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.