon and "60 Minutes" were honored in current business news coverage for Simon's story on the oil-rich sands of Alberta. Correspondent John Blackstone and "Sunday Morning" received an award for interpretation/analysis for "Relics of Rock," a feature about a man's discovery of a lost (and lucrative) trove of music history and memorabilia.
PBS' "Frontline" won in the business documentary category for "Can You Afford to Retire?" with correspondent Hedrick Smith.
Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger was honored with a lifetime achievement award, presented by CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo and New York Times public editor Byron E. Calame.
Late "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley also was recognized informally with a clip from one of his last public appearances, at September's News & Documentary Emmys ceremony in New York.