PBS Wins 17 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards – More Than Any Other Organization –

ARLINGTON, VA; September 29, 2015 – PBS programs were honored with 17 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, more than any other organization, at the 36th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards presentation at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, Home of the New York Philharmonic, in New York City on September 28.

“On behalf of PBS and our member stations, congratulations to our all our programs and producers who were honored with News & Documentary Emmy Awards,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. “Our mission in public media is to shed light where others may not go--through in-depth investigative journalism, outstanding nature and natural history programming, and independent film--and our 2015 News & Documentary Award winners lead the way. These awards are a welcome recognition of our focus on distinctive content and speak to the extraordinary quality of programming being produced by public media. Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees.”

Acclaimed PBS series FRONTLINE earned six awards, followed by NATURE with four. FRONTLINE’s "United States of Secrets" and POV’s "After Tiller" were tied for Best Documentary. The complete list of PBS’ News & Documentary Emmy Award winners follows:

Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine
– FRONTLINE "Hunting Boko Haram"

Outstanding Informational Programming Long-Form
– POV "When I Walk"

Outstanding Nature Programming
– NATURE "Snow Monkeys"

Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction
– YOUR INNER FISH

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

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
– FRONTLINE "The Battle for Ukraine"

Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story-Long Form
– FRONTLINE "United States of Secrets"

Outstanding Music & Sound
– NATURE "Animal Misfits"

Outstanding Promotional Announcement
– New season of NATURE: Sneak Preview

Outstanding Investigative Journalism-Long-Form
– FRONTLINE "Firestone and the Warlord"

Outstanding Historical Programming-Long-Form
– INDEPENDENT LENS "The Trials of Muhammad Ali"

Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form
– NATURE "Snow Monkeys"

Outstanding Research
– FRONTLINE "Firestone and the Warlord"

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
– PBS NEWSHOUR “Who's Behind The Chinese Takeover Of The World's Biggest Pork Producer?"

Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
– PBS NEWSHOUR and THE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING “Hazardous Work: Diving into the Philippines’ Dangerous Underwater Mines"

Best Documentary
– FRONTLINE "United States of Secrets"
– POV "After Tiller"

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