PBS headlines News Emmy noms
Leads all nets with 22; '60 Minutes' top show with 12PBS leads the nominees for the 28th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards with 22 mentions, followed by CBS, whose newsmagazine "60 Minutes" garnered 12 of the network's 19 nominations.
Also receiving double-digit noms were ABC with 15 and NBC with 14. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences made the announcement Tuesday.
"60 Minutes" received the most recognition for any show, with noms for reports covering such topics as "Dust at Ground Zero," "Hitler's Secret Archive," "The Duke Rape Case" and "I'm Mike Wallace: A 60 Minutes Tribute." "CBS Evening News" and "CBS News Sunday Morning" garnered three noms each, and "Face the Nation" nabbed one.
PBS series receiving noms included "Nature," "P.O.V.," "American Experience," "Nova" and "Frontline."
"NBC Nightly News" and "ABC World News" split the category for coverage of a breaking-news story in a regularly scheduled newscast, with NBC and ABC each taking three of the six noms (one of the citations for "World News" was shared with ABC's "Good Morning America" and "Nightline").
"World News" and "Nightly News" also were mentioned in the category for continuing coverage of a news story in a regularly scheduled newscast. They will vie with "GMA," "CBS Evening News" and PBS' "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer."
"Nightly News" dominated the category for best story in a regularly scheduled newscast, with three of five noms for reports on Sept. 11, the crisis in Darfur and Hurricane Katrina. "CBS News Sunday Morning" and "ABC World News"/"Nightline" round out the category.
Other networks receiving noms included CNN and HBO (six apiece) and Cinemax, History Channel and Discovery Channel (five each).
The News and Documentary Emmys will be handed out Sept. 24 during a black-tie ceremony at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.