PBS leads with nine News & Documentary Emmys

PBS was the big winner at the 33rd annual edition of the News and Documentary Emmy Awards Monday. 

The pubcaster’s flagship program “P.O.V.” won five awards, “Frontline” took home two Emmys for reports on uprisings in Syria and Egypt while “Independent Lens” and “Nature” claimed one apiece. 

Among the commmerical nets, ABC and CBS each won seven Emmys.

For the alphabet net, “20/20” and “Nightline” earned two Emmys each. Three special reports — “Gadhafi Speaks,” “Crisis in Libya” and an investigation into Solyndra — each won an award.

“60 Minutes,” the centerpiece of the Tiffany net’s Sunday night lineup, won five Emmys for the segments “Gospel for Teens,” “Hard Times Generation: Families in Cars” and “The Next Housing Shock.” Both “48 Hours” and the “CBS Evening News” won an Emmy each. 

NBC won three Emmys: the controversial Bob Costas interview with Jerry Sandusky on “Rock Center,” the “Dateline” segment “Rescue in the Mountains,” and a design award for the Education Nation event. 

CNN claimed two Emmys for its breaking news coverage of the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Murbarak and the “AC360” special on bullying.

Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, longtime co-anchors of Univision’s evening newscast “Noticiero Univision,” were feted with lifetime achievement honors during the Oct. 1 ceremony at New York’s Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center. 

The full list of winners — spread across 42 categories including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary — can be found here.

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