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PBS Wins 11 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

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– More Than Any Other Organization – 

ARLINGTON, VA; October 1, 2014 – PBS programs were honored with 11 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, more than any other organization, at the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards presentation at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at the Lincoln Center, in the Time Warner Center in New York City on September 30.

“We are so proud of the work our producers are doing to bring important and informative stories to the public,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Officer and General Manager, General Audience Programming for PBS. “Tonight’s honors demonstrate that PBS and our member stations are the top destinations for news and documentary programming. We congratulate all our producers who were winners and nominees tonight.”

Acclaimed PBS series FRONTLINE earned four, followed by INDEPENDENT LENS with three. Charlie Rose was also honored with a News & Documentary Emmy for "Outstanding Interview" for his one-on-one with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad which aired on CHARLIE ROSE on PBS and CBS THIS MORNING. The complete list of PBS’ News & Documentary Emmy Award winners follows:

Best Documentary
 – INDEPENDENT LENS “The Invisible War”

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine
– Need to Know

Outstanding Coverage a Current News Story—Long-Form
– FRONTLINE “Syria Behind the Lines”

Outstanding Investigative Journalism—Long-Form
– INDEPENDENT LENS “The Invisible War”

Outstanding Historical Programming—Long-Form
– THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting—Long-Form
– FRONTLINE “The Retirement Gamble”

Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming
– POV “Herman's House”

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
– NOVA “Manhunt - Boston Bombers”

Outstanding Research
– FRONTLINE “Outlawed in Pakistan”

Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long-Form
– INDEPENDENT LENS “Detropia”

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic
– FRONTLINE League of Denial "Dangerous Love Affair" Trailer

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