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PBS Wins 14 News & Documentary Emmys®

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Filmmaker Ken Dornstein searches for the men who blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland — a terrorist act that killed 270 people, including his older brother David in FRONTLINE "My Brother's Bomber." Photo courtesy of FRONTLINE.


– More Than Any Other Organization –

PBS programs were honored with 14 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, more than any other organization, at the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City on September 21.

“On behalf of the entire PBS system, I congratulate the teams behind the PBS programs that were honored at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “PBS and our member stations are committed to excellent journalism and powerful storytelling that educates, engages and inspires the American public. Tonight’s awards reflect the kind of quality programming that we strive to distribute every single day.”

Acclaimed PBS series FRONTLINE earned seven awards, more than any other individual series, followed by POV with two. POV’s "Cutie and the Boxer" won Best Documentary.

PBS would also like to congratulate filmmaker Stanley Nelson on his Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at tonight’s ceremony. Mr. Nelson was honored for his mastery of the craft of the documentary, particularly the historical documentary, and for his distinguished body of films exploring the many facets of the African American experience.

To view a complete list of winners, click here.

PBS’ News & Documentary Emmy® Award winners are:

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

FRONTLINE "Inheritance"
- New Approaches: Documentaries

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

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

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

PBS NEWSHOUR
- Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, for "Deadly Oil Fields"

POV "Cutie and the Boxer"
- Best Documentary

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