31st News & Documentary Emmy Awards

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31st News & Documentary Emmy Awards
Date September 27, 2010
Location Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York City
Television/Radio coverage
Network C-SPAN (aired October 9th at 8pm)
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The 31st News & Documentary Emmy Awards were held on September 27, 2010, at Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Awards were presented in 41 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary. In attendance were over 900 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists.

Notable awards included the Lifetime Achievement Award given to documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. PBS NewsHour received the Chairman's Award, with it being accepted by longtime news anchor Jim Lehrer, former anchor Robert MacNeil, longtime executive producer Les Crystal, and current executive producer Linda Winslow.[1]

Winners[edit]

Network breakdown[edit]

The following chart is a breakdown of number of awards won this awards season per station.

Channel Number of Emmy's
This Season
CBS 7
NBC 6
PBS 5
ABC 2
HDNet 2
History Channel 2
National Geographic Channel 2
Planet Green 2
Sundance Channel 2
CNBC 1
Discovery Channel 1
Globeandmail.com 1
HBO 1
NYTimes.com 1
TIME.com 1
VH1 1
KPIX-TV (San Francisco) 1
KHOU-TV (Houston) 1
KSTP-TV (Minneapolis – Saint Paul) 1

Breakdown by program[edit]

Program Channel Number of Emmy's
This Season
60 Minutes CBS 4
CBS Evening News With Katie Couric CBS 3
NBC News Special NBC 2
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams NBC 2
Dateline NBC NBC 1
Today NBC 1
Bill Moyers Journal PBS 1
FRONTLINE PBS 2
FRONTLINE/World PBS 1
P.O.V. PBS 1
ABC News Special Events ABC 1
Diane Sawyer 20/20 Special ABC 1
HDNet World Report HDNet 1
Dan Rather Reports HDNet 1
Stealing Lincoln’s Body History Channel 1
WWII in HD History Channel 1
CIA Confidential: Pakistan Undercover National Geographic Channel 1
National Geographic’s Most Incredible Photos National Geographic Channel 1
The Last Beekeeper Planet Green 1
Reel Impact Series Planet Green 1
War Dance Sundance Channel 2
Inside the Mind of Google CNBC 1
Wild Pacific Discovery Channel 1
Behind the Veil Globeandmail.com 1
HBO Documentary Films HBO 1
One in 8 Million NYTimes.com 1
The Iconic Photo Series TIME.com 1
Anvil! The Story of Anvil VH1 1
KHOU News at 10pm KHOU-TV (Houston, TX) 1
KPIX Eyewitness News KPIX-TV (San Francisco, CA) 1
KSTP 5 Eyewitness News KSTP-TV (Minneapolis, MN) 1

Awards[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award Chairman’s Award
Regularly Scheduled Newscast News Magazine
Long Form Interview
Programming Best Story In A Regularly Scheduled Newscast
  • Arts & Culture
    • Anvil! The Story of Anvil (VH1)
  • Science And Technology
    • The English Surgeon (PBS)
  • Nature
Best Report In A News Magazine Best Documentary
  • The Winter of Our Hardship and The Long Recession, 60 Minutes (CBS)
New Approaches To News & Documentary Programming: Individual Achievement In A Craft:
Promotional Announcement: Regional News Story

Nominees[edit]

Presenters[edit]

References[edit]

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