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CBS Leads In News And Documentary Emmy Nominations

DOWN: Scott Pelley
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CBS News scores 43 nominations, followed by 37 for PBS, with winners to be announced October 1 in New York City.

CBS was the most honored news organization in the 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards with 43 nominations, according to an announcement Thursday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Among the nominations for CBS was one for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, which went to the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, for its coverage of the fall of Tripoli.

The CBS Evening News, which Pelley took over as anchor just over a year ago, was also nominated in the category of Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, for its coverage of the Dover Mortuary Scandal.

After CBS, the most nominations went to PBS (37), NBC (20), ABC (17) and HBO 15. No other news organization was in double figures in nominations.

At the Emmy ceremony on Oct. 1 in New York City, the National Academy will also present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, the co- anchors of Univision’s nightly Spanish language newscast, Noticiero Univision

“We are happy to highlight their work which represents the very best in news reporting,” said Malachy Wienges, NATAS chairman.

According to the announcement, the Univision newscast reaches 96 percent of Hispanics living in the U.S. and Ramos has been called “the Walter Cronkite of Hispanic news,” while the New York Times hailed Salinas as “the voice of Hispanic America.”

In 2007, Ramos and Saliinas were front and center as Univision became the first Spanish language U.S. TV network to cover the Democratic and Republican conventions. This year Univision has also been active in covering the U.S. presidential race.

A complete list of nominees is available on the Academy website which is www.emmyonline.tv.