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PBS wins six news and doc Emmys

ABC, NBC and CBS each take home four awards
/ Source: The Associated Press

PBS took six awards at the annual news and documentary Emmys, and Associated Press Television News was honored for its coverage of the Beslan school siege in Russia.

ABC, NBC and CBS each won four Emmys. HBO won three, and the president of HBO’s documentary division, Sheila Nevins, was given the Emmy’s lifetime achievement award. Dan Rather of CBS News was also given a special tribute for his years as anchorman.

(MSNBC is a joint venture between NBC and Microsoft.)

APTN was honored for the work of photographer Dimitri Kozlov, who gained a vantage point in an apartment across the school and was in position to get exclusive pictures when the deadly siege began.

The ceremony, held Monday in New York, will be broadcast by C-SPAN at a date to be determined.

The winners:

Coverage of a breaking news story in a regular newscast: “ABC World News Tonight” for “Battle of Fallujah.”

Coverage of a continuing news story in a regular newscast: “ABC World News Tonight” for “Hidden War: Genocide in Darfur.”

Feature story in a regular newscast: “CBS News Sunday Morning” for “Net Gain.”

Investigative journalism in a regular newscast: “The CBS Evening News” for “The Enron Tapes.”

Coverage of a breaking news story in a newsmagazine: “ABC News Nightline” for “Anatomy of Beslan.”

Coverage of a continuing story in a newsmagazine: CBS’ “60 Minutes II” for “The Murder of Emmett Till.”

Feature story in a newsmagazine: CBS’ “60 Minutes II” for “Garden of Eden.”

Investigative journalism in a newsmagazine: “Dateline NBC” for “Children for Sale.”

Live coverage of a breaking news story (long form): NBC News for “The Death and Funeral of Ronald Wilson Reagan.”

Continuing coverage of a news story (long form): PBS “Wide Angle” for “Ladies First.”

Investigative journalism (long form): PBS’ “Frontline” for “The Secret History of the Credit Card.”

Informational programming (long form): Sundance Channel’s “DOCday” for “In Rwanda We Say ... The Family That Does Not Speak Dies.”

Historical programming (long form): Discovery Times Channel for “Reporters at War.”

Interview: “Dateline NBC” for “Bin Laden’s Brother.”

Cultural and Artistic Programming: “Cinemax Reel Life” for “Bus 174.”

Science, technology and nature programming: PBS’ “DNA” for “The Human Race.”

Story in a regular newscast: ABC’s “World News Tonight” for “Iraq: Where Things Stand.”

Newsmagazine report: “Dateline NBC” for “Children for Sale.”

Documentary: HBO’s “America Undercover” for “My Flesh and Blood.”

Writing: Janet Hess of PBS’s “Nature” for “Pale Male.”

Directing: John Bredar of PBS for the National Geographic special “Arlington: Field of Honor”; Barak Goodman of PBS’s “American Experience” for “The Fight.”

Research: Tom Blanton, Polly Pettit and Kathleen Toner of ABC News Productions/Discovery Times for “Declassified: Nixon in China” on the Discovery Times Channel; Michael Beschloss, Bruce Kennedy and Robin Espinola of the Discovery Channel’s “Decisions That Shook the World” for “LBJ.”

Cinematography: Josep Domenech for “Cinemax Reel Life” and “Balseros.”

Editing: Richard Hankin of HBO’s “America Undercover” for “Capturing the Friedmans”; Eli Olson of HBO’s “America Undercover” for “My Flesh and Blood.”

Graphic and artistic design: Jim Radford, Anthony Buonomo and Piers Wallace of Discovery Channel’s “Virtual History” for “The Secret Plot to Kill Hitler.”

Music and sound: Composers Chris Biondo and Harry Leonard Williams and sound mixer Dave Hurley for MSNBC’s “National Geographic Ultimate Explorer” and “On Thin Ice.”

Lighting direction and scenic design: Photography director Michael Robinson and art director Kate Guyan of the History Channel for “Ten Days to D-Day.”

Regional news story, spot news: WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News” for “Chopper 4 Crash.”

Regional news story, investigative reporting: WCAU-TV “News at 11” for “Dirty Little Secret.”

International breaking news story: Associated Press Television News for “Beslan.”

International news story, continuing coverage: Netherlands Public Broadcasting for “Return to Beslan.”