PBS tops news Emmy noms with 38

'NBC Nightly News' nabs 10 nominations

NEW YORK -- PBS and "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" led the nominations Tuesday for the 29th annual News & Documentary Emmys.

PBS received 38 nominations, far and away the most for any network and all but one in the documentary categories. The next nearest rivals were ABC and CBS, which received 17 nominations each. NBC earned 14 nominations, including 10 for the "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" that made it the most-nominated program this year.

Networks also receiving double digit nominations were National Geographic (12) and HBO/Cinemax (10). Also receiving multiple nominations were CBS' "60 Minutes" (9); ABC's "20/20" (8); "ABC World News With Charles Gibson" (8); PBS' "POV" (6); PBS' "America at a Crossroads" (5); PBS' "Nature" (5); CBS' "Sunday Morning" (5); "HBO Documentary Films" (5); "Cinemax Reel Life" (5); WashingtonPost.com; and "National Geographic Explorer" (4).

NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engle received nominations for reports on al-Qaida and Pakistan. CNN's Anderson Cooper received two nominations and ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross received three nominations.

Other networks receiving nominations are History Channel (6); CNN (5); Current TV (3); Discovery Channel (3); Smithsonian Channel (3); freep/Detroit Free Press (2); HDNet (2); HDNet/PBS (2); MercuryNews.com (2); MSNBC (2); NYTimes.com (2); and VH1 (2). Receiving one nomination each were Animal Planet, CFR.org, Discovery Times, GettyImages.com, LATimes.com, NPR.org, Oxygen and Univision.

The awards will be handed out Sept. 22 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center in New York.