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PBS Nominated for 54 News & Documentary Emmys®

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PBS programs received 54 nominations for the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, the most earned by any organization. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees on July 21, 2016. The awards honor programming distributed during the 2015 calendar year. 

PBS programs receiving multiple nominations include FRONTLINE (18), INDEPENDENT LENS (8), NATURE (8), PBS NewsHour (6), NOVA (4) and POV (4). A complete list of PBS nominations is below. 

“At this moment in our nation’s history, we feel a renewed responsibility to use our platforms to educate, engage and inspire our audiences,” said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO. “In addition to providing outstanding factual and science programming, we seek to convene conversations about the most important issues of the day through our news and public affairs work, as well as our documentary films. These nominations are a welcome recognition of that effort. Congratulations to all of our producers who have been recognized today, and to our public media system, for receiving the most News & Documentary Emmy® nominations of any organization."

The awards will be presented on September 21, 2016 during a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. To see the full list of nominees, please visit http://emmyonline.com/news_37th_nominations.

PBS Nominees

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "Last Days in Vietnam"
- Outstanding Editing – Documentary and Long Form

E.O. WILSON – OF ANTS AND MEN
- Outstanding Music and Sound

FRONTLINE "Being Mortal"
- Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form

FRONTLINE "Ebola Outbreak: A Virtual Journey"
- New Approaches: Current News Coverage

FRONTLINE "Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA"
- Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form

FRONTLINE "Growing Up Trans"
- Best Documentary

FRONTLINE "Inheritance"
- New Approaches: Documentary

FRONTLINE "Inside Assad’s Syria"
- Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form

FRONTLINE "ISIS in Afghanistan"
- Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a Current News Story in a Magazine
- Best Report in a News Magazine

FRONTLINE "My Brother’s Bomber"
- Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form
- Outstanding Research

FRONTLINE "OUTBREAK"
- Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form
- Outstanding Writing
- Outstanding Research
- Outstanding Cinematography – Documentary and Long Form

FRONTLINE "Rape on the Night Shift"
- Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form
- Outstanding Research

FRONTLINE "Secrets, Politics and Torture"
- Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form

FRONTLINE "Terror in Little Saigon"
- Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form

IN DEFENSE OF FOOD
- Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form

INDEPENDENT LENS "1971"
- Outstanding Historical Programming – Long Form

INDEPENDENT LENS "After the Storm"
- New Approaches: Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS "American Denial"
- Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

INDEPENDENT LENS "Born to Fly"
- Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming

INDEPENDENT LENS "The Kill Team"
- Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form

INDEPENDENT LENS "Rich Hill"
- Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form

INDEPENDENT LENS "The Homestretch"
- Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form

INDEPENDENT LENS "Through a Lens Darkly"
- Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming

LIFE ON THE REEF
- Outstanding Cinematography – Documentary and Long Form

NATURE
- Outstanding Promotional Announcement, for What’s Coming Up Next on NATURE

NATURE "Animal Homes"
- Outstanding Nature Programming
- Outstanding Cinematography – Documentary and Long Form

NATURE "Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La"
- Outstanding Nature Programming

NATURE "Owl Power"
- Outstanding Nature Programming

NATURE "Soul of the Elephant"
- Outstanding Nature Programming

NATURE "The Last Orangutan Eden"
- Outstanding Music and Sound

NATURE "Wild France"
- Outstanding Music and Sound

NOVA "Dawn of Humanity"
- Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

NOVA "Inside Einstein’s Mind"
- Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
- Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction

NOVA "The Great Math Mystery"
- Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

PBS NEWSHOUR
- Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, for "Will a Robotic Arm Ever Have the Full Functionality of a Human Limb?"
- Outstanding Hard News Report in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, for "Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Diagnosis Reconsidered"
- Outstanding Hard News Report in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, for "Under the Radar"
- Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, for "Deadly Oil Fields"
- Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, for "G.I. BILL$”
- Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, for "Get Ready For Another Round Of The Foreclosure Crisis”

POV "Art and Craft"
- Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming

POV "Cutie and the Boxer"
- Best Documentary

POV “Point and Shoot”
- Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction

POV "StoryCorps Shorts: Traffic Stop"
- New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture

THE MYSTERY OF MATTER: SEARCH FOR THE ELEMENTS
- Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design

TWICE BORN – STORIES FROM THE SPECIAL DELIVERY UNIT
- Outstanding Science and Technology Programming