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PBS Leads News and Documentary Emmy Winners

Public Broadcaster Receives Nine Awards; CNN, Discovery, HBO Set Cable Pace with Two Apiece 10/02/2012 10:19 AM Eastern
PBS led the winners at the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Monday night, taking home nine statues at the ceremony in New York City presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Its P.O.V. received five Emmys, Frontline won two awards for reports on Syria and Cairo and Independent Lens and Nature each took home a statue.

Discovery, CNN and HBO set the pace on the cable side, winning two awards each.

ABC and CBS led the network news divisions with seven Emmys apiece. ABC's 20/20 and Nightline had two wins apiece, while reports "Gadhafi Speaks," "Crisis in Libya" and an investigative report on the collapse of the Solyndra green energy company each took an award.

CBS' 60 Minutes was honored with five awards for its stories "Gospel for Teens," "Hard Times Generation - Families in Cars" and "The Next Housing Shock." 48 Hours also received an Emmy as did the CBS Evening News for the report "Gunwalker: Fast and Furious."

NBC won three awards for the Dateline piece "Rescue in the Mountains," lighting and set design for its Education Nation event and for Bob Costas' interview with Jerry Sandusky on Rock Center with Brian Williams.

CNN received two awards, honored for the AC360 special on bullying and breaking news coverage of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepping down.

The full list of winners can be found here.

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