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[09/26/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS News Is Honored with Five Awards to Tie with PBS for the Most for a Single Network at the 27th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Ceremony

[via press release from CBS]

CBS NEWS IS HONORED WITH FIVE AWARDS TO TIE WITH PBS FOR THE MOST FOR A SINGLE NETWORK AT THE 27TH ANNUAL NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARDS CEREMONY

60 MINUTES' Four Awards is the Most for a Single Program

CBS News was awarded five News and Documentary Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, tying it with PBS for the most Emmys for a single network. 60 MINUTES won four of those, making it the most honored single program. The awards were presented last night (25) at a ceremony in New York City.

In the Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine, 48 HOURS received the Emmy for its gripping report, "Hostage," on the terrorist attack of a Russian school. Peter Van Sant reports on children, parents and teachers terrorized by Chechen separatists in Beslan. Joe Halderman and Jonathan Sanders were the producers; Michael McHugh and Michael Vele were the editors.

60 MINUTES wins follow:

� Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine: "Rendition" -- Scott Pelley investigates the CIA practice of handing over terrorist suspects to foreign countries known to use torture. Graham Messick, producer; Matthew Lev, editor.

� Outstanding Coverage of Breaking News Story in a News Magazine: "Aftershock" -- Bob Simon follows a team of New York paramedics who left jobs and paychecks to help Pakistani earthquake victims. Michael Gavshon and Solly Granatstein, producers; Paul Bellinger, editor.

� Outstanding Interview in a News Magazine: "First Man" -- Ed Bradley speaks to Neil Armstrong in a rare interview with the first man on the moon. Mitch Weitzner, Kara MacMahon, producers; Matthew Danowski, editor.

� Outstanding Feature Story in a News Magazine: "The Sea Gypsies" -- Bob Simon visits the Moken people, nomadic Southeast Asian island dwellers who survived the terrible 2004 tsunami. Michael Gavshon and Solly Granatstein, producers; Paul Bellinger, editor.





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