News Emmys to 'P.O.V.,' 'Frontline'

5:00 AM PST 09/12/2007 by Paul J. Gough, AP

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NEW YORK -- This month's News and Documentary Emmy Awards will give special recognition to the longtime PBS documentary series "Frontline" and "P.O.V./American Documentary."

Both will receive a special award for excellence in television documentary filmmaking from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 28th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The dinner will be held Sept. 24 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.

The two PBS series have both celebrated more than 20 years on the air, with "Frontline" celebrating its 25th anniversary in January and "P.O.V." marking its 20th season this year. It will be joined by 32 categories of awards during the ceremony.

"Frontline" debuted in January 1983, and has since won 35 Emmys, 23 duPont-Columbia University Awards and 12 Peabody Awards. "P.O.V.," which has helped boost the careers of such directors as Jonathan Demme and Michael Moore, has been on the air since 1988.
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