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Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center


LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

It’s my great pleasure as the Chairman of the National Academy

of Television Arts & Sciences to welcome you to the 32nd Annual

News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. These Emmy® Awards are

among the most prestigious that we bestow.

The journalists, documentarians and organizations we honor

this evening bring us the world and make us witness to the ever

changing geopolitical landscape, the constant struggle for freedom

and human rights, the fight to eliminate HIV and other pandemics and allow us to

ponder the questions of who we are and how we live our lives. I can’t think of more

important work, and we at the National Academy wish to congratulate all of the

nominees for their outstanding contribution to excellence in television.

We at the National Academy are especially pleased to honor Larry King this evening

for his more than 50 years in the news and entertainment business. Is there any

prominent individual in the world of politics, national events, radio, television or film

he has not interviewed? He has graced our homes night after night with an enormous

number of public figures on a remarkable range of topics. In his 25 years at CNN, he

helped build an audience for cable news and hosted more than a few history making

broadcasts. We are delighted to have him as this year’s News & Documentary Lifetime

Achievement Award recipient.

In addition, I would like to thank all of the professionals from the ranks of the

broadcast journalists and documentary filmmakers who generously gave of their time

to evaluate and judge the over 1300 entries we received this year. It is their efforts that

allow us to judge and celebrate the best and the brightest in our industry each year.

Finally, please join with me in thanking and congratulating the members and staff

of NATAS who worked so hard to make this evening possible, especially Awards

Chairs, Linda Giannecchini and Chuck Dages, Director, David Winn, and Manager,

Christine Chin.

Malachy Wienges

Chairman National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service

organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the

promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements

within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted

Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime

Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology &

Engineering. Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States.

NATAS also presents the Global Media Awards which recognizes excellence in the

world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. Emmy® Awards

given out for primetime programming are presented by our sister organization, the

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive

educational programs including Regional Student Television Awards for outstanding

journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and

major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more

information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.

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Contents

3 Letter from the Chairman

4 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE:

Larry King

5 King of the Mike

by Allison J. Waldman

8 A Direct Line to the American People

by President Bill Clinton

10 Tough But Fair by Reverend Billy Graham

11 The Master Interviewer by Ted Turner

12 A Passion for News by Wendy Walker

12 My American Idol by Ryan Seacrest

14 THE INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS:

Celebrating Excellence in Global Broadcast

Journalism by Bruce L. Paisner

15 The Nominees

34 Presenters

36 Special Thanks

38 Officers of the National Academy of

Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences thanks the

sponsors of the 32nd Annual News & Documentary

Emmy Awards:

Photography by Marc Bryan-Brown

Photos from the event can be viewed at

www.bryan-brown.com

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

King of the Mike

Larry King’s Distinguished Career

By Allison J. Waldman

In a career spanning over five decades as a news professional, Larry

King has set a high water mark as the epitome of what a broadcast

journalist should be. With dogged determination, an attention to

detail and a commitment to excellence, he’s been a champion, having

earned the title of the “Muhammad Ali of the broadcast interview.”

Whether face to face with Marlon Brando or Bill Clinton, talking to

Barbra Streisand or Vladimir Putin, querying Mike Tyson or Lady Gaga,

Larry King has spoken to the famous and the infamous, bringing clarity,

focus and insight to every encounter. With the touch of his Brooklyn

roots, the wit of a member of the Algonquin round table, and the

probing questions of an Edward R. Murrow, King developed a unique

style that has served him well through the years. And always, always,

with the viewer as sidekick…taking calls and connecting in a way other

interviewers never could.

King has always possessed a combination of talents that have

contributed to his long and distinguished career: the street smarts of a

regular guy, the finger on the pulse of current events, a reporter’s hunger

for the truth, and the ability to be a storyteller. All these qualities have

added up to make Larry King one of the greatest television talkers of

all time. It is why the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

(NATAS) is honoring him with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Over the course of his career Larry King has interviewed an

enormous number of public figures on a remarkable range of topics.

In his 25 years at CNN he helped build an audience for cable news and

hosted more than a few history-making broadcasts. NATAS is proud

to honor him for his distinguished broadcasting career,” said Malachy

Wienges, Chairman, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

In the estimation of fellow CNN broadcaster Anderson Cooper,

“Larry King is the everyman who asks the questions we would all ask

if we found ourselves in front of a major celebrity or politician. He is

genuinely interested in people and I think that really comes across on

the television screen. Leaning forward, hand under his chin, always

ready with another question, he is a legend and is so deserving of this

recognition.”

He’s been called “the most remarkable talk-show host on TV ever,” by

TV Guide and “master of the mike” by Time magazine. “For the last halfcentury,

Larry King has given an amazing array of people the chance

to tell their stories and made them accessible to millions of people,”

summarized President Bill Clinton. “[He has a] unique combination

of a big heart, a fine mind, and an unquenchable desire to understand

everything and everybody.”

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It all began for King on the radio, but it wasn’t easy. King recalls, “I

worked on the United Parcel Service truck, I sold home delivery of milk.

But always, in the back of my mind, I wanted to get into radio.”

It was on May 1, 1957, WAHR in Miami Beach, when the 24-yearold

New Yorker finally got his chance on the air. The red light went

on and Larry King…froze. The station manager burst into the studio

and delivered a message: “This is the communications business, so

communicate!”

Once Larry King started talking, he didn’t stop. And he found his

voice by simply being himself. He told his listeners that it was his first

time ever on the radio, that he was scared and that his boss had just

screamed at him.

Since that day, Larry King was never afraid again because he had

learned to be himself. That was one important lesson. The other was

even more basic. He learned the fine art of listening. “I remind myself

every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m

going to learn, I must do it by listening.”

He has a unique combination of a big heart,

a fine mind, and an unquenchable desire to

understand everything and everybody. —Bill Cosby

Fordham professor Paul Levinson, Communication and Media

Studies, puts his importance in historic perspective when he says, “King

is right up there with Walter Cronkite, Johnny Carson, and Oprah

Winfrey as being one of the most important, influential talkers in the

history of television. His interviews over the years have given viewers an

unforgettable encyclopedia of celebrities and news makers in all walks

of life.”

Tom Gilbert, entertainment journalist and author and editor at News

Corp.’s The Daily, describes King’s style succinctly, compared to other

talk show hosts: “His one-on-one, radio-style interviews at a desk,

coupled with his mensch next door quality, set him apart in a crowded

show field at a time when the talk show format was believed to have

reached full maturity. He’s one of a kind. There’s nobody alive who

doesn’t know who he is.”

In his long career, King claimed that his best guest ever was Frank

Sinatra. The worst was actor Robert Mitchum, who provided nothing

but monosyllabic responses. But from viewer’s perspectives, there are

episodes that stand out, the ones that remain unforgettable.

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In 1994, the beachfront one on one with Marlon

Brando—complete with Brando’s kiss for Larry.

The desktop debate between Al Gore and Ross

Perot about NAFTA that Larry moderated with

skill and focus. Tammy Faye Messner’s last televised

interview on the eve of her death.

Through it all, King maintained a simple

philosophy: “In my 50 years of broadcasting I’ve

learned that the interviewer and interviewee have

something irrevocably in common; they’re both

human. My goal in talking to people from all walks

of life—in all kinds of situations—has never been

to judge. It has always been to simply understand.”

And while he was always welcoming and made

guests comfortable, he wasn’t looking to make

friends. “I’ve never been concerned about someone’s

liking me tomorrow. I never think of access or good

will. I just want a good interview. I want guests to be

informative and entertaining,” he said.

Oprah Winfrey, the queen of the talk show

format, remembered how impressed she was to

learn of Larry King’s impact around the world. “At

this Ngala Range Reserve, and we have the tracker,

who is one of the most powerful black men I had

ever seen…I was asking him about Michael Jordan,

and he didn’t know who Michael Jordan was…he

didn’t know who I was either…but he asked me if I

knew Larry King. In a little village in Botswana, the

tracker doesn’t know who Michael Jordan is, but he

knows Larry. That just blows my mind.”

As someone on the other side of the mike, the

interviewee, Bill Cosby put it this way about Larry,

“He has a unique combination of a big heart, a fine

mind, and an unquenchable desire to understand

everything and everybody.” Another comic and talk

show pro, Bill Maher, put it this way about tonight’s

honoree. “Larry King is the master of getting people

to open up and tell their story.”

In 50 years on radio and television, Larry King

amassed an amazing 50,000 interviews. Larry

King Live began on CNN in June 1985 and came

to an end on December 16, 2010, and it was

especially with that program where his unique

gifts as a communicator shone. In that time, he

conducted a wide variety of celebrity chats, indepth

interrogations, debates and discussions. And

while the show has ended, the King legacy goes on.

There will be Larry King specials, assuring his loyal,

worldwide audience that their voice—the guy on

the street—will continue representing them. r

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The Miami days With Mötley Crüe

Preparing to interview Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

With Bob Hope

With Brando

Emceeing a Sweet 16 party in Brooklyn


CNN PROUDLY SALUTES

LARRY KING

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

© 2011 Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.


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A Direct Line to the American People By Bill Clinton

Larry defined the talk show for a generation of listeners and viewers

because his interview style was both entertaining and educational, and

he had a great feel for what kinds of questions would get the most out

of his guests. By asking questions as simple as, “how did you feel?” he

elicited thoughtful answers that let millions

of people watching at home connect with

everyone—actors and authors, military leaders

and musicians, politicians, religious leaders, and

ordinary citizens with gripping stories of triumph

and tragedy.

That doesn’t mean his interviews were easy. He

had a wonderful, friendly way of asking tough

questions you’d rather not answer. In fact, his

manner and his genuine interest in his subjects made those questions

harder to dodge. Larry’s gift is unique, born of his own life experiences

and a genuine interest in challenging personal, political, and professional

problems.

Larry was a direct line to the American people. Before social media

made everyone a journalist and instantaneous coverage normal, events

that changed the course of American history happened in real time on

Larry’s show.

I’ll never forget the debate Larry hosted between Vice President

Al Gore and Ross Perot in 1993 on the North American Free Trade

Agreement. National support for NAFTA was at 34 percent before the

debate. After 90 minutes of close order combat, which Larry made sure

was equal parts information, argument, and entertainment, it was at

57 percent. I believe that the House of Representatives passed NAFTA

in large part because Larry gave Americans a first-hand look at how a

contentious but little understood issue actually could affect their lives.

In my interviews with Larry over the last twenty years, from my 1992

campaign to the White House years, to those covering the work of my

Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative over the past ten years,

Larry was always interested in both the public and the personal impact

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of his guests’ decisions on other people’s lives, and on what they learned

from their successes and failures.

I have been interviewed by Larry nearly two dozen times. No matter

what the main purpose of the interview was, he always asked about

Hillary and Chelsea. He did it because he’s genuinely curious about

everything and everybody, and because he knows the things we all care

about enabled his viewers to see his guests as people with whom they

had something in common.

In January 2005, Larry interviewed President George H. W. Bush

and me about our relief efforts following the Indian Ocean Tsunami.

He asked us how, when something so terrible happens, a person can

become more invested in human life than cynical about the future.

He said, “When you think logically, tragedy would cause you to move

away from it, wouldn’t you, rather than go back to it?” It was a profound

question that deserved an honest answer, one that had to be grounded

more in faith and philosophy than facts.

That question was a good example of what Larry did to give the

American people great information and insight, both painful truths

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Congratulations!!!

Larry “The Legend” King

For a legendary career in television and radio,

and this well deserved

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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and enduring hope. I believe the main reason so many people watched

Larry’s show every day was because they knew Larry indentified with

them—he asked the questions they were interested in, and he trusted

them to draw their own conclusions.

Sometimes other newscasters accused Larry of going too easy on his

guests, because he gave them the chance to express themselves in their

own words and finish their thoughts. I think his guests revealed more

about themselves, their opinions, and their actions than they would

have trying to answer questions from people who were constantly

interrupting them. There is a lot of that on television now. It is often

fact-free, occasionally entertaining, rarely educational, and painfully

predictable.

Larry believed honest conversation was its own reward. He was right,

and because he stuck with it, we were enriched by Larry King for a long

time.

Bill Clinton, the founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, was the

42nd president of the United States.

Thank You Larry!

The Larry King Scholarship Fund at the George

Washington University School of Media and

Public Affairs has provided more than three

dozen scholarship awards to undergraduate

and graduate students.

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Tough But Fair By Billy Graham

Dear Larry,

Congratulations on receiving this well-deserved Lifetime Achievement

Award, capping an extraordinary career in broadcasting.

I remember the first time you interviewed me on radio 40 years

ago. Your questions were tough—but fair—and I tried to respond with

answers that were equally challenging from a

Christian point of view. I knew that I had been

conversing with one of the greatest presenters

to ever interview me. As the years passed,

we became personal friends. I always looked

forward to appearing with you, and regularly

pray for you.

When I was last on your set in 2005 prior

to my final crusade in New York City, you

confirmed that was our 24th interview together, and that I was your

most frequent guest, though I am not sure your staff would have agreed.

You later referred to me as “our biggest viewer.” Ruth and I would tune

in every night, and while watching we would pray for you, your guests

and your audience. Needless to say, your retirement came as a blow to

me; I feel like you’re a member of our family.

I have also enjoyed meeting your children and your wife.

Regardless of the scheduled topic, I recall there being an event preoccupying

everyone’s attention on virtually every occasion I appeared

on your program. These included times of world crises, involving war,

nuclear stand-offs or the death of Pope John Paul II; and national events,

such as the Columbine shootings, the Oklahoma City bombing, political

conventions and Presidential Inaugurations.

You’ve always had a keen interest in matters of faith, and many

reccurring themes permeated our on-air discussions and private

conversations, including the presence of evil; the role of religion in

a pluralistic society; prayer in public schools; the political/moral

condition of our world; the subject of death; and the reality of heaven.

You helped me to be understood by countless people who weren’t sure

what an evangelist was.

You have a curious mind from which you always generate such

penetrating questions, and I have always appreciated the objectivity with

which you deal with every guest. You once told me about your practice

of never reading a book prior to interviewing an author. You explained

you prefer to ask questions that arise out of the conversation on behalf

of viewers who hadn’t read it either, adding, “Whether or not I read the

book depends on how interesting the interview was.”

I recall one interview in the late 80s as I was en route to hold an

evangelistic crusade at an outdoor stadium, when you asked whether

we expected good weather for our meetings the following week. When

I replied that we were praying to that end, you shot back, “How can you

thank God for sunshine if you don’t blame Him for the rain?” I had to

admit that is a question I need to ask the Lord when He takes me to

heaven. The Bible contains many mysteries we don’t fully understand—


including the Gospel message I preached for over sixty years. But I do

know for certain that nothing happens by accident with God, Whose

purposes may not be revealed in our lifetime, and that we must trust

Him by faith.

With warmest affection,

Billy Graham

Billy Graham is an Evangelist and Chairman of the Board of the Billy

Graham Evangelistic Association.

The Master Interviewer By Ted Turner

My good friend, Larry King, has done more than contribute to the

success of CNN—he’s contributed to the success of television and

mastered the art of interviewing. Never will we, as an audience, witness

a man who is able to put his guests so at ease that we were able to see

them as they truly were—not simply as inaccessible celebrities or public

figures, but as people. Never will there be another man so capable of

gaining not just the respect of an audience, but their trust and affection

as well. He’s truly been a gift to us, as a public; to entertainment, as an

industry; and to me, as a friend.

Larry,

Congratulations on an amazing 50 years!

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I am proud to say that I hired Larry in 1985 to host Larry King Live

on CNN—a show he went on to host for 25 incredible years. I hired

him because I knew that he could deliver, and CNN needed him to do

just that in order to boost ratings. It quickly became clear that Larry’s

quiet charisma and effortless charm were rare,

yet precious qualities that were critical to the

show’s success, and ultimately the success of

the network. Well, succeed, it did! The show

became a weeknight staple for many, and

eventually became CNN’s most-watched and

longest-running program of all time.

Over many years, Larry interviewed a

multitude of actors, politicians, public figures,

and businessmen. I was fortunate enough to

be included in this group, and appeared on the show quite a few times.

Whether I was there to discuss the media, my business strategies, or my

philanthropic endeavors, I always enjoyed myself. I must say, however,

that my favorite visit to the show occurred the same night when I

announced my $1 billion donation to the United Nations. In fact, I

hadn’t even changed out of my tux! I sat there across from Larry, and I

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felt on top of the world. That donation was undoubtedly one of the best

things I’ve ever chosen to do, and Larry helped me to celebrate it with the

world. It was a momentous night—one that I’ll never forget.

When Larry chose to move on last December, after 25 years of loyal

service to an equally loyal audience, we all felt a sense of loss. Of course

we all knew he’d be back, but not in the same way. He had become a part

of people’s daily routine—a constant in our lives; someone who gave us

comfort after a long, hard day.

Larry, although you’ve moved on, I don’t think we really ever will.

We’ll never forget the way you changed television, or us, for that matter.

And as for me—I’ll always be grateful that CNN, the network I created,

was fortunate enough to be associated with such an outstanding talent.

But more than this, I’m grateful for your friendship.

Thank you, Larry, and congratulations!

Ted Turner is founder of CNN and Chairman, Turner Enterprises, Inc.

A Passion for News By Wendy Walker

I recall one night during the O.J. Simpson trial, Larry arrived at work

and I told him that we had booked F. Lee Bailey on the show because he

had decided to join the defense ‘dream team’. I said to Larry, “Let me tell

you why he decided to join the team.” Larry immediately put his hands

on his ears and said, “Don’t tell me! Don’t tell me! I want to ask him on

the air and be surprised.”

That moment captures why Larry is unique, why Larry has endured,

and why Larry is so good. He wanted to hear the answer when his

audience heard it and share that experience with them. That is why

when Larry walks down the street, people feel like they know him.

I have been privileged to be Larry’s Executive Producer for 18 of the

25 years of his television reign. When the show was coming to an end

last December, my twelve-year old son Walker said to me, “You know

mom, it seems like you have too many thoughts in your head lately.” And

he was right.

I was thinking about Audrey Hepburn, I was thinking about President

Reagan saying he forgot to duck. I was thinking about 9/11, the NAFTA

Debate, Frank Sinatra, Heather Mills removing her prosthetic leg,

King and Wendy Walker

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Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Edwards, Nelson Mandela, the Beatles

and, of course, that famous Marlon Brando kiss. I had over 7,000 shows

in my head, but I had one man on my mind and that man was Larry King.

Think about it, twenty-five years of real-time history live on television.

No one has interviewed as many people as Larry. I learned something

new every night at 9 p.m. And that is why Larry’s place in television

history is so significant.

Larry, you responded to breaking news with passion. You laughed

with comedians. You helmed over 500 shows on medical issues. You have

educated. You have listened to the best sing, and you have listened to the

best cry. There wasn’t an emotion you didn’t cover. It was an honor to

work with you on your iconic show. And I am so incredibly proud of you

tonight as you are rightfully being honored by your peers.

Several years ago, Larry and I attended a dinner at Ellis Island with

Mario Cuomo, who also just happened to be his first guest on Larry King

Live in 1985. When Governor Cuomo spoke to the group at Ellis Island,

he said, “Can you imagine our mothers waiting to be registered into this

new country? Just think of what it would be like if our mothers were

sitting together on one of these benches and my mother said, ‘My son

is going to be a great leader. He will be the governor of New York.’ And

your mother replied, ‘Well my son is going to be a great communicator,

and he will be known all over the world.’“

Larry touched the entire world with his show. And I can tell you

there wasn’t any place he would rather be at 9pm than in front of those

famous lighted dots. He never had an agenda. He treated each interview

exactly the same, whether he was interviewing a president or a victim

of an earthquake. He was the same Larry. He never let the interview be

about himself. He never talked about himself on the air. When Barbra

Streisand told him how good he was on air, it made him uncomfortable.

He never forgot where he came from and he pinched himself constantly.

And he would always say, “They pay me for this!”

Larry, I love you with all of my heart and I am honored to have been

part of your amazing journey. I am so proud of you tonight. There is only

one of you. There will never be another like you.

Broadcast news veteran Wendy Walker is CNN Senior Vice President and

Senior Executive Producer, CNN Worldwide, and was Senior Executive

Producer of Larry King Live for 18 years until its final broadcast on

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My American Idol By Ryan Seacrest

I am fortunate to call Larry King my friend. He has also been a

generous mentor to me from the very first day I met him.

I was in the airport in Paris on my way back to Los Angeles when I

saw Larry at the security gate. He was going through the metal detector.

“Thank you, God,” I was thinking. “This is my one shot.”

I’d been a fan of his show for so many years. I’d wanted to meet him for

so long. All I had to do was walk a short distance to ask if I could hang

out with him and learn.


So I went over to him. He looked at me as if

I were an agent for Homeland Security—like I

was about to check his pockets and interrogate

him.

“No, no, no,” Shawn said. “This is Ryan

Seacrest. He hosts American Idol.”

“What do you do, kid?”

“Doesn’t matter what I do,” I said. “I just

wanted to say that you’re an idol of mine. I

really admire you.”

He looked me up and down. He was holding

a big Louis Vuitton bag full of hardcover books.

And he said, “I’m your idol?”

“Yeah.”

“Why don’t you carry my bag?”

So I grabbed his bag and the three of us

King and Ryan Seacrest

started walking through the terminal at Charles

de Gaulle. We finally got to the lounge. Larry sat down.

Shawn said, “You comfortable?”

“I’m good,” Larry said.

“Good,” Shawn said. “I’m gonna go shopping.”

And Larry had this look like, Don’t leave me with this guy. I talk for

a living. Now I have to make small talk with this guy at the lounge of

Charles de Gaulle Airport?

She took off.

“So tell me about this show,” he said. This was in the early days. “What

do you do?”

“It’s a TV show. We look for singing stars.”

“How often is it on?”

“Two nights a week.”

“I do my show every night.”

“I know, Larry, I love your show. I watch it every night.”

“I do it live.”

“I know, Larry. I started in radio.”

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“You’re a radio guy?”

“Yeah.”

“My show is a radio show on TV.”

So we started to talk about radio. He and I

were starting to bond.

The flight was delayed but we finally got on

the plane and then he said, “You know what? You

ought to be a guest on the show.”

“I’d be honored. You want me to come in

carrying the bag?”

“No, I’m serious. Be a guest.”

During the flight Larry and I got a chance to

bond a little more. We both like jeans. He wears

jeans under the desk on his show. He liked my

jeans. “I’ll send you some,” I said.

“Kid, zipper, not button. Because when you’re

my age, you gotta get out fast.”

Larry then said, “You know, there’s one night in the next couple of

weeks when I’m not gonna be in town. Why don’t you host the show?”

This was going really well for me. I had gone from bag carrier to a

guest host, and we were midway through one flight.

“We’ll book somebody in the news,” he said. “Somebody who will

make it comfortable for you, because you know, it’s live—”

“Yeah, yeah, I got it.”

“It’s a full hour.”

“I’ve got that part. I’ve watched.”

“You watch my show? Oh yeah, I’m your idol, that’s right…”

Congratulations, Larry, on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award

from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. No one

deserves it more.

You’re still my idol.

Ryan Seacrest is one of America’s most popular radio and television hosts

and an Emmy-winning television producer.

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THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS

Celebrating Excellence in Global

Broadcast Journalism

By Bruce L. Paisner

Two months from now, when Subhash Chandra, the founder

of India’s Zee channel, steps up to the podium to receive the

International Academy’s Directorate Emmy Award, he will be the first

Indian so honored, and he will represent a country that has emerged

as a major player on the world stage.

The international television business is

thriving, no more so than in reporting

and analyzing the news in an ever more

complex and interdependent world.

The 2011 International Emmy®

Award nominees come from countries

as different and distant as Iceland and

The Philippines, further testament to

the vibrancy and quality of TV news

everywhere. The nominees represent 6

countries including Brazil, Germany,

Iceland, Japan, The Philippines and The

United Kingdom, and this year there is also a first nomination for

UNTV (United Nations). We are proud to shine the spotlight on these

leading international news organizations from around the world:

ABS-CBN (The Philippines); Discovery Networks Latin America

(Brazil); Infonetwork GmbH (Germany);NHK (Japan); RUV

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (Iceland); Sky News (United

Kingdom); UNTV and TV Globo (Brazil). With coverage ranging

from the volcano eruption in Iceland and the international tribunal in

Cambodia, to the war on drugs in Brazil or the Chilean mine disaster,

this year’s nominated programs offer unique perspectives from all

parts of the world on the events that have shaped the year and touched

audiences. And The International Academy is proud to be bringing

these riveting stories to the global stage.

As international news reporting comes of age, it is particularly

fitting that we honor the best of this work, tonight in New York, in

conjunction with the National Academy, as it recognizes the best in

American broadcast journalism. We congratulate all the nominees for

their outstanding achievements.

Bruce L. Paisner is President & CEO, The International Academy of

Television Arts & Sciences.

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JOURNALISM IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

ABC / 20-20 / Brian Ross Investigates:

Make-A-Wish Swindle

20/20 conducted an exhaustive, six-month investigation into a littleknown,

$20 million fraud scheme headquartered in Costa Rica that

has systematically robbed thousands of elderly Americans of their

retirement nest-eggs. The scammers pretend to be representatives of

well-known charities such as the Make-a-Wish foundation. They interact

with their victims for months and con them into helping them

move money offshore. This report led to the arrest of two of the scammers

and a mass mailing by the U.S. Postal service warning potential

victims about the fraud scheme.

Executive Producers: Rhonda Schwartz, David Sloan

Producers: Matthew Mosk, Vic Walter

Chief Investigative Correspondent: Brian Ross

CBS / 60 Minutes / 21st Century Snake Oil

Hundreds of illegal and unregulated clinics have popped up around

the world to take advantage of the still unfulfilled promise of a stem

cell panacea. In these clinics, the vulnerable and the chronically sick

are persuaded to part with tens of thousands of dollars in the false

hope that crude stem cell injections into the spine, brain or heart, will

‘treat’, ‘reverse’, ‘fix’, or ‘cure’ their devastating illness.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Senior Producer: Michael Radutzky

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producers: David Gelber, Sam Hornblower

Co-Producer: Robert Shattuck

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

CBS / 60 Minutes / Blackwater 61

“Blackwater 61” was the culmination of a two-year investigation into

a plane crash that killed six people in Afghanistan, including three

American servicemen. The flight was supposed to be routine, but

the pilots had never flown the route before, and inexplicably flew

off course and into a box canyon among one of the highest in all

of Afghanistan. Rescue crews weren’t able to locate the plane until

the next day because Blackwater had no flight tracking devices on

the plane and no flight plan had been filed. 60 Minutes exposed the

outsized role private military contractors have played in the war in

Afghanistan—and the lack of oversight and accountability of those

same contractors.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producer: Draggan Mihailovich

Correspondent: Steve Kroft

HDNet / Dan Rather Reports /

Spiritually Bankrupt

Dan Rather Reports investigates how the Roman Catholic Church

has been hiding and shielding assets from victims of sexual abuse.

From the Vatican on down, the church has vowed to make peace with

hundreds of victims of a decades-long epidemic of sex abuse by its

priests. But we found a pattern showing the church behaving more

like a big corporation than a sacred institution: Wealthy U.S. Dioceses

from California to Delaware were claiming to be broke and filing for

bankruptcy to avoid paying damages; bishops were exploiting arcane

corporate laws to shield church assets from liability; and in one diocese,

a priest was literally caught hiding money in a parish safe.

Executive Producer: Wayne Nelson

Senior Producer: Elliot Kirschner

Producer: Andrew Glazer

Co-Producer: Steve Tyler

Correspondent: Dan Rather

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE

OF A NEWS STORY—LONG FORM

PBS / FRONTLINE / The Quake

On January 12, 2010, one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded

history leveled the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. The Quake

takes viewers on a searing and intimate journey into the camps, hospitals

and broken neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince.

Producers: Marcela Gaviria, Martin Smith

Co-Producer: Will Cohen

Executive Producer: David Fanning

Senior Producer: Raney Aronson-Roth

PBS / FRONTLINE / The Wounded Platoon

FRONTLINE investigates a single Fort Carson platoon of infantrymen

and finds a group of young men changed by war and battling a

range of psychiatric disorders that many blame for their violent and

self-destructive behavior. Since returning from Iraq, three members

of the 3rd Platoon have been convicted on murder or attempted murder

charges; one has been jailed for drunk driving and another for

assaulting his wife; and one has attempted suicide.

Producer/Director/Reporter: Dan Edge

Producer/Reporter: Christopher Buchanan

Executive Producer: David Fanning

Senior Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath

HBO / HBO Documentary Films / War Don Don

In Krio, the native tongue of Sierra Leone—a country locked in

bloody civil conflict for much of the last two decades—war don don

means ‘the war is over.’ In 2002, the guns fell silent across the plains of

this impoverished West African nation, and the people started down

the road to reconciliation. This film follows the trial of Issa Sesay, a

rebel commander of the Revolutionary United Front, and a key player

in the peace process, who was convicted in 2009 of crimes against

humanity.

Director/Producer: Rebecca Richman Cohen

Producer: Francisco Bello

Executive Producers: Jim Butterworth, David Menschel

Co-Producer: Daniel J. Chalfen

PBS / Independent Lens /

A Village Called Versailles

Welcome to Versailles, New Orleans—home to the densest ethnic

Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. For over 30 years, its

residents lived a quiet existence on the edge of New Orleans. But then

came Hurricane Katrina, the immense garbage piles and the shocking

discovery of a toxic landfill planned in their neighborhood. Watch

as they fight back, turning a devastating disaster into a catalyst for

change and a chance to build a better future.

Producer/Director: S. Leo Chiang

Executive Producer for ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer

National Geographic Channel /

Restrepo: Afghan Outpost

Journalist/author Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington

spent more than a year following U.S. troops stationed in

a remote outpost in Afghanistan, the location named in honor of a

medic, PFC Juan Restrepo, who was killed in action. The Korengal

Valley was considered to be a crucial relay point for Taliban fighters

moving from Pakistan toward Kabul, and several top Al Qaeda

leaders were thought to have used it as a base of operations. A heavy

combat zone, the fighting there was on foot and deadly, as American

control moved hilltop by hilltop, ridge by ridge, a hundred yards at

a time. The film’s focus on the soldiers themselves and their activities

broke new ground in war coverage, and made this National Geographic

documentary an unusually immersive and insightful look at

the face of war in the 21st Century.

Director/Producers: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger

Executive Producers: John Battsek, Nick Quested

Senior Vice President, Production: Michael Cascio

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC

REPORTING IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

CBS / 60 Minutes / Brazil

60 Minutes went to Brazil last year to take a first-hand look at a South

American sleeping giant that has finally awakened from a centurylong

slumber. The country which previously had displayed an uncanny

ability to squander its huge potential has not only bucked the Great

Recession, it has flourished. By the end of the year, Brazil’s economy

was growing three times faster than America’s. And with off-shore

oil discoveries preparing to come online in the next decade, Brazil

appears ready finally to fulfill its vast promise.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producer: Draggan Mihailovich

Correspondent: Steve Kroft

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CBS / 60 Minutes / Davos

If you ask 100 of the world’s most influential CEOs, politicians and

thinkers where they spend the last week of January each year, nearly

everyone will say Davos. That’s because the tiny Swiss alpine village

plays host to the World Economic Forum—the most exclusive gathering

of decision makers anywhere on the planet. Scott Pelley got unprecedented

access to Davos, the people, the meetings and the back

rooms, to give a one of a kind look at how 2,500 capitalists, globalists,

and futurists get together for 5 days each January to discuss the fate of

earth’s other 7 billion inhabitants.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producer: Michael Karzis

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

Co-Producer: Kara Vaccaro

HDNet / Dan Rather Reports /

Home Loans From Hell

America is facing a foreclosure tsunami—in 2010, 2.5 million foreclosures

were initiated, with an equal number expected in 2011. A

little-reported and little-understood aspect to the foreclosure crisis

is that foreclosure can be very profitable for the banks. The banks

dispute this, but after speaking to dozens of homeowners, bankers,

regulators and investors, and poring through piles of documents, our

investigation showed that the fees associated with foreclosure can add

considerably to the bank’s bottom line. In many cases, the banks have

little incentive to keep owners in their homes by modifying the loan;

and we also found that the government-led effort to stop foreclosures

could actually be making the problem worse.

Executive Producer: Wayne Nelson

Senior Producer: Elliot Kirschner

Producer: Janet Klein

Co-Producers: Caroline Cooper, Steve Tyler

Correspondent: Dan Rather

HDNet / Dan Rather Reports / The Mysterious

Case of Kevin Xu

In March 2010, an FDA official testified that the complexity of the

US pharmaceutical supply chain “leaves weaknesses through which

counterfeit, adulterated, and misbranded products might infiltrate.”

It’s likely that the official knew about the case of Kevin Xu—a slick

Chinese businessman who was caught trying to sell fake, but very

real-looking, prescription drugs to undercover agents. Xu is emblematic

of the increasing difficulty of securing the safety of the global

drug supply. And as our months long investigation showed, the growing

supply of counterfeit medicines worldwide pose a rising threat to

some of the most protected markets in the US and UK, putting many

people’s lives at risk.

Executive Producer: Wayne Nelson

Senior Producer: Elliot Kirschner

Producer: Kelly Buzby

Supervising Editor: Steve Tyler

Co-Producer: Daniel Madden

Correspondent: Dan Rather

OUTSTANDING ARTS & CULTURE

PROGRAMMING

HBO / HBO Documentary Films /

Smash His Camera

Smash His Camera profiled paparazzi photographer Ron Galella.

Galella created beautiful pictures of the celebrities who fled him.

In their flight, or merely unconscious of their presence, his subjects

never looked better. To the celebrities, most of them, Galella was the

beast who threatened beauty. As it turned out, he gave them a strange

and lasting beauty they might never have known without him.

Producers: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger

Director: Leon Gast

Executive Producers: William Ackman, Daniel Stern,

Jeffrey Tarrant

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PBS / Independent Lens / Art & Copy

Art & Copy is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration.

Directed by Doug Pray, it reveals the work and wisdom of some of

the most influential advertising creatives of our time—people who’ve

profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside

their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution”

of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly

rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with

mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden,

Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in Art & Copy were responsible

for “Just Do It,” “I Love NY,” “Where’s the Beef?,” “Got Milk?”,

“Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to

presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly

move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are

launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact

of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art,

commerce, and human emotion.

Director: Doug Pray

Producers: Jimmy Greenway, Michael Nadeau

Executive Producers: Mary Warlick, David Baldwin,

Gregory Beauchamp, Kirk Souder

Executive Producer For ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer

Showtime / Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Joan Rivers’ story is the quintessential story of survival and determination;

a child of Russian immigrants, she cut paths and broke

boundaries in the male-dominated world of comedy, taking on issues

not considered ‘appropriate’ for female comedians, and opening the

door for other women to follow. She has a strong point of view and a

misunderstood story that has never fully been told. Plus, she’s funny.

Director/Producer: Ricki Stern

Co-Director: Annie Sundberg

Producer: Seth Keal

PBS / POV / Storycorps Animated Series

Since launching in 2003, StoryCorps has afforded tens of thousands

of Americans the chance to honor and celebrate one another’s lives

by recording audio interviews with the help of a trained facilitator

and archiving these interviews at the Library of Congress. In 2010,

StoryCorps broke new creative ground by adapting the project for

television through a series of animated documentary shorts.

Director/Animator: Tim Rauch

Director/Producer: Mike Rauch

Producer: Lizzie Jacobs

Executive Producers: Dave Isay, Simon Kilmurry

Director of Programming and Production,

American Documentary/POV: Chris White

Series Producer, American Documentary/POV: Yance Ford

Executive Vice President, American Documentary/POV:

Cynthia Lopez

Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro

VH1 / VH1 Rock Docs / Soul Train: The Hippest

Trip in America

From the moment it premiered in 1970, Soul Train was the hottest

show on TV—a non-stop dance party that launched a new era in

black expression and became the longest running syndicated show in

television history. Soul Train changed our culture in countless ways:

through fashion, dance, politics, and of course music. Nearly every

great R&B and soul act of the past 40 years hopped on board. Soul

Train: The Hippest Trip in America is the first-ever feature-length

documentary about the legendary series. Executive Produced by

Academy Award nominated director Lauren Lazin and narrated by

Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, the documentary offers

a unique window into the evolution of African-American culture in

the second half of the 20th century.

Director/Producer: J. Kevin Swain

Executive Producers: Brad Abramson, Kenard Gibbs, Peter Griffith,

Lauren Lazin, Anthony Maddox, Jeff Olde, Shelly Tatro

Co-Director/Producer: Amy Goldberg

OUTSTANDING MUSIC & SOUND

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National Geographic Channel / Great Migrations

Great Migrations is a seven-part global programming event taking

viewers on the arduous journeys millions of animals must undertake

to ensure the survival of their species. These powerful stories reveal

the trials and triumphs of migratory animals, revealing new scientific

insights with breathtaking high-definition clarity and emotional

impact. The beauty of every episode is underscored by a new focus

on these species’ fragile existence and their life-and-death quest for

survival in an ever-changing world. Composer Anton Sanko made

daring and inspired choices, bringing unconventional instrumentation

and artistry to the story of every living thing. Sound effects and

mix artists gathered sounds from the Sahara to Borneo, immersing

the viewer in the film through a balanced layering of music, synch

sound, and effects.

Composer: Anton Sanko

Sound Designer: Kate Hopkins

Sound Mixer: Dave Hurley

HBO / HBO Documentary Films /

Music By Prudence

Music by Prudence tells the joyous and affecting story of Prudence

Mabhena, who suffers from a rare disorder that has deformed her

joints and confined her to a wheelchair. Prudence found a new life

when she joined with seven other disabled musicians to gain social

acceptance in Zimbabwe, where physical disabilities are routinely

viewed as a curse. The heart of the film is Prudence’s vibrant voice

and the infectious music of the Liyana band, but expert sound recording

and editing bring the music to life on film.

Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer: Chris Bertolotti

Music Producer: Ted Mason

Music Engineer: Joseph Colmenero

HBO / HBO Documentary Films /

Sins of My Father

This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of

Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his

son, Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. The biggest challenge

in scoring the film was to get the audience to feel empathy for a

person whose father killed hundreds of people. At the same time, the

music and sound had to underscore the ambivalence of a son who

loved and grieved for his father, but repudiated the violence by which

he lived and died.

Music Supervisor: Susan Jacobs

Composers: Didi Gutman, David Majzlin

Music Editor: John Carbonara

Sound Supervisor: Jesica Suarez

Sundance / The Matador

The New York Times review of The Matador noted, “Thrust forward

by John Califra’s uncommonly stirring score, the story...unspools with

more drama than most blockbusters.” Indeed, this unique symphonic

work, brilliantly performed by the Bulgarian National Symphony

Orchestra, captures the heart and soul of the centuries-old corrida

without lapsing into cliché. At the same time, Califra’s musical approach

explores the anachronism of this terrifying ritual within the

modern world so masterfully that it lead the Times reviewer to conclude:

“Barbaric, elegant, primitive, erotic, revolting, thrilling: the

movie, like bullfighting itself, is all of these.” The only documentary

score to be released as a commercial soundtrack in 2009 John Califra’s

work is the musical embodiment of the tension between tradition and

modernity, between man and beast, and “all of the life surrounding

death in the afternoon.”

Composer: John Califra

History Channel / WWII in HD / Air War

WWII in HD: the Air War is the visceral account of a war fought at

25,000 feet. It’s the story of how the American 8th Air Force defeated

the German Luftwaffe, in the words of journalist Andy Rooney and

others who served or witnessed that period of history. By the end of

WWII, this one airborne unit suffered over 26,000 combat deaths—

more than the whole of the US Marine Corps lost through the entire

war. Rare, color archival footage and meticulous sound design let us

understand what it was like flying through a storm of flak, or watching

a doomed plane go down. It’s not the war you know, but the war

they fought.

Sound Design and Sound Mixing: Lucas Abel,

Bob Adams, Sammy Jackson, Grant Slawson

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY—NEWS

COVERAGE & DOCUMENTARIES

CBS / 60 Minutes / A Relentless Enemy

As fast as American soldiers can kill the enemy inside Afghanistan, a

relentless re-supply of fighters pours across the border from sanctuaries

inside Pakistan. Quite simply, the border has become the frontline

in America’s nine year war, and it remains today the single issue that

may impact America’s success or failure in Afghanistan more than

any other. In Humvees, helicopters, and on foot in high altitude, a

team of 60 Minutes cameramen captured the stunning footage in this

report.

Camerapersons: Ray Bribiesca, Richard Butler, Don Lee, Jeff Newton

National Geographic Channel / Explorer /

Lost Mummies of New Guinea

Lost Mummies of New Guinea follows an expedition of three Westerners

into the land of the Anga people—possibly the last culture

with living memory of human mummification. Three critical aesthetic

decisions shaped the look of the film: making the mummies

look frightening at the beginning of the film but warmer and fuzzier

by the end; solving the problem that jungle shots are often dull and

interchangeable by emphasizing two distinctive geographic features;

Dressing expedition leader Ulla Lohmann in warm colors so that she

would pop in even the widest of frames.

Director of Photography: Ian Kerr

Additional Cinematography: Tobias Corts, John Rubin

National Geographic Channel /

Iceland Volcano Eruption

The eruption of the Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull volcano created the biggest

interruption of air traffic since the Second World War. It affected

millions of people and led to economic losses of gigantic proportions.

Cinematographers Johann Sigfusson and Gunnar Konradsson were

on site both before the eruption and during all phases of its development.

By flying up to very near the crater’s edge, they helped convey

to the viewer the basic science of the eruption and the magnitude of

a natural “disaster”.

Cinematographer: Gunnar Konradsson

Director of Photography: Johann Sigfusson

PBS / NOVA / Building the Great Cathedrals

How did the builders of medieval cathedrals, using only simple hand

tools, create glorious, soaring structures that still endure after more

than eight centuries? How and why did their architects make a revolutionary

break from the gloomy, cramped interiors of earlier churches?

As NOVA’s spectacular footage makes vividly clear, the new buildings

were dramatically different, with slender towering walls, and airy interiors

filled with brilliant light from stained glass. In this scientific

detective story, NOVA investigated ingenious and daring new engineering

strategies that made these innovations possible.

Directors of Photography: John Chater, Jeremiah Crowell, Mathieu

Czernichow, Mark Daniels, John Hazzard

AIRSHOWBUZZ.com / The Horsemen Cometh /

Write Your Soul

The website Air Show Buzz was created to give airplane enthusiasts

a place to meet in the cyber world and share stories, photos and videos.

This film presents a behind-the-scenes look at how Academy

Award winner James Horner approached the project of composing

music to accompany the flight of the P-51 Mustang aerobatic team

The film conveys the depth of emotion that he puts into his compositions

and how that relates to his feelings about flying. The filmmakers

used Canon D5 cameras with long lenses to stay close to the action

but remain at a distance so as not to interfere with the intimacy of

what was going on in the recording studio and sound stage. The aerial

photography was done with several Helicopters that used gyroscopic

camera heads and controls giving the ability to film the aircraft in

ways never done before.

Directors of Photography: Brian Gaetke, Steve Purcell,

Justin Shipley, Kort Waddell


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OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING NEWS STORY

IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

AC 360°: Haiti in Ruins

OUTSTANDING LIVE COVERAGE OF A CURRENT

NEWS STORY – LONG FORM

AC 360°: Crisis in Haiti

OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

The Odd Couple

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH

Toxic Towns, USA

OUTSTANDING EDITING – QUICK TURNAROUND

Haiti: Killed For Five Bags of Rice

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

INSTITUTIONAL

2010 Diversity Image

Go Beyond Borders

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

EPISODIC

Toxic America: Hazmat

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NATURE

freep.com / Detroit Free Press /

Belle Isle Revealed

Filmed over the course of one year by Free Press videographer Brian

Kaufman at Detroit’s largest city park, Belle Isle Revealed tells the story

of a 982-acre island in the heart of North America’s Great Lakes waterway.

The project highlighted Belle Isle’s often-unnoticed natural

areas. In a region dominated by industrial urban development, Belle

Isle Revealed seeks to stir appreciation for Detroit’s remaining native

habitat and to raise awareness of current ecological threats facing the

island.

Cinematographer: Brian Kaufman

National Geographic Channel / Great Migrations

Great Migrations is a seven-part global programming event taking

viewers on the arduous journeys millions of animals must undertake

to ensure the survival of their species. These powerful stories reveal

the trials and triumphs of migratory animals, revealing new scientific

insights with breathtaking high-definition clarity and emotional

impact. The beauty of every episode is underscored by a new focus

on these species’ fragile existence and their life-and-death quest for

survival in an ever-changing world.

Cinematographers: David Baillie, John Benam, Andy Brandy

Casagrande IV, Martin Dohrn, Graeme Duane, Mark Emery, Justine

Evans, Wade Fairley, Richard Fitzpatrick, Richard Foster, Johnny

Friday, David Hannan, Clint Hempsall, Jonathan Jones, Dereck

Joubert, Mark Lamble, Alastair MacEwen, John Mans, Skip Margetts,

Richard Matthews, David McKay, Andy Mitchell, Shane Moore, Bob

Poole, Adam Ravetch, Neil Rettig, Joe Riis, Rick Rosenthal, Andrew

Shillabeer, Mark Smith, Simon Werry

National Geographic Channel /

How the Earth Changed History /

Water World, Beneath the Crust

How the Earth Changed History reveals how geology and geography

have affected every aspect of human history from the rise of industry

to the downfall of civilizations. Filmed on seven continents, across

every terrain and even under the depths of the sea, National Geographic

Channel told a 10,000 year story with a focus on several different

natural forces.

Camerapersons: Rod Clarke, Darren Conway, Tim Cragg, Paul

Jenkins, Richard Kirby, Paul Kirsop, Dirk Neil, Pasquale Tropea,

Simon Wagen

Animal Planet / Into the Dragon’s Lair

The Nile crocodile is one of the planet’s most feared apex predators.

Wildlife photographer Roger Horrocks and world-renowned underwater

cameraman Didier Noiret travel to Botswana’s Okavango Delta

to penetrate a seemingly never-ending labyrinth of papyrus caves and

enter a place no human is known to have ever seen, let alone entered:

the underwater lair of these glorious and terrifying beasts. Roger and

Didier’s goal is to broaden the world’s scientific understanding of one

of its most horrifyingly beautiful killers and to capture never-beforeseen

behaviors and striking imagery of them in their natural habitat.

Directors of Photography: Craig Foster, Damon Foster, Roger Horrocks,

Didier Noirot

Discovery Channel / Ultimate Air Jaws

Fifty years ago, two men in a small boat ventured out to remote Seal

Island for a day of fishing, but only one would return alive. That

morning, a giant white shark flew out of the water, landed in the

small boat and crushed one of the men. The flying sharks were called

‘Jumping Jacks’ by fishermen who avoid the island to this day. In the

late 1990’s, a young South African named Chris Fallows returned to

the island to re-discover these flying sharks, eventually re-named Air

Jaws.

Camerapersons: Anthony Sacco, Jeff Kurr, Chris Fallows, Monique

Fallows, Matt Hawksworth

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE

JOURNALISM—LONG FORM

A&E / Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Nicknamed ‘The Sheriff of Wall Street’ when he was New York’s Attorney

General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest

financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the

country. After his election as Governor, with the largest margin in the

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state’s history, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the

nation’s first Jewish President. Then, shockingly, Spitzer’s meteoric

rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed

that Spitzer—the paragon of rectitude—had been caught seeing prostitutes.

Executive Producers: Robert DeBitetto, Mason Speed Sexton,

Robert Sharenow, Molly Thompson

Producers: Alex Gibney, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider, Maiken Baird

Co-Producers: Sam Black, Peter Elkind

PBS / FRONTLINE / Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder digs deep into a number of incidents in

which police shot civilians in the aftermath of Katrina, raising

new questions about the actions of police officers—and

their command structure—during the aftermath of the

catastrophe.

Producer/Director: Thomas Jennings

Co-Producer: Travis Fox

Correspondent: A.C. Thompson

Executive Producer: David Fanning

Senior Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath

PBS / POV / Presumed Guilty

Presumed Guilty exposes the corruption in the Mexican justice system

by documenting the dramatic retrial of Anthony Zúñiga, a young man

in jail for murder. It tells of one miscarriage of justice and the startling

challenge to the system required to right this grievous wrong. It is also

a cautionary tale about what can happen when police cross the line in

the name of fighting crime, and when the presumption of guilt, not

innocence, is placed on the accused. The great majority of the accused

in Mexico never see a judge or even an arrest warrant. The conviction

rate in Mexico City of those who do go to court is an incredible 95%

even though 92% of verdicts lack forensic evidence. Presumed Guilty

exposes how the road from arrest to prison has more to do with bureaucratic

needs than actual events or facts.

Directors: Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith

Producers: Layda Negrete, Roberto Hernández, Martha Sosa,

Yissel Ibarra

Executive Producers: Ernesto Canales Santos, Ana Laura Magaloni,

Harley Shaiken, Luciana Kaplan, Layda Sansores, San Román

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Executive Producer for LPB: Patricia Boero

Director of Programming and Production, POV:

Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

PBS / POV / The Oath

In The Oath, filmmaker Laura Poitras took great personal risks to

gain access to and the trust of Nasser al-Bahri, a man intimately connected

to Osama bin Laden in the years leading to 9/11. The question

of whether Nasser al-Bahri is a dormant but dangerous criminal, a

remorseful man seeking absolution, or someone quite different, and

perhaps unknowable, is left for the viewer to ponder.

Director/Producer: Laura Poitras

Co-Producers: Nasser Arrabyee, Aliza Kaplan,

Jonathan Oppenheim

Coordinating Producer: Katy Scoggin

Executive Producer: David Menschel

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Executive Producer for ITVS: Sall Jo Fifer

Director of Programming and Production, POV:

Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

OUTSTANDING NEWS DISCUSSION

& ANALYSIS

MSNBC / Education Nation / Teacher Town Hall

Every American has in some way been affected by a teacher, but despite

their impact on the country and its future leaders, teachers are

rarely given a voice of their own. On September 26, NBC News sponsored

a town hall meeting for teachers across the country to gather

and discuss issues that truly mattered to them. Brian Williams moderated

a spirited discussion among more than 300 teachers gathered

in New York while education correspondent Rehema Ellis fielded online

comments and led a debate for thousands of teachers logged on to

Facebook and Twitter. The goal of the Teacher Town Hall was broad:

to open up the discussion, start a dialogue and advance the issues.

Executive Producer: Mark Lukasiewicz

Producers: Jay Blackman, Marisa Buchanan, Ivona Budimova,

Subrata De, Robert Dembo, Lauren Fairbanks, Dana Haller, Russell

Jones, Neil O’Brien, Bonnie Optekman, Ryan Osborn, Katie Primm,

Anthony Quintano, Chris Tine, Marc Weinstock

Anchor: Brian Williams

Directors: Ray Herbert, Kara Kennedy, Marc Greenstein

Correspondents: Rehema Ellis, Tamron Hall

MSNBC / MSNBC Special Presentation /

Beyond Borderlines

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell hosted a two-hour town hall event

with the objective of opening a complex dialogue about immigration

in this country. A hot topic like immigration tends to rouse strong

emotions on all sides of the ideological spectrum. MSNBC assembled

a panel of guests representing all sides of the debate, with the goal

of broadening the scope of the conversation about this pressing and

important topic.

Host: Lawrence O’Donnell

Co-Host: Maria Teresa Kumar

Executive Editor: Yvette Miley

Creative Director: Marc Greenstein

Executive Producers: Dana Haller, Izzy Povich

Vice President of Specials: Mark Lukasiewicz

Producer: John Boxley

Senior Producer: John Nichols

MSNBC / The Rachel Maddow Show /

Good Morning, Landlocked Central Asia

In July, 2010, The Rachel Maddow Show traveled to Afghanistan to

devote more than two hours of her news program to the conflict, with

two goals in mind: to find out whether the U.S. military should still

be there and to see what life is like for the American men and women

serving on the ground there. What resulted did not fit the traditional

definition of what war reporting from the field should look like. It

offered a new kind of storytelling, all in an attempt to put a conflict

nearing its tenth year into context.

Host: Rachel Maddow

Correspondent: Richard Engel

Executive Producers: Matthew Saal, Bill Wolff

Senior Show Producer: Cory Gnazzo

Senior Producer: Tina Cone

Coordinating Producer: Rani Kahle

Line Producer: Kim Harvey

Senior Planning Producer: Andrew Dallos

Director: Rob Katko

Producers: Laura Conaway, Brian Drew, Rebekah Dryden, Will

Femia, Shannah Goldner, Madeleine Haeringer,

Kiko Itasaka, Kent Jones, Iqbal Ahmad Sapand,

Vanessa Silverton-Peel, Sunita Sohoni, Anthony Terrell, Michael

Yarvitz, Tricia McKinney, Eric Pfriender

ABC / This Week with Christiane Amanpour /

Holy War: Should Americans Fear Islam?

Late last summer, the proposal to build an Islamic center near Ground

Zero went from being a local zoning issue to a national debate which

raised profound questions about religious freedom in America. This

Week with Christiane Amanpour assembled a town hall meeting

which featured leading voices from all sides of the debate and led to

a thought-provoking discussion about the role of Islam in America.

Executive Producers: Ian O. Cameron, James Goldston

Senior Producers: Jeanmarie Condon, Jack V. Date

Editorial Producer: Kendall Heath

Producers: Hana Karar, Cindy Smith, Karson Yu,

Kirsten Lucas, Mindy MacInnes, kinga Janik, Erin Brady

Director: Jeff Winn

Anchor: Christiane Amanpour


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PBS / Washington Week with Gwen Ifill &

National Journal / Mid-Term Election Coverage

For more than four decades, Washington Week on PBS has become

a destination for viewers looking for reporting and analysis of the

events unfolding around the country and the world. Hosted by Managing

Editor Gwen Ifill, Washington Week is the longest running

prime-time live news program on television and features the finest

Washington-based beat reporters and political journalists. Nominated

for Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis, this entry

highlights coverage before and after the 2010 mid-term election and

the impact of the GOP landslide that led to control of the House of

Representatives.

Executive Producers: Jeff Bieber, Dalton Delan

Senior Producer: Chris Guarino

Producer: Alla Lora

Managing Editor & Moderator: Gwen Ifill

Director: Sue Ann Staake-Wayne

OUTSTANDING LIVE COVERAGE OF A

CURRENT NEWS STORY—LONG FORM

ABC / ABC News Special Events / Vote 2010

The ABC News Vote 2010 Special provided comprehensive and innovative

analysis of the historic midterm election, which was thought to

be a referendum on Barack Obama’s presidency. ABC News’ coverage

was anchored by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, and

featured a full team of correspondents, political insiders and analysts

on set and in states with pivotal races. The coverage featured an innovative,

seven-hour live Facebook Townhall on the campus of Arizona

State University: as the results came in, students and citizens at

the University and Facebook users across the country gave viewers

immediate reaction that was broadcast on the ABC News Vote 2010

Special and simultaneously on Facebook.com

Executive Producer: Marc Burstein

Senior Producers: Justin Anderson, Pete Austin, Eric Avram, Glen

Dacy, Dennis Dunlavey, Nancy Gabriner, Nicole Gallagher, Ricki

Goldberg, Alan Ives, Mark Lima, Dan Merkle, Andrew Morse, David

Reiter, Kerry Smith, Laiea Smith, Robert Wheelock, Dick Wilde,

Dan Woo

Producers: Susan Archer, Melinda Arons, Janet Boyle, Tom Budai,

Courtney Chapman, Catherine Cole, Richard Coolidge, Joseph Diaz,

Peter Doherty, Josh Eure, Ursula Fahy, Matt Frucci, Jon Garcia,

Brian Hartman, Katie Hinman, Matt Hosford, Erin Kanaley,

Polson Kanneth, Stacy Kennedy, Erin Keohane, Alyssa Litoff,

Kate McCarthy, Catherine McKenzie, Avery Miller, Drew Millhon,

Katie Munley, Ariane Nalty, Ben Newman, Eric Noll, Tiffany Osteen,

Andrea Owen, Talesha Reynolds, Andres Sandoval, Justine Schiro,

Joel Siegel, Gregory Simmons, Joe Simonetti, Cindy Smith, Stephanie

Smith, Aude Soichet, Robyn Weil, Zach Wolf

Anchors: David Muir, Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos

Directors: Tony Barrett, Jeff Winn, Eric Siegel

Correspondents: Sharyn Alfonsi, Christiane Amanpour, Ron

Brownstein, Ron Claiborne, Jonathan Karl, Neal Karlinsky, Gary

Langer, Dana Loesch, Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran, John

Quinones, Jake Tapper, Bill Weir, Randi Zuckerberg

Analysts: Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Cokie Roberts,

George Will

Reporter/Correspondent: Amy Walter

CNN / AC360 / Crisis in Haiti

Anderson Cooper was the first U.S. journalist to report live from

Haiti after it was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12,

2010. Cooper and nearly 50 other CNN staffers covered the story for

U.S. and global audiences who were stunned and eager to learn more

about the epic disaster. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay

Gupta reported live from the only standing hospital in Cite Soliel,

a particularly poor area of Port-au-Prince. And amid the destruction

there were incredible stories of survival, like correspondent Gary

Tuchman’s report on how a woman trapped in the rubble of a market

for 50 hours had been pulled out alive.

Anchor: Anderson Cooper

Chief Medical Correspondent: Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Executive Producer: Charlie Moore

Senior Executive Producer: David Doss

Producers: Joneil Adriano, Rose Arce, Susan Chun, Feree Dollar,

Danielle Dortello, Dwayne Dye, Mary Anne Fox, Carl Graf,

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Jack Gray, Chuck Hadad, Rick Hall, Neil Hallsworth, Michael

Jackson, Phil Littleton, Diana Miller, Juan Park, Rich Phillips, Alexandra

Poolos, David Puente, Jackie Puskas, Justine Redman, Katie

Ross, Kerry Rubin, Jon Schaer, Jerry Simonson, Leah Smith,

Dominic Swann

Reporters: Joe Johns, Chris Lawrence, Soledad O’Brien,

Gary Tuchman, Ivan Watson

NBC / Decision 2010 / Election Night

The events of Decision 2010 were followed closely throughout the

year by Americans, culminating in the change of power in the House

of Representatives. Brian Williams led a line-up of NBC’s top political

journalists in a discussion of the voters’ verdict and the future of the

country’s politics.

Anchors: Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, David Gregory, Savannah

Guthrie, Andrea Mitchell, Mark Whitaker

Correspondents: Ron Allen, Miguel Almaguer, Peter Alexander,

Tom Costello, Lee Cowan, Jose Diaz-Balart, Lester Holt, George

Lewis, Ron Mott, Kelly O’Donnell, Norah O’Donnell, Luke Russert,

Janet Shamlian, Kevin Tibbles, Chuck Todd, Kristen Welker, Pete

Williams, John Yang

Directors: Jeffrey Blount, Jim Gaines, Ray Herbert, Geoff Hoffman,

Steve Lucas

Executive Producer: Mark Lukasiewicz

Producers: Doug Adams, Erika Angulo, Rosanna Arlia, Donna

Bass, Ann Binford, Jay Blackman, John Boxley, Pete Breen, Marisa

Buchanan, Gene Choo, Patrick Burkey, Tony Capra, Martha Caskey,

Jack Chesnutt, Chris Colvin, Kim Cornett, Natalie Cucchiara,

Andrea D’Ambrosio, Subrata De, Chris Donovan, Carol Eggers,

Lauren Fairbanks, Betsy Fischer, Dave Forman, Andy Franklin, Jeff

Gralnick, Jody Hammond, Naomi Karam, Suzy Kianpour, Stacy

Klein, Michael Kosnar, Sue Kroll, Laura Kurinsky, Rich Latour, Libby

Leist, Karen Lucht, Carla Marcus, Megan Marcus, Domenico Montanaro,

Mark Murray, Neil O’Brien, Donna Paine, Michele Perry,

Deb Pettit, Shelby Poduch, Marian Porges, Katie Primm, Huma

Razvi, John Reiss, Rob Rivas, Carl Sears, Joel Seidman, Sam Singal,

Ken Strickland, Shawna Thomas, Adam Verdugo, Ali Weinberg,

Don Wood

Elections Director: Sheldon Gawiser

Planning Directors: Marc Greenstein, Adam Benalt,

Christin Kennelly

OUTSTANDING SCIENCE AND

TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING

Science Channel / Creating Synthetic Life

World-renowned scientist Dr. J. Craig Venter announced recently that

he and his team at the J. Craig Venter Institute became the first in

history to synthetically create a living, self-replicating cell. The news

holds groundbreaking potential for solutions to a host of global challenges,

including generating new food sources, pharmaceuticals and

vaccines, cleaning up pollution, creating new energy sources, producing

clean water and more.

Executive Producers: Bernadette McDaid, Rocky Collins, David

Conover, Deborah Adler Myers

HBO / HBO Documentary Films / Google Baby

Google Baby goes around the world to expose the extreme realities

of the business of modern human reproduction through three interwoven

stories taking place in India, North America, and Israel: A

doctor who runs a successful global surrogacy business in India, an

all-American Southern mother and wife who sells her eggs to renovate

her dream house, and an Israeli high-tech entrepreneur who established

what he calls a “baby production” company.

Producer/Director: Zippi Brand Frank

Co-Producer: Zvi Frank

Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins, Yona Wiesenthal

Supervising Producer: Sara Bernstein

Discovery Channel / Into the Universe With

Stephen Hawking / Time Travel

Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking takes the world’s most famous

scientific mind and sets it free, powered by the limitless possibilities

of computer animation. Professor Hawking gives us the ultimate

guide to the universe, a ripping yarn based on real science, spanning

the whole of space and time—from the nature of the universe itself, to

the chance of alien life, and the real possibility of time travel.

Executive Producers: Ben Bowie, John Smithson,

Susan Winslow

Producer: Rory Griffin

Line Producer: Mark Wright

Series Editor: Iain Riddick

Director: Nathan Williams

PBS / NOVA / Building the Great Cathedrals

How did the builders of medieval cathedrals, using simple hand tools,

create glorious, soaring structures that still endure after more than

eight centuries? NOVA investigated the ingenious and daring new engineering

strategies that made these innovations possible. Even more

intriguingly, Building the Great Cathedrals uncovers hidden clues to

the secret religious symbolism encoded in these astonishing structures.

This pursuit of sacred numbers sometimes pushed the architects

to the brink of disaster.

Senior Producer/Director: Gary Glassman

Producer/Director: Scott Tiffany

Coordinating Producer: Maureen Barden Lynch

Content Producer: Tristan Barako

NOVA Executive Producer: Paula S. Apsell

Producer for ARTE: Christine LeGoff

ARTE Executive Producer: Helen Coldefy

OUTSTANDING NATURE PROGRAMMING

Discovery Channel /

First Life With David Attenborough

From the fog-bound coastline of Newfoundland to the deserts of

North Africa and the rainforests of Queensland, First Life with

David Attenborough finds evidence in fossils and living animals of an

extraordinary period in Earth’s history, half a billion years ago, when

animals first appeared in the oceans. From the first eyes that saw, to

the first predators that killed and the first legs that walked on land,

these were creatures that evolved the traits and tools that allow all

animals, including us, to survive to this day. This is a story that can

only be told now because in the last few years, stunning fossil finds

at sites across the world have transformed our understanding of the

first life forms, and the latest technology allows us to recreate the first

animals and their environments with photorealistic computer generated

imagery (CGI).

Host: David Attenborough

Producer: Anthony Geffen

Director: Martin Williams

Executive Producers, Discovery Channel: Bill Howard,

Susan Winslow

Supervising Producers: Ruth Sessions, Olwyn Silvester

Line Producer: Candice Martin

Coordinating Producers, Discovery Channel:

John Cavanaugh, John Terp

Co-Producer: Kirsty Wilson

Series Editor: Peter Miller

PBS / Nature / Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air

Hummingbirds are one of the most beloved creatures on the planet.

The goal of Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air was to show that there

is much more to the hummingbird’s world than people think and to

turn the common perception of hummingbirds on its head by showing

how new science and field-work are changing commonly held

views of these little birds.

Producer: Ann Johnson Prum

Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman

Series Producer: Bill Murphy

Series Editor: Janet Hess

PBS / Nature / Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom

Few films have been made about these elusive carnivores. They are

rare (numbering only a few hundred in the Lower 48 states), their

habitat is remote, and they move over vast distances at a constant

clip—20 miles a day is nothing to a wolverine, despite their ten-inch

legs. Wolverines go where people do not and that is the prime reason

why they are among the least studied—let alone filmed—animals on

the planet.

Producer: Gianna Savoie

Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman

Series Producer: Bill Murphy

Supervising Producer: Janice Young

Series Editor: Janet Hess


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR

2011 NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY

EMMY


AWARD NOMINEES

A SMALL ACT

Best Documentary

JENNIFER ARNOLD PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

PATTI LEE, JEFFREY SOROS PRODUCERS

JOAN HUANG, SHEILA NEVINS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

LISA HELLER SENIOR PRODUCER

WAR DON DON

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story –

Long Form

REBECCA RICHMAN COHEN DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

FRANCISCO BELLO PRODUCER

JIM BUTTERWORTH, DAVID MENSCHEL EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

DANIEL J. CHALFEN CO-PRODUCER

Outstanding Editing

FRANCISCO BELLO

MONICA & DAVID

Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form

ALEXANDRA CODINA PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

DEBORAH DICKSON PRODUCER

NANCY ABRAHAM SENIOR PRODUCER

SHEILA NEVINS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

REPORTER

Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form

ERIC D. METZGAR DIRECTOR

MIKAELA BEARDSLEY, STEVEN CANTOR PRODUCERS

JACKIE GLOVER SUPERVISING PRODUCER

ANN DERRY CO-PRODUCER

BEN AFFLECK, SHEILA NEVINS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

STUDS TURKEL: LISTENING TO AMERICA

Outstanding Historical Programming – Long Form

ERIC SIMONSON DIRECTOR

JOSH VESELKA PRODUCER

WALLY BERGER, LISA HELLER SUPERVISING PRODUCERS

LINDA ELLERBEE, SHEILA NEVINS, ROLFE TESSEM

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

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SMASH HIS CAMERA

Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming

LEON GAST DIRECTOR

LINDA SAFFIRE, ADAM SCHLESINGER PRODUCERS

WILLIAM ACKMAN, DANIEL STERN, JEFFREY TARRANT

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

GOOGLE BABY

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

ZIPPI BRAND FRANK PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

ZVI FRANK CO-PRODUCER

SHEILA NEVINS, YONA WIESENTHAL EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

SARA BERNSTEIN SUPERVISING PRODUCER

WOMAN REBEL

Outstanding Research

KIRAN DEOL

I KNEW IT

WAS YOU:

REDISCOVERING

JOHN CAZALE

Outstanding Graphic

Design & Art Direction

HOWARD NOURMAND

DESIGNER

MUSIC BY PRUDENCE

Outstanding Music & Sound

CHRIS BERTOLOTTI SOUND MIXER

TED MASON MUSIC PRODUCER

JOSEPH COLMENERO MUSIC ENGINEER

SINS OF MY FATHER

Outstanding Music & Sound

SUSAN JACOBS MUSIC SUPERVISOR

DIDI GUTMAN, DAVID MAJZLIN COMPOSERS

JOHN CARBONARA MUSIC EDITOR

JESICA SUAREZ SOUND SUPERVISOR

THANK YOU NATAS MEMBERS

FOR OUR 12 NOMINATIONS

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OUTSTANDING NATURE

PROGRAMMING (cont.)

Animal Planet / Secret Life of Elephants

Follow the remarkable stories of magnificent wild elephants living

in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve through the eyes of Kenya’s

ground breaking Save the Elephants project. With the help of Iain

Douglas-Hamilton and his daughter, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, this

picturesque documentary explores the secret, beguiling world of elephants

as never seen before. For the first time, researchers will follow

the astonishing, intimate stories of individual elephants as these beautiful

giants raise their families, forge alliances and fight for survival.

Executive Producers: Sara Ford, Mick Kaczorowski

Series Producer: Nigel Pope

Producer: Holly Spearing

OUTSTANDING EDITING

National Geographic Channel / A Promise to the

Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman is an exploration

of exile, memory, longing and democracy through the words

and memories of playwright/author/activist Ariel Dorfman (‘Death

and the Maiden’, ‘How to Read Donald Duck’, ‘Other Septembers’).

The documentary was filmed in the USA, Argentina and Chile in

late 2006 coinciding with the death of the former Chilean dictator,

Augusto Pinochet.

Editor: Michèle Hozer

ABC / Boston Med / Face Transplant

This episode of Boston Med chronicles the remarkable tale of Joseph

Helfgot, an accomplished man with a congenital heart ailment hoping

for a transplant. Neither Helfgot nor the producers who befriended

him suspected he would not survive. More shocking still was the

discovery that he had become the donor in the second face transplant

ever performed in the United States. The gathering of footage

was done through pure observational television, classic cinema verite’.

There was no script, and the challenge for the editor was to cull

through over 100 hours of tape to shape a compelling narrative that

could hold its own in a time slot with scripted dramas.

Editor: Faith Jones

A&E / Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Nicknamed ‘The Sheriff of Wall Street’ when he was New York’s Attorney

General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest

financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the

country. After his election as Governor, with the largest margin in the

state’s history, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the

nation’s first Jewish President. Then, shockingly, Spitzer’s meteoric

rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed

that Spitzer—the paragon of rectitude—had been caught seeing prostitutes.

Editor: Plummy Tucker A.C.E.

Co-Editor: Alison Amron

HBO / HBO Documentary Films / War Don Don

In Krio, the native tongue of Sierra Leone—a country locked in

bloody civil conflict for much of the last two decades—war don don

means ‘the war is over.’ In 2002, the guns fell silent across the plains of

this impoverished West African nation, and the people started down

the road to reconciliation. This film follows the trial of Issa Sesay, a

rebel commander of the Revolutionary United Front, and a key player

in the peace process, who was convicted in 2009 of crimes against

humanity. The challenge in editing this film was to illuminate the nature

of justice, traumatic memory, and a court’s ability to “write history.”

Throughout the editing, the filmmakers frequently referenced

Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon—a film that puts multiple narratives in

tension, and that shows how the truth can be unsettled and how perception

influences memory.

Editor: Francisco Bello

National Geographic Channel /

Restrepo: Afghan Outpost

Journalist/author Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington

spent more than a year following U.S. troops stationed in

a remote outpost in Afghanistan, the location named in honor of a

medic, PFC Juan Restrepo, who was killed in action. The Korengal

Valley was considered to be a crucial relay point for Taliban fighters

moving from Pakistan toward Kabul, and several top Al Qaeda

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leaders were thought to have used it as a base of operations. A heavy

combat zone, the fighting there was on foot and deadly, as American

control moved hilltop by hilltop, ridge by ridge, a hundred yards at

a time. This film’s focus on the soldiers themselves and their activities

broke new ground in war coverage, and made this National Geographic

documentary an unusually immersive and insightful look at

the face of war in the 21st Century.

Editor: Michael Levine

OUTSTANDING REGIONAL NEWS STORY—

SPOT NEWS

WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL) /

Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal

Burr Oak Cemetery became embedded in the public’s consciousness

overnight. NBC-5 Chicago broke the story of allegations that cemetery

workers had been digging up graves, disposing of human remains,

and re-selling the burial plots for personal profit.

Executive Producer: Joe Kolina

Producer: Jennifer Lay-Riske

Anchors: Dick Johnson, Allison Rosati

Director: Patrick Lake

Reporters: Marion Brooks, Lauren Jiggetts, Phil Rogers

Assignment Desks: Jill Bastian, Jackie Goldman, Angie Rosemond,

Marco Stendardo

WSMV-TV (Nashville, TN) / 1000 Year Flood

No one could have imagined the impact the 1000 Year Flood would

have on the city of Nashville. In a matter of days, the event changed

the city and the people forever. Channel 4 News went on the air and

stayed on the air to get the city through its greatest emergency ever,

providing life-saving information and horrifying images of the catastrophe.

Producers: Christy Brown,

Melissa James, Corinne Jasso

Anchors: Demetria Kalodimos,

Bob Sellers, Aaron Solomon,

Holly Thompson

Reporters: Josh DeVine,

Cara Kumari-Jones

News Director: Matthew Hilk

Meteorologist: Lisa Spencer

OUTSTANDING

REGIONAL NEWS STORY

—INVESTIGATIVE

REPORTING

7News KMGH-TV

(Denver, CO.) /

33 Minutes to 34 Right

On December 20, 2008, a Continental

737 crashed off of Runway 34 Right

at Denver International Airport and

burst into flames. Miraculously none

of the of the 115 people on board

was killed, but the crash did expose a

critical flaw in Denver’s emergency response

system.

Investigative Reporter:

Tony Kovaleski

Investigative Correspondents:

Tom Burke, Arthur Kane

Photojournalist/Editor: Jason Foster

KHOU-TV (Houston, TX)

/ Under Fire: Discrimination

and Corruption in the

Texas National Guard

They used words like ‘harassed’, ‘humiliated’

and ‘punished.’ That’s how

soldiers and airmen were describing

their time in the Texas National Guard.

But these volunteers all had one thing

in common: they were women. Thus

began a two-year investigation of the

Guard which would uncover wide-

spread sexism and eventually, serious financial corruption involving

the very top commanders of the National Guard.

Investigative Reporter: Mark Greenblatt

Executive Producer of Investigations: David Raziq

KUSA-TV (Denver, CO) / Foreclosure Woes

The 9NEWS Investigative team spent months unraveling a string of

predatory frauds that created two sets of victims—those facing foreclosures

and those looking to rent. They followed the story halfway

around the world to expose a man taking advantage of foreclosed

homeowners and desperate renters in five states, including Colorado.

Producer: Anna Hewson

Investigative Reporter: Jace Larson

Executive Reporter: Nicole Vap

WTHR-TV (Indianapolis, IN) /

WTHR Eyewitness News / State of Your Money

WTHR’s State of Your Money investigation exposed outrageous state

spending at a time when Indiana government faced a statewide budget

crisis. By analyzing nearly 1.7 million expenditures in Indiana’s

general ledger, WTHR revealed state agencies had purchased millions

of dollars in overpriced and unnecessary office furniture; luxury

travel to expensive resorts and spas; and promotional trinkets such

as paper weights, golf ball markers and potato chip clips—all at taxpayer

expense. The year-long series of investigations (and the public

reaction that followed) got immediate results and triggered drastic

changes that saved Hoosier taxpayers millions of dollars.

Investigative Reporter: Bob Segall

Photojournalist: Bill Ditton

Producer: Cyndee Hebert


WVUE-TV(New Orleans, LA) /

Missing from the Bench

WVUE-TV’s careful research tracked a New Orleans Judge—who was

elected to office—visiting the judge’s courtroom every day for three

months. The judge was rarely in court. Through further research, it

was found out that the judge lived and worked in a Boston suburb.

Anchor/Correspondent: Lee Zurik

Executive News Producer: Greg Phillips

OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING

NEWS STORY IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

CBS / 60 Minutes / Haiti

A massive earthquake struck Haiti just before 5 pm Tuesday January

12, 2010; the worst to hit the region in more than 200 years. More

than three-and-a-half million Haitians had their lives turned inside

out by the quake and its aftermath. But the tragedy of Haiti was not

something that could be totaled in numbers. It was best understood

through the eyes of the people who came to offer help.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producers: Harry A. Radliffe II, Michael Gavshon,

Jenny Dubin, Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson,

Correspondent: Byron Pitts

CBS / 60 Minutes / The Blowout

60 Minutes interviewed Michael Williams, the chief electronics technician

aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which exploded on

April 20, 2010, resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in US history.

Williams revealed, among other things, that the crew had “blown

out” the bottom of the well a few weeks earlier; that the rig’s “blowout

preventer” had been damaged in an incident a month before the accident;

and that one of the two “communication pods” on the blowout

preventer was not functioning. 60 Minutes devoted considerable time

and effort to confirming Williams’ story, and the report was mentioned

repeatedly in speeches in Congress.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Senior Producer: Michael Radutzky

Producers: Solly Granatstein, Graham Messick

Co-Producers: Richard Buddenhagen, Daniel Glucksman, Michael

Karzis, Rachael Kun, Matthew Lev, Andy Soto, Nicole Young

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

NBC / Dateline NBC / The Passenger in Seat 19A

On Christmas Day 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a young Nigerian

educated in London, attempted to blow up an airliner bound for

Detroit, demonstrating that more than eight years after 9/11, al Qaeda

is still intent on attacking the United States. NBC News broadcast a

comprehensive Dateline hour detailing the harrowing experience of

passengers on board, the background of the would-be bomber, and

the security and intelligence lapses that enabled him to travel from

Africa to Detroit with a powerful explosive strapped to his body.

Executive Producer: David Corvo

Executive Editor: Elizabeth Cole

Senior Investigative Producer: Allan Maraynes

Supervising Producer: Richard Greenberg

Producers: Justin Balding, Tom Keenan, Fred Rothenberg

Correspondents: Richard Engel, Chris Hansen

Additional Producers: Robert Brandel, Bruce Burger,

Andrew Finkelstein, Michael Sheehan

OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY IN A NEWS

MAGAZINE

ABC / 20/20 / 7 Going on 70—

A Barbara Walters Special

What happens to a family when a child’s birth becomes a medical

mystery? Barbara Walters reported on Kaylee Halko and Lindsay Ratcliffe,

two vibrant young girls who suffer from a rapid aging disease

called progeria, a fatal condition that currently affects just 68 known

children in the world.

Anchor/Correspondent: Barbara Walters

Executive Producer: David Sloan

Senior Producer: Jessica Velmans

Producer: Muriel Pearson

CBS / 60 Minutes / Derek

Derek is the story of a young man with an overwhelming array of

disabilities, who has managed to translate his one area of brilliance—

music— into a means of communicating with, and inspiring others. It

is a story of the paradoxes and mysteries of the human mind.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producer: Shari Finkelstein

Co-Producers: Jennie Held, Matthew Lev

Correspondent: Lesley Stahl

CBS / 60 Minutes / Football Island

Correspondent Scott Pelley traveled 8,000-miles to American Samoa,

a remote tiny island speck in the Pacific Ocean, to find out why a

boy from this tropical paradise is 40 times more likely to play in the

National Football League than a boy from the US mainland.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producer: Peter Radovich, Jr.

Co-Producers: Richard Koppel, Tadd Lascari

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

CBS / 60 Minutes / Stand Down

Veterans are a significant portion of this country’s homeless population

and even as the Vietnam-era population begins to age out, history

is threatening to repeat itself as a new generation of homeless veterans,

men and women who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, emerges.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producer: Henry Schuster

Co-Producers: Warren Lustig, Tom Rapier, John Detarsio

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

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NBC / Dateline NBC /

Hurricane Katrina: The First Five Days

NBC News’ Brian Williams looks back on one of the most devastating

natural disasters in US history. Combining key footage from

hundreds of hours of NBC’s original raw video with Brian Williams’

reflections five years later, the report revisits the first 5 days in New

Orleans after the storm made landfall, and serves to remind viewers

of the horrific impact of Hurricane Katrina on both people and

property.

Executive Producer: David Corvo

Executive Editor: Elizabeth Cole

Producer: Robert Buchanan

Anchor: Brian Williams

Additional Producer: Irene Trullinger

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC

REPORTING IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED

NEWSCAST

CBS / CBS Evening News with Katie Couric /

Follow the Money

This year-long series of investigations tracked the money trail when

it came to tax dollars, charity dollars and corporate/government conflicts

of interest. In one report, CBS News exposed just how many

federal officials took all expense-paid luxury trips on the taxpayer

dime to the failed climate summit in Copenhagen. Food and rooms

cost $2,200 dollars a day, more than most Americans spend on their

monthly mortgage payment. In another report, CBS exposed a major

charity’s exaggerated claims, leading to the resignation of several of

the charity’s members, including the executive interviewed on the

ground in Haiti.

Executive Producer: Rick Kaplan

Senior Producer: Bill Piersol

Anchor and Managing Editor: Katie Couric

Producer: Christopher Scholl

Correspondent: Sharyl Attkinson

PBS / PBS NewsHour / Cubans Grapple with

Challenges and Promises of Economic Change

In a country journalists rarely get to report on, the PBS NewsHour

visited Cuba in the fall of 2010 to report on what some economists

are predicting is the eve of huge economic change for this communist

run country. The very idea of communist hold-out Cuba turning to

private ownership in the business sector is very big news. The News-

Hour’s reporting team comprised of senior correspondent Ray Suarez,

producer Merrill Schwerin, and reporter/producer Catherine Wise,

worked months in advance, pushing Cuba’s government to allow the

NewsHour in at this very critical time.

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Executive Producer: Linda Winslow

Producer: Merrill Schwerin

Senior Correspondent: Ray Suarez

Foreign Affairs and Defense Editor: Michael Mosettig

Managing Producer: Patti Parson

Reporter/Producers: Talea Miller, Catherine Wise

CNBC / Street Signs /

Transammonia: An American Business in Iran

CNBC investigated the Iranian operations of the New York-based

energy conglomerate Transammonia. Transammonia trades energy

and is one of the world’s largest ammonia shippers. The U.S. company

does no business in Iran, but a fully-owned Swiss subsidiary of

the company played a major role in Iran’s growing ammonia trade.

Increasing ammonia exports is a key part of the Iranian government’s

strategic growth plan—a plan U.S. sanctions are designed to thwart.

Ammonia is also an ingredient in 95% of the roadside bombs in Afghanistan.

Executive Producer: Sanford Cannold

Senior Producer: Richard Carolan

Producer: Robert Hand

Anchor: Erin Burnett

Director: Pookey Preston

CBS / Sunday Morning / Paving the Way

At six foot eight, 350 pounds—with a shaved head, scruffy goatee

and a Harvard degree—John Fetterman doesn’t look like your typical

mayor. But then again, Braddock, Pennsylvania isn’t your typical

small town. What was once a bustling home to the steel industry and

Andrew Carnegie is now often called the worst town in America, with

Fetterman being labeled “The Mayor of Hell.” Paving the Way tells the

story of one man’s journey to lead a broken town from the depths of

despair while giving residents a renewed hope in humanity.

Executive Producer: Rand Morrison

Senior Broadcast Producer: Estelle Popkin

Senior Producer: Gavin Boyle

Producers: Lauren Barnello, Jon Carras

Correspondent: Jeff Glor

CBS / Sunday Morning / The Money Issue

CBS News Sunday Morning’s annual broadcast devoted to money,

finance, and the business world, including stories about shrinking

wages in America; small town banks and their push to capture a bigger

piece of the banking pie; and a report on three innovative entrepreneurs

each forging their own way in the world of business.

Executive Producer: Rand Morrison

Senior Broadcast Producer: Estelle Popkin

Coordinating Producer: Kay Lim

Senior Producer: Gavin Boyle

Producers: Lauren Barnello, Maria Barrow, David Bhagat, Charlie

Brooks, Chad Cardin, Ed Forgotson, David Franklin, Steve Glauber,

Alan Golds, Judith Hole, Remington Korper, Anthony Laudato,

Patrick Lee, Reid Orvedahl, Amy Rosner, Carol Ross, Jason Sacca,

Robin Skeete, David Small, Doug Smith

Anchor: Anthony Mason

Correspondents: Jim Axelrod, Cynthia Bowers, Rita Braver, Bill

Geist, Anthony Mason, Suze Orman, Jill Schlesinger, Daniel Sieberg,

Tracy Smith, Martha Teichner

CBS / Sunday Morning / The New Normal

It’s a troubling phrase—‘the new normal’. As America deals with 9%

unemployment, declining wages, falling housing prices, and a huge

federal deficit, many economists are suggesting to a weary public,

‘Get used to it’. The question of whether the current economic downturn

is just another cyclical recession or the beginning of a new era

of economic stagnation in which the American dream is just that—a

dream—is one economists and families across the country are grappling

with every day.

Executive Producer: Rand Morrison

Senior Broadcast Producer: Estelle Popkin

Senior Producer: Gavin Boyle

Producers: Michael Cesario, Jason Sacca

Correspondent: Martha Teichner

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CBS / 60 Minutes / Haiti

A massive earthquake struck Haiti just before 5 pm Tuesday January

12, 2010; the worst to hit the region in more than 200 years. More

than three-and-a-half million Haitians had their lives turned inside

out by the quake and its aftermath. But the tragedy of Haiti was no

something that could be totaled in numbers. It was best understood

through the eyes of the people who came to offer help. A 60 Minutes

team flew into Haiti two days after the quake, and fed hours of footage

to a five-man team of editors who worked through the night to

craft a piece, both nuanced and shocking, that aired the next day.

Editors: Richard Buddenhagen, Daniel J. Glucksman, Tom

Honeysett, Warren Lustig, Stephanie Palewski, Matthew Richman

CBS / 60 Minutes / The Blowout

Last year, eleven men were killed in the explosions that sank what was

thought to be one of the safest and most sophisticated oil drilling rigs,

the Deepwater Horizon. The Blowout details the final moments of

the rig, relying heavily on the interview of one of the survivors, Mike

Williams. Editing was completed in four days. Combining a compelling

first hand account of the disaster with simplified explanations of

what oil rigs are supposed to do, the editing team seamlessly blended

sound, pictures and narration to tell the story of what went wrong and

what could have been done to prevent it.

Editors: Richard Buddenhagen, Daniel J. Glucksman,

Matthew Lev, Andy Soto

CNN / Haiti: Killed For Five Bags of Rice

Haitian police shot and killed a man they suspected of stealing rice in

earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince leaving his body on the sidewalk

for hours as his family mourned. CNN reporters had to review the

events captured on tape and determine how to present them and what

they meant. Their conclusion: the incident was symptomatic of the

growing perception by non-governmental organizations and other

authorities that unrest and looting could spin out of control. Authorities

were beginning to clamp down on possible outbreaks of looting.

Editor: Jerry Simonson

HDNet / Dan Rather Reports /

Aftershock: Portraits of Haiti

Shot five weeks after the Haiti earthquake, Aftershock is a series of

searing vignettes of a country still reeling after much of the world

had turned its attention elsewhere. The final product has the look and

polish of a documentary, but this one hour report was assembled by

an editor in a single week, which speaks to his skill and dedication.

Editors: Steve Tyler, Nels Bangerter

NBC / Dateline NBC /

Bringing Sean Home: The Untold Story

Bringing Sean Home is the heartbreaking story of a father, David

Goldman, in an international custody battle for the right to bring his

son Sean, back to the U.S. from Brazil. A story that traveled through

the halls of Capitol Hill, onto the agenda of Secretary of State Hillary

Clinton, and eventually to the White House. Ten editors had about

three-and-one-half days to craft the 82 minutes needed for a two hour

broadcast.

Editors: Robert Allen, Francisco Bido, Saverio

Camporeale, Sam Casalino, Justin Cece, Paul Nichols, Richard Platt,

William Ray, Robert Spencer, Alvaro Trenchi

NEW APPROACHES TO NEWS &

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CURRENT NEWS COVERAGE

Educationnation.com / NBC / Education Nation

In the Fall of 2010, NBC NEWS focused its multi-platform spotlight

on the quality of the public education. Education Nation was an unprecedented

and unique effort by NBC News to tackle a major policy

story of vital interest to the nation. The goal was to explore the issue

in-depth on every platform available and to launch a national conversation

held not only on television, but also online as more than one

million people flocked to www.educationnation.com to learn more

about the initiative, to communicate with their peers and to find ways

of taking action to improve education in America.

Producers/Reporters: NBC News

npr.org / NPR Video / Brain Wars:

How the Military is Failing Its Wounded

Victor Medina’s journey home began seconds after a roadside bomb

detonated near his vehicle in south Iraq. Since that day in 2009, healing

Victor Medina has been his wife Roxana’s highest priority. Victor

Medina is one of a growing number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans

suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries. Most often these are the result

of having been in an explosion; the brain is rocked by intense

shock waves, leaving behind changed men and women desperate for

help putting their lives back together.

Multimedia Producer: Coburn Dukeheart

Correspondents: T. Christian Miller, Daniel Zwerdling

Videographer: John Poole

Photojournalist: Gordon Blake

Senior Supervising Producer: Keith Jenkins

Deputy Managing Editor, Investigative Unit: Suzanne Reber

pbs.org / PBS NewsHour / Deepwater Horizon

Oil Spill Interactive Coverage

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in Spring 2010,

the PBS NewsHour launched an online oil leak widget—an interactive

meter displaying estimated oil leakage rates coupled with live video of

the gushing well. The widget was embedded on more than 6,000 websites—large

and small—and was viewed more than 20 million times.

The NewsHour also reached out to the public via Google Moderator

and received more than 7,400 oil cleanup suggestions along with

video and text questions that were later presented to BP executive

Bob Dudley during a live online interview at the height of the crisis.

The NewsHour also offered science stories on oil-eating microbes and

photo essays of the effects on wildlife, plus lesson plans for teachers

built around the Gulf disaster. After the oil stopped flowing, the

NewsHour created a time-lapse video of the well shutoff and reported

on BP’s legal battles, the future of the Gulf fishing industry and the

lasting environmental damage in the region.

Managing Editor: Maureen Hoch

Correspondent: Hari Sreenivasan

Creative Director: Travis Daub

Interactive Editor: Chris Amico

Producer/Reporters: Quinn Bowman, Lea Winerman

Online Art Director: Vanessa Dennis

Online News & Planning Editor: Dave Gustafson

Senior Correspondent: Ray Suarez

Associate Executive Producer: Simon Marks

Planning Editor: George Griffin

Senior Developer: Katie Kleinman

NYTimes.com / The New York Times /

A Year At War

A team of New York Times journalists set itself a challenge: To find

new ways to engage war-weary readers with the nearly decade-long

conflict in Afghanistan. The answer was to combine elemental narrative

journalism—chronicling the deeply personal struggles and

challenges of individual soldiers over a 12-month period—with leading

edge interactive platforms. A Year at War chronicles the lives of

a single battalion over their yearlong deployment. It cracks open the

experience of going to war, and harnesses the power of online storytelling

to add new dimensions to the art of war correspondence.

Reporter: James Dao

Photographer/Videographer: Damon Winter

Series Producers: Gabriel Dance, Nancy Donaldson, Catrin Einhorn,

Jon Huang, Meghan Looram

Contributing Photographer/Videographers:

Marcus Yam, Rob Harris

Web Designer: Andrew Kueneman

Managing Editors: Andrew DeVigal, Adam Bryant, Michele McNally

NYTimes.com / The New York Times /

The Final Moments of Deepwater Horizon

Caleb Holloway survived the fatal blowout on the Deepwater Horizon

that triggered the largest oil spill in history. Using 3-D animation and

newly uncovered images and video, The New York Times reconstructs

the final hours of the oil rig and Holloway’s harrowing escape.

Reporter: David Barstow

Video Journalist: Rob Harris

Senior Producer: Justine Simons

Graphic Artists: Xaquín G.V., Haeyoun Park,

Sergio Peçanha, Graham Roberts


NEW APPROACHES TO NEWS &

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DOCUMENTARIES

cfr.org & MediaStorm.com / Council on Foreign

Relations & MediaStorm / Crisis Guide: Pakistan

Drawing on more than 30 extensive interviews with leading international

and regional experts, CFR’s Crisis Guide: Pakistan traces the

evolution of Pakistan and the competing internal and external influences

that have contributed to regular upheaval and stunted political

and economic development in the country.

Executive Producers: Michael Moran, Brian Storm

Senior Multimedia Producer: Jeremy Sherlick

Producers: Hagit Bachrach, Jayshree Bajoria, Gregory Bruno,

Eric Maierson, Tim Matsui

Design and Development: Jacky Myint

PBS / Independent Lens: Deep Down—A Story

From the Heart of Coal Country /

The Virtual Mine

Deep Down’s Virtual Mine is an educational 3D environment, game,

and curriculum for teachers, students, and anyone who’d like to learn

more about mountaintop removal coal mining, alternative energies,

and the music and culture of Appalachia. Created by the producers

of the feature documentary, Deep Down: A Story From the Heart of

Coal Country, in the popular virtual world of Second Life, the Virtual

Mine is modeled after Maytown, Kentucky— the community of focus

in the film. The Virtual Mine invites players to take part in a story as it

develops in four chapters, allowing participants to take action in solving

the power crisis in Maytown. From mining for power, to reducing

demand for electricity, to solving an alternative energy puzzle, and

culminating in a “community jam” with music and virtual dancing—

the game is an innovative tool for experiential learning and dialogue.

Producer/Directors: Jen Gilomen, Sally Rubin

Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer

Latimes.com / Los Angeles Times / Caught in the

Crossfire: Victims of Gang Violence

For a decade, crime has tumbled across much of metropolitan Los

Angeles. And yet, 5-year-old Josue Hercules’ blood still stains the

sidewalk, Rose Smith can’t find the strength to tell her children that

she’s never going to walk again. Shameka Harris wonders why the

bullets couldn’t have hit her, instead of her young daughter. Despite

the progress in crime-fighting, there remain pockets of L.A. County

where each day brings peril. For two years, Los Angeles Times staff

photographer Barbara Davidson documented how victims and their

families have endured the aftermath of violence.

Photojournalist: Barbara Davidson

Videojournalist: Myung Chun

Producer: Albert Lee

Executive Producers: Mary Cooney, Alan Hagman

Story Consultant: Chad A. Stephens

MediaStorm.com / MediaStorm for The Alexia

Foundation / Undesired

India is a diverse country, separated by class and ethnicity. But all

women confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. This preference

originates from the belief that men make money while women, because

of their expensive dowry costs, are a financial burden. As a result,

there is a near constant disregard for the lives of women and girls.

From birth until old age, women face a constant threat of violence and

too frequently, death.

Executive Producer: Brian Storm

Producer: Eric Maierson

Photojournalist: Walter Astrada

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mercurynews.com / San Jose Mercury News /

Torn Apart

The Mercury News followed a family on their emotional journey

through the U.S. immigration system. This documentary shows the

mother, Macrina Mota-Pineda, who faces deportation because of her

illegal immigration status, while she and her six U.S.-born children

face emotional and financial hardship.

Producer/Photojournalist: Dai Sugano

Reporter: Ken McLaughlin

Story Editor: Mike Frankel

Picture Editor: Jami Smith

washingtonpost.com / Washington Post /

Top Secret America

Top Secret America details what amounts to an alternative geography

of the United States; a world created by the U.S. government in response

to 9/11 that has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive

that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it

employs or how many programs exist within it.

Producer/Reporters/Videojournalists: Benedict de la Cruz,

Whitney Shefte

Reporters: Dana Priest, William Arkin

Interactive Designer: Kat Downs

Digital Design Director: Justin Ferrell

Digital Designer: Sarah Sampsell

Cartographer: Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso

Developer: Ryan O’Neil

Project Producer: Lauren Keane

Motion Designer: Jolie Ruelle

Congratulations to the team at

“Dan Rather Reports” for garnering

four News and Doc Emmy nods

in the following categories:

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

IN A NEWS MAGAZINE: “Spiritually Bankrupt”

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING

IN A NEWS MAGAZINE: “Home Loans From Hell”

and “The Mysterious Case of Kevin Xu”

www.hd.net

OUTSTANDING EDITING – QUICK TURNAROUND:

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NEW APPROACHES TO NEWS &

DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING: ARTS,

LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

MediaStorm.com / MediaStorm / Airsick

Airsick: An Industrial Devolution tackles the global issue of climate

change through a local approach. Though all 20,000 photographs

were shot in Ontario, Canada, they illustrate the global problem of

our addiction to fossil fuels.

Executive Producer: Brian Storm

Producer: Eric Maierson

Producer (Epilogue): Tim Hussin

Photojournalist: Lucas Olenuik / The Toronto Star

Multimedia Editor: Scott Simmie / The Toronto Star

Design & Animation: James Ivar Gunderson

Original Music: Randy Risling / The Toronto Star

NYTimes.com / New York Times Magazine Online

/ 14 Actors Acting

For the 2010 Hollywood Issue, The New York Times asked the year’s

great performers to show in a few gestures and with a few props, but

without dialogue or story, what acting is—and all in about 60 seconds.

Turning their bodies and faces into instruments of pure, deep and

enigmatic emotion, they strike some of the classic attitudes of cinema.

Producers: Kathy Ryan, Joanna Milter, Miki Meek

Director: Solve Sundsbo

Interface Design: Zach Wise

Editor-in-Chief: Hugo Lindgren

Composer: Owen Pallett

Art Director: Arem Duplessis

NGM.com / National Geographic Magazine

Online / Seven Billion

Within a year, the world’s population will increase to seven billion

people. We arrived at six billion only 13 years ago, and in 1960 there

were only three billion of us. In 1930 there were only two billion. This

explosive growth in the number of people inhabiting our planet has

consequences, and National Geographic has dedicated a substantial

amount of its resources to examining what those consequences are,

both in the pages of the magazine and online.

Executive Producer: Gil Pimentel

Senior Producer: Jason Orfanon

Producer: Jamie Lee Godfrey

npr.org / NPR Music Presents Project Song /

Moby

Project Song lies squarely at the intersection of what has traditionally

been NPR’s signature; in depth and personal revelatory interviews

and the layered multimedia storytelling canvas the internet provides.

Project Song documents what happens when NPR places a musician

in a creative incubator for two days.

Producers: John Poole, David Gilkey

Host: Bob Boilen

Audio Engineer: Neil Tevault

PBS / POV / The Archive

Sean Dunne found the holy grail of music. It exists in the suburbs of

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania off US Route 19 in the basement beneath

a nondescript strip mall. It is the world’s largest record collection:

one million LP’s, 1.5 million 45’s and 300,000 CD’s. Its owner is Paul

Mawhinney, a bearded gentleman who spends most of his time cataloging

and updating. Paul is legally blind and also happens to be selling

his collection.

Producer/Director: Sean Dunne

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Director of Programming and Production, POV: Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

Vitality.yahoo.com / Second Act

Launched in June, 2010, Second Act is a documentary series exploring

the subject of midlife transformation through profiles of men and

women who have made dramatic lifestyle and career changes. These

positive yet newsworthy stories offer inspiration to viewers who aspire

to their own ‘second acts’.

Executive Producers: Neal Weiss, Anna Robertson,

Daria Klenert, Chris Slater

Producer: Kristen Beissel

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Segment Producers: Anne Lilburn, Amanda Horning

Editors: Ryan Baxley, Mario Framingheddu

Directors of Photography: Ricky Montalvo,

Brad Williams, Tommy Morquecho

2011 INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD

FOR NEWS

TV Globo / Jornal Nacional: War on Drugs /

Brazil

After a four-day battle, Brazilian security forces took control of Complexo

do Alemão, a major drug dealer’s stronghold in Rio, where close

to 400,000 people were living. It was the biggest operation of its kind,

with elite police units and military troops participating. On November

25, 2011, Jornal Nacional went live to cover the event, with a team

of 20 journalists in five locations.

Producers: Bruno Quintella, Ângelo Tortelly, Christina Cabo,

Cristiane Gomes, Dévora Borovoy, Edvaldo Santos, Elis Silvestri,

Elza Gimenez, Fabricio Marta, Fernando David, Flavia Duarte,

Heitor Lannes, Helton Setta, Juarez Passos, Juliana Lima, Larissa

Coelho, Laura Machado, Luciana Cordeiro, Luiz Vale, Marcia Brasil,

Michelle Dominguez, Mona Bittencourt, Olivia Haiad, Patricia

Andrade, Ricardo Rodrigues, Rosangela Moura, Thaisa Coelho,

Tyndaro Menezes, Vanessa Carmo, Marcio Correa, Marcelo Silva,

João Rudge, Cristiano Magalhães, Marco Losch, Carlos Abelardo,

Bruna Mendes, Francisco Chagas, Carlos Chapa, Zeca Viana, Kiko

Gomes, Otoniel Nascimento, Alexandre Pires, Mauricio Soares,

Ana Bernardes, Leonardo Penna, Gilson Zulato, Luiz Eduardo

Azevedo, Mario Jorge G. Mattos, Euvanio Silva, Ozias Albino, Luiz

Felipe, Carlos Nunes, Carlos Eduardo Sol, Glaucio Zulato, Mauricio

Lourenço, Paulo Henrique Da Silva, Jorge Domingos, Luiz Henrique

Rabello, Cristiana Sousa Cruz, Ana Paula Brasil, Mariana Carneiro,

Dagoberto Souto Maior, Rogério Nery, José Roberto Dos Santos,

Cesar Marcelo, Márcio de Castro, Fabio Pacheco, Sergio Anselmo,

Leandro Santos, Paulo Motta, Marcelo Mendes, Ricardo Mattos,

Acyr de Souza

Editors: Carlos Henrique Schroder, Ali Kamel, Luiz Claudio Latge,

Renato Ribeiro, Erick Bretas, Carlos Jardim, Marcio Sternick, William

Bonner, Luiz Avila, Fatima Bernardes, Ana Pini, Bruno Cattoni,

Eduardo Teixeira, Eunice Scholze, Fernanda Negreiros, Ivo Cardozo,

Laura Nonohay, Leonardo Dos Santos, Lilian Rachid, Luisa Sa, Maíra

Donicci, Marcos Mendes, Maria Jose Sanches, Mônica Bernardes,

Patrícia Casanova, Paula Levy, Philip Hideki, Rogério Imbuzeiro,

Sandra Camanho, Cecília Mendes, Jaqueline Ferri, Marcelo Moreira,

Mônica Malta, Alexandre Mattoso, Fernando Castro, Angela Garambone,

Evane Bertoldi, Francisco Tostes, Janaina Araujo, Isabella

Guberman, Regina Montella, Ricardo Pereira, Marcelo Alfradique,

Marcio Nascimento, Estevão Machado, Ricardo Farias, Paulo Bento,

Daniel Gonçalves, Pedro Rodrigues, Bruno Motta, Alexandre Hollanda,

Zeca Moraes, Patrícia Motta, César Gonçalves, José Carlos

Ferreira, Ricardo Senra, Luiz Barroso, José Neto, Mauro Tertuliano,

Paulo Ferreira, Daniela Dantas, Alexandre Manso, Marco Cruz,

Geraldo Falcão, William Neves Rodrigues, Shirley Sanson, Rodrigo

Trovão, Raphael Paiva, Tobias Neto, Accacio Fernandes, Eduardo

Seabra, Carlos Pires, Marcio Felipe, Cesar Bueno, Luiz Amaral,

Emerson Pinheiro, Fernanda Garrafiel

Correspondents: Ana Paula Araújo, Ana Luíza Guimarães,

André Luiz Azevedo, André Curvello, Alex Cunha, Bette Luchese,

Edimilson Ávila, Edney Silvestre, Eduardo Tchao, Fábio Judice,

Fernanda Grael, Flavia Jannuzzi, Karina Borges, Lília Teles, Marcio

Gomes, Maria Paula Carvalho, Mariana Gross, Monica Teixeira,

Paulo Renato Soares, Rogerio Coutinho, Renata Capucci, Sandra

Passarinho, Sandra Moreyra, Silvana Ramiro, Susana Naspolini,

Tatiana Nascimento, Tiago Eltz, Vandrey Pereira, Rodrigo Pimentel,

Luiz Fernando Corrêira, Acyr Fillus, Alex Carvalho, Alex Neder,

Toninho Marins, Carlayle Andre, Carlos Alberto Silva, Carlos

Trinta, Diogenes Melquiades, Edilson Santos, Alberto Fernandez,

Eduardo Torres, Fernando Calixto, Flavio Capitoni, Gilson Moura,

Guilherme Vizane, Jorge Bonacchi, Jose de Arimatea, Jose Henrique,

Julio Aguiar, Lucas Louis, Luis Andre, Maciel Silva, Luis Junior, Luiz

Paulo Mesquita, Marco Aurelio, Pedro Acyr, Rogerio Lima, Ronaldo

Cordeiro, Sergio Leite, Vilson Ferreira, Wellington Valsechi, William

Torgano, José Carlos Azevedo, Francisco de Assis, Roberto Mello,

Paulo Franco

RUV / Volcano Eruption at Eyjafjallajokull /

Iceland

In the early morning of April 14, 2010, news broke of a massive volcanic

eruption at Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier. RUV News went

to the area to report on the eruption, evacuation of people and livestock,

massive floods caused by melting glaciers, and ash rain. For the

following weeks, RUV News covered events on the ground and the

impact around the world.

Producers: Einar Rafnsson, Tinna Magnusdottir, Karl Sigtryggsson,

Anna Heidur Oddsdottir, Ragnar Santos, Jóhanna Sveinsdóttir

Field Producers: Þór Ægisson, Tomas Gunnarsson, Freyr Arnarsson,

Heiðar Þór Björnsson, Gudmundur Bergkvist

Editors: Rakel Thorbersdottir, Palmi Jonasson, Adalbjörn Sigurdsson,

Broddi Broddason, Kristjan Sigurjonsson

Correspondents: Björn Malmquist, Thordis Arnljotsdottir, Sveinn

Halldor Gudmarsson, Aegir Thor Eysteinsson

Sky News / Sky News Live at Five: Inside the

Taliban / United Kingdom

Alex Crawford and Stuart Ramsay used their contacts to gain access

to Taliban in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. They negotiated access to

the Talibans’ inner circle, showing how young children are groomed

to be the next generation of fighters. They also filmed Taliban who

want to stop fighting, but are too scared of the consequences from

their own side.

Producer: Neville Lazarus

Camera Operators/Editors: Martin Smith, Kevin Sheppard

Correspondents: Stuart Ramsay, Alex Crawford

ABS-CBN Corporation / TV Patrol: Manila

Hostage Crisis / The Philippines

On August 23, 2010, a Hong Thai bus carrying 22 tourists from Hong

Kong and three Filipino nationals was hijacked in Manila. TV Patrol

covered the hostage standoff that lasted nearly 12 hours and left eight

people dead.

Producers: Cheryl C. Favila, Jose Caburnida, Engelbert Apostol,

Jaime Bolok

Editors: Marie Liza Suaybaguio, Ma. Theresa Salvacion, Melanie

Dinoy, Zerline Rodriguez, Jennylyn Lanuzga, Richie Velarde,

Maricelle Herrera

News Gathering/Correspondents: Mariquit Almario-Gonzalez,

Julius Babao, Ron Gagalac, Mary Ann Macapagal, Jorge Carino,

Zennifer Hernandez, Alfonso Tomas Araullo

2011 INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD FOR

CURRENT AFFAIRS

UN Television (UNTV) / Cambodia: A Quest for

Justice / United Nations

From Nazi Germany to Rwanda, the world has attempted to bring

some measure of justice to the victims of mass atrocities. But there has

never been an international tribunal like the one in Cambodia, where

a reign of terror decimated more than one quarter of the population

over than three decades ago. Cambodia: A Quest for Justice is a report

on the first case heard by this unique court.

Producers: Susan Farkas, Andi Gitow

Editor: Mitch Udoff

Narrator: Daljit Dhaliwal

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) / Back from the

Brink: Inside the Chilean Mine Disaster / Japan

The Chilean mine disaster trapped 33 miners 700 meters underground

in August 2010. Ten days after the rescue, NHK sent a camera

into the mine to capture the severity of the ordeal. How did the men

survive 70 days underground? How did the effort to rescue them

proceed above ground? Back from the Brink: Inside the Chilean Mine

Disaster uses detailed interviews with the miners and those involved

with their rescue to portray this return from the brink of death.

Executive Producers: Daisuke Koyama,

Toshihiro Ikemitsu, Yoshitaka Iwane, Daisuke Yamamoto

Producers: Toshiki Ishikawa, Takuya Miyamoto, Junichiro Nishiwaki,

Manabu Nojima, Nahoko Matsui, Hidenobu Yokoi, Takuro

Oguchi, Tsuyoshi Katsuragi

Correspondent: Ayako Sasa


Discovery Channel Latin America / Mixer /

O Assassinato de Jean Charles / Brazil

O Assassinato retraces the events that led an elite force from the

London Metropolitan Police to mistake Jean Charles, a Brazilian

immigrant, for a suicide bomber about to detonate. Through reenactments,

based on the testimonies of those involved in the operation,

and interviews with specialists, former members of the London

Metropolitan Police, and Charles’ family, the report goes behind the

scenes to understand what happened on that day, which ended with

Jean Charles dead inside a train in the Stockwell Tube Station.

Executive Producers: Michela Giorelli, Adriana Marques,

Gil Ribeiro

Supervising Producer: Carla Ponte

Director: Rodrigo Astiz, Jonathan Rudd

Editors: Paulo Taman, Rupert Troskie

infoNetwork GmbH for RTL Television / Unter

Piraten—Antonia Rados auf den Spuren der

somalischen Seeräuber / Germany

For years, Somali pirate gangs have been threatening the security of

the busy shipping routes in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea by seizing

tankers, cargo ships, and passenger liners, taking hostages, and

demanding million-dollar ransoms. Antonia Rados and her cameraman

film in a Somalian pirate stronghold and investigate the causes

and effects of this million-dollar industry.

Producer: Christian Schürmann

Film Editor: Yves Ferrand

Camera: Jean Jacques Feron

Correspondent/Reporter/Editor:

Antonia Rados

OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING

NEWS STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED

NEWSCAST

ABC / ABC World News with Diane Sawyer /

Tragedy at the Mine

ABC News’ breaking news coverage of the Upper Big Branch mine

disaster in West Virginia, in which 29 out of 31 miners lost their lives.

Executive Producers: Jonathon Banner, Susie Banikarim,

Senior Producers: Michael Corn, Judy Isikow,

Tom Nagorski

Producers: Margaret Aro, Catherine Cole, Matt Hosford,

James Wang, Wonbo Woo

ABC / ABC News Brian Ross Investigates / The

Printer Bomb Plot

In the early morning hours of Monday, October 29th law enforcement

authorities were searching for packages containing explosive devices

headed for the US. Packages containing printer cartridges stuffed

with nearly a pound of PETN explosive sent from Yemen; one via

FedEx through Dubai and a second sent via UPS through Germany

and England; the packages were being sent to an address in Chicago.

Within hours the ABC News investigative team had unearthed key

details of the plot.

Executive Producers: Jonathon Banner, James Goldston,

Jim Murphy

Chief Investigative Producer: Rhonda Schwartz

Producers: Matthew Cole, Matthew Mosk, Avni Patel, Joseph Rhee

Chief Investigative Correspondent: Brian Ross

Senior Investigative Reporter: Richard Esposito

Digital Managing Editor: Mark Schone

Digital Producer: Meg Chuchmach

2011

32nd Annual

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DOCUMENTARY

EMMY® EMMY AWARDS

CNN / AC360 / Haiti in Ruins

On January 12th, hours after the quake struck, Anderson Cooper left

his anchor post to begin the trek south to Haiti. By 10 a.m. the next

morning, he was able to provide an eager audience with some of the

first reports from Port-au-Prince.

Executive Producers: Kathleen Friery, Charlie Moore

Senior Executive Producer: David Doss

Senior Producers: Jill Billante, Penny Mannis,

Eva Nordstrom, Sean Yates

Producers: Joneil Adriano, Susan Chun, Danielle Dortello, Dwayne

Dye, Mary Anne Fox, Carl Graf, Jack Gray, Chuck Hadad, Neil

Hallsworth, Michael Jackson, Phil Littleton, Kirk McDonald, Diana

Miller, Rich Phillips, Alexandra Poolos, David Puente, Jackie Puskas,

Justine Redman, Katie Ross, Kerry Rubin, Jonathan Schaer, Jerry

Simonson, Leah Smith, Dominic Swann

Anchor: Anderson Cooper

Correspondents: Joe Johns, Gary Tuchman, Ivan Watson

Chief Medical Correspondent: Dr. Sanjay Gupta

NBC / NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams /

Earthquake in Haiti

From a chaotic Port-au-Prince on the day after the devastating earthquake,

Brian Williams and the NBC Nightly News team reported on a

tragedy of unimaginable proportion unfolding before their eyes. The

correspondents and producers used a communications patchwork

and a good deal of improvisation to bring the story to American

viewers. Beyond the heartbreaking imagery, this special hour-long

broadcast was memorable for its compelling eyewitness accounts

from the NBC team and others; for its reporting on the response by

the U.S. government and the American Haitian community, and for

its perspective on a country that, even before the earthquake, had suffered

so much for so long.

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DOCUMENTARY

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EMMY AWARDS

OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING

NEWS STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED

NEWSCAST (cont.)

Anchor and Managing Editor: Brian Williams

Executive Producer: Bob Epstein

Senior Broadcast Producer: Aurelia Grayson

Director and Senior Broadcast Producer: Brett Holey

Senior Producers: Mary Laurence Flynn, Subrata De, Madeleine

Haeringer, Tracey Lyons, Albert Oetgen

Correspondents: Robert Bazell, Tom Costello, Ann Curry, Rehema

Ellis,Savanah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Andrea Mitchell, Mark Potter, Al

Roker, Kerry Sanders

Producers: Maria Alcon, Laura Allenbaugh, Erika Angulo, Jay

Blackman, Gene Choo, Drew Condell, Bob Croce, Jane Derenowski,

Clare Duffy, Mario Garcia, Hillary Guy, Garrett Haake, Stephanie

Himango, John Holland, Sue Kroll, Joo Lee, Victor Limjoco, Kevin

Monahan, Amna Nawaz, James Novogrod, Paul Manson, Max Paul,

Yuka Tachibana, Kelly Venardos, Matthew Winter

NBC / NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams /

Iraq: The Long Way Out

In August 2010, NBC Nightly News and NBC’s chief foreign correspondent

Richard Engel gained what may have been the international

breaking news scoop of the year as the only American network news

program and correspondent to cover the withdrawal of the last U.S.

combat troops from Iraq as it happened in real time. Engel’s reporting

marked the official lifting of an embargo set by the Pentagon to

protect American soldiers as they withdrew to Kuwait. The coverage

was also a technical achievement, employing the custom-built NBC

satellite truck known as the Bloommobile, named for the late NBC

News correspondent David Bloom, who first utilized it during his live

coverage of the 2003 American invasion of Iraq.

Executive Producer: Bob Epstein

Senior Broadcast Producer: Aurelia Grayson, Sam Singal

Senior Producers: Mary Laurence Flynn, Carol Eggers,

Madeleine Haeringer, Naomi Karam, Tracey Lyons, Albert Oetgen

Producers: Ghazi Balkiz, Stacy Brady, Bredun Edwards, Charlene

Gubash, Rob Kaplan, John Kautz, Robert Lapp, Joo Lee, Mohammed

Muslemany, Leonard Venezia, David Verdi, Craig White

Anchor and Managing Editor: Brian Williams

Chief Foreign Correspondent: Richard Engel

Analyst: Col. Jack Jacobs

Director and Senior Broadcast Producer: Brett Holey

Chief White House Correspondent: Chuck Todd

OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY IN A

REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST

BBC America / BBC World News America /

Inside the North Korean Bubble

Correspondent Sue Lloyd Roberts traveled to North Korea to provide

an in-depth report on one of the world’s most isolated countries. With

government-appointed minders at their side at all times, Lloyd Roberts

and her crew took a tour of North Korea’s schools, homes, farms,

and villages. They were not allowed to film anything off the official

program or speak to anyone unscripted.

Executive Producers: Rome Hartman, Peter Rippon

Producers: Jasmin Buttar, Amanda Gunn, Tony Jolliffe, Ed Main

Correspondent: Sue Lloyd Roberts

BBC America / BBC World News America /

The Harsh Lives of Kabul’s Street Children

Along the wealthiest of streets in the Afghan capital of Kabul are tens

of thousands of poor and famished children struggling to make their

family’s ends meet. Glancing into these children’s daily routines, survival

skills, and abusive family struggles, this report takes an in-depth

look into the deprivation and disparity in these children’s lives.

Executive Producers: Jasmin Buttar, Rome Hartman,

Peter Rippon

Producers: Phil Clarkson, Melanie Marshall, Janan

Mosazai, Abaceen Nasimi, Fred Scott, Jeanette Smeadley

Correspondent: Lyse Doucet

28 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

ABC / Good Morning America / Taylor’s Heart

WFAA-TV first reported in March 2010 that the organs of 13-yearold

Taylor Storch had been donated after she died in a Colorado skiing

accident. In September, her parents, Tara and Todd Storch, went

to Arizona to meet the woman who received their daughter’s heart.

Reporter: Gary Reaves

Producers: Chris Mathis, Robert Hall

Executive Producer: Tom Cibrowski

Senior Producer: Michael Valentine

CBS / Sunday Morning / Gift of a Lifetime

The death of Alice Winn, Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts,

from leukemia in 1999, at the age of 51, seemed pointless and

tragic. Her doctors said a bone marrow transplant could save her life.

The Winn family organized a highly-publicized bone marrow donor

drive, but none of the 2500 volunteers was a perfect match. Ten years

later, a baby named Adam Riker was diagnosed with a rare juvenile

form of leukemia. The only known cure was a bone marrow transplant.

The one and only perfect match from the 14 million potential

donors on registries around the world was Boston area lawyer, Gary

Zalkin, who had volunteered for Alice Winn a decade before.

Executive Producer: Rand Morrison

Senior Broadcast Producer: Estelle Popkin

Senior Producer: Gavin Boyle

Producer: Mary Raffalli

Co-Producer: Robin Skeete

Field Producer: Michael Hernandez

Correspondent: Martha Teichner

CBS / Sunday Morning / Jan’s Story

Six years ago, at age 55, Jan Chorlton received a diagnosis both awful

and heartbreaking: She has Alzheimer’s disease. Once a bright and

articulate television reporter, these days she struggles to make sense,

and is now in an assisted living facility. Jan is one of 5.3 million Americans

who have Alzheimer’s disease—and that number is expected to

triple by mid-century. But Jan’s Story is more than a portrait of a public

health crisis…more than a survey of frightening statistics. For CBS

News Correspondent Barry Petersen, this story is a personal account

of loss and devastation: Jan Chorlton is Petersen’s wife.

Executive Producer: Rand Morrison

Senior Broadcast Producer: Estelle Popkin

Senior Producer: Gavin Boyle

Producers: Remington Korper, Amiel Weisfogel

Correspondent: Barry Petersen

CBS / Sunday Morning / Where’s Molly?

Where’s Molly? chronicles Jeff Daly’s quest for answers about why, in

1957, his little sister Molly disappeared just before her third birthday.

Forty-seven years later, Jeff reunited with the sister he had all but forgotten

and discovered the reason why she had been sent away.

Executive Producer: Rand Morrison

Senior Broadcast Producer: Estelle Popkin

Senior Producer: Gavin Boyle

Producers: Patrick Lee, Kay Lim

Correspondent: John Blackstone

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC

REPORTING—LONG FORM

PBS / FRONTLINE / The Spill

Using BP’s own internal videos, on-camera interviews with blast

victims and one of BP’s own maintenance supervisors, FRONTLINE

explained how BP lost control of its operations. Instead, it focused on

growing the business. A focus that, despite former CEO Tony Hayward’s

efforts to change it, ultimately created a culture of irresponsibility

that culminated with the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Producers: Marcela Gaviria, Martin Smith

Reporter: Abrahm Lustgarten

Executive Producer: David Fanning

Senior Producer: Raney Aronson-Roth

Managing Editor for ProPublica: Stephen Engleberg

Planet Green / Houston We Have a Problem

Houston We Have a Problem goes right to the source and into the

heart of oil country to talk with industry executives first hand. The

documentary serves as a voice for oilmen to tell their highly charged

story; offering insight into the business, sharing their thoughts on environmentally

friendly strategy alternatives, and addressing the hotbutton

issues that accompany their trade.

Producer/Director: Nicole Torre

Producer: Eric Mofford

PBS / POV / Good Fortune

Good Fortune explores how massive international efforts to alleviate

poverty in Africa often undermine the very communities they aim to

benefit. Through intimate portraits of two Kenyans battling to save

their home from lare-scale development organizations, the film presents

a unique opportunity to experience foreign aid through the eyes

of people it is intended to benefit.

Director/Producer: Landon Van Soest

Producer: Jeremy Levine

Field Producer: Benard Aulo Ohanga

Executive Producers: Katy Chevigny, Judith Helfand, Diana Barrett,

Andrew Herwitz

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Director of Programming and Production, POV:

Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

PBS / The New Recruits

The New Recruits looks at social enterprises, touted as the new alternative

to charity. Social enterprises are businesses that provide critical

goods and services to the poor, but charge for them in order to be

sustainable. Proponents believe that the poor also benefit from being

treated as customers rather than recipients of handouts. Presidents

Obama, Bush and Clinton have all endorsed the movement; Bill Gates

calls it ‘creative capitalism.’

Producer/Directors: Daniel A. Miller, Seth Kramer,

Jeremy Newberger

OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL

PROGRAMMING—LONG FORM

HBO / HBO Documentary Films /

Studs Terkel: Listening to America

Studs Terkel was a Chicago institution. He appeared and spoke at

nearly every important event that supported a good cause. He was

a champion for the down-trodden and forgotten. And he spoke

eloquently and intelligently about everything from jazz music and

the arts, to social history and current events. But most importantly,

he lived a life espousing a very democratic principal: that every life

mattered and every voice deserved to be heard.

Director: Eric Simonson

Producer: Josh Veselka

Supervising Producers: Wally Berger, Lisa Heller

Executive Producers: Linda Ellerbee, Sheila Nevins,

Rolfe Tessem

PBS / Independent Lens / The Longoria Affair

Private Felix Longoria died fighting the Japanese during World War

II. But when his body was sent home to Three Rivers, Texas, the

town’s only funeral parlor refused to allow his family to use their chapel

because “the whites wouldn’t like it.” The incident created deep

divisions in Three Rivers, tensions that last even today—but it also

helped launch the Mexican American civil rights movement, elect

John Kennedy to the White House, and lead Lyndon Johnson to sign

the most important civil rights legislation of the 20th century.

Director/Producer: John J.. Valadez

Executive Producer for WGBH: Judith Vecchione

Executive Producer for ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer

Discovery Channel / The Kennedy Detail

The Kennedy Detail gathered together a band of first-hand witnesses—JFK’s

Secret Service Agents—who were directly and intimately

involved in the single most iconic moment in 20th century American

history, and got their personal accounts of what they saw, both individually

and as a group, on that terrible, life-altering day in Dallas.

Executive Producers: David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe,

Ken Atchity, Chi-Li Wong , Brooke Runnette

Co-Executive Producer: Vince DiPersio

Producers: Grant Axton, Liza Maddrey, Gerald S. Blaine,

Lisa McCubbin


History Channel / Third Reich / The Fall

The Third Reich has been deliberated and dissected for years. The image

of 40,000 uniformed Nazis goose-stepping in perfect synchronization

represents all most Americans know about history’s most dangerously

successful totalitarian government. This documentary digs

deep beneath the surface of our collective understanding to unearth

what we don’t know about the individuals who comprised one of the

most fascinating and complex regimes of recent history.

Executive Producers: Seth Skundrick, Nicole Rittenmayer, Russ Mc-

Carroll, Mike Stiller

National Geographic Channel / Witness: Katrina

Over the course of 72 hours, Hurricane Katrina went from a cataclysmic

storm to a catastrophic flood, which in turn became an apocalyptic

human tragedy. All the while, local residents, amateur videographers,

news crews, government agencies, tourists, storm chasers

and countless others were recording the sights and sounds of the unfolding

chaos. Weaving together more than a dozen of these sources,

National Geographic Channel reconstructed Hurricane Katrina as it

happened, entirely through the eyes of those who experienced it, presenting

an unexpectedly new and moving view of a five year-old story.

Series Producers: Jon Siskel, Greg Jacobs

Producers: Sarah Pagura, Dustin Park, Rebecca Snedeker,

Stacy Wolff

Executive Producer: Michael Welsh

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN &

ART DIRECTION

National Geographic Channel / Explorer /

Journey to an Alien Moon

Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter 485 million miles away from Earth,

may be our best hope for finding alien life in our solar system. Everywhere

we find water on Earth, we find life. What does this mean

for the search for life beyond Earth? Scientists believe that on Europa

there is a liquid ocean buried beneath its icy crust. In an effort to

bring this to life, animator Andy Murdock used the latest 3d animation

technology to create an alien under-ice ocean.

Animator: Andy Murdock

Discovery Channel /

First Life With David Attenborough

From the fog-bound coastline of Newfoundland to the deserts of

North Africa and the rainforests of Queensland, First Life with

David Attenborough finds evidence in fossils and living animals of an

extraordinary period in Earth’s history, half a billion years ago, when

animals first appeared in the oceans. From the first eyes that saw, to

the first predators that killed and the first legs that walked on land,

these were creatures that evolved the traits and tools that allow all

animals, including us, to survive to this day. This is a story that can

only be told now because in the last few years, stunning fossil finds

at sites across the world have transformed our understanding of the

first life forms, and the latest technology allows us to recreate the first

animals and their environments with photorealistic computer generated

imagery (CGI).

Visual Effects Supervisor: James Prosser

Visual Effects Producers: Anthony Geffen, Martin Williams

Visual Effects Leads: Matthew Baker-Jones, Simon Reid,

Aleksandra Czenczek

Animator: Craig Mepham

HBO / HBO Documentary Films / I Knew It Was

You: Rediscovering John Cazale

John Cazale was never a leading man, but some of the most celebrated

actors in the history of cinema—Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Robert De-

Niro—credit their best performances to the synergy they felt working

with him. The objective for the motion graphic design was to capture

the visual artifacts of Cazale’s life in a way that was true to the

feeling of the cinema in which he thrived. The archival material was

originally captured in analog formats, and animation was executed

using processes native to that period in film history: Super 8, Kodak

carousel slide film projector, microfiche, vintage poster art graphics.

Designer: Howard Nourmand

PBS / Independent Lens / The Eyes of Me

The Eyes of Me presents an extraordinary look at four blind teenagers.

The parallel stories of two freshmen and two seniors unfold over

the course of one dynamic year at the Texas School for the Blind in

Austin. The filmmakers used animation and modern graphic treatments

to approximate the blind subjects “inner visions of the outer

world.” Never before have these aesthetic choices been motivated and

articulated by visually impaired subjects relying only on their visual

memories to describe their changing perception.

Visual Effects: Gary Walker

Art Director: Keith Maitland

Animators: Jason Archer, Paul Beck, Ryan Hennesee

Discovery Channel / Into the Universe With

Stephen Hawking / Story of Everything

Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking takes the world’s most famous

scientific mind and sets it free, powered by the limitless possibilities

of computer animation. Professor Hawking gives us the ultimate

guide to the universe, a ripping yarn based on real science, spanning

the whole of space and time—from the nature of the universe itself, to

the chance of alien life, and the real possibility of time travel. The twohour

epic combines CGI cutting-edge effects with super-computer

digitally enhanced NASA footage and live action to bring Hawking’s

extraordinary vision of the universe to the screen.

Visual Effects Executive Producer: Pete Farrer

Executive Visual Effects Supervisor: Stephen Coren

Visual Effects Producer: Mark Sherwood

Visual Effects Line Producer: Leila Nicotera

Lead Visual Effects Supervisors: Luke Dodd,

Andie Goldie

Visual Effects Leads: Daniel Sidi, Ian McLaughlin,

Tom Matterson

Additional Visual Effects: Media House

Lead Visual Effects Supervisors for Media House:

Jason Martine, Keith Haley

Lead Visual Effects Producer for Darlow Smithson: Mike Davis

NBC & MSNBC / Decision 2010

The Decision 2010 graphic package for NBCNews and MSNBC was

produced entirely in-house through the NBC ArtWorks team. Over

the course of eight months, the department redesigned the entire

look of the Elections coverage—from numerous animations and stills

to 3D and VR components. From concept to completion, ArtWorks

provided a package that expertly and elegantly suited the needs of all

national and local news entities at NBC.

Vice President, ArtWorks: David Steel

Executive Creative Director: Carlos El Asmar

Art Director: Jason Bube

Real-Time Graphics Director: Arturo Brena

Lead Designers: Carlo Vega, Adam Gault

Graphics Producer: Ventura Castro

Designer: June Shiiki

3D Designers: John Chismar, James Isaaks

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION &

SCENIC DESIGN

Smithsonian Channel / Battle for the Atlantic /

Brink of Defeat

The stakes were simple. Win the Battle of the Atlantic, win the war.

For six years an undulating warzone spanning 2,800 miles was the

setting for one of the most bitterly fought battles of World War II.

The film captures personal accounts of a largely untold theater of war.

With vivid battle footage, stunning reenactments, and incisive interviews

from all sides, this series plunges viewers deep into the action,

and masterfully recreates the look and feel of submarine warfare.

Directors of Photography: Stephen Standen, Frank Vilaca

Smithsonian Channel /

Hindenburg: The Untold Story

May 6, 1937: the giant German airship Hindenburg nears the end of

its transatlantic voyage just outside New York City. The seemingly

effortless glide to America is about to come to a sudden end. In a

matter of seconds, this 800-foot leviathan will be consumed by fire,

crumpling in a twisted wreck on the ground of the Lakehurst, New

Jersey Naval Air Station. Who destroyed the Hindenburg? Over the

years many different theories have been put forward: lightning, structural

failure, St. Elmo’s Fire—and most controversial of all—sabotage.

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Extraordinary lighting and scenic design give the film a vivid, cinematic

feel.

Production Designer: Ewa Skoczkowska

Director of Photography: David Langan

NBC / Meet the Press with David Gregory

Meet the Press has featured headline-making interviews with national

and world leaders for over 60 years, posing the tough questions on

politics, economics, foreign policy, and other newsworthy issues.

Clickspring Design was challenged with creating a new set that would

reflect the long history of one of America’s most important public forums,

while at the same time expressing the show’s focus on urgent issues

that require technological mastery. The Clickspring solution was

a broadcast studio that is a combination of library and lab, reflecting

the shows’ mission of journalistic excellence and sophisticated, civilized

debate.

Creative Director: Marc Greenstein

Senior Designer: Bryan Higgason

Senior Lighting Director: Jeff Taylor

Lighting Director: Pat Kehs

Principal, Clickspring Design: Erik Ulfers

Senior Vice President, Clickspring Design: Lori Nadler

Director, Meet The Press: Rob Melick

NBC & MSNBC /

Education Nation at Rockefeller Center

The American Educational system is without a doubt a key issue on

the minds of parents, teachers and lawmakers alike. NBC’s Education

Nation Summit was created to address the issues and engage the

public in the renewal of education in America. The summit aired live

from the “Learning Plaza”, a specialized event space built over, in and

around the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink by the NBC design team.

Lighting Designer: Steven Brill

Lighting Directors: Trevor Gooch, Mark Janeczko, Wolfram Ott,

Sheryl Wisniewski

Automated Lighting Director: Steve Garner

Creative Director: Marc Greenstein

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL

ANNOUNCEMENT—INSTITUTIONAL

ABC / ABC News—Be the Change: Save a Life /

Initiative

Be the Change: Save a Life is ABC News’ year-long project to focus attention

on the diseases and health conditions that disproportionately

afflict the world’s poorest people. The challenge for the promo team

was how not to make viewers feel like they are tuning in to a “traditional

global health report”, but instead becoming part of something

bigger, wonderful and life-changing.

Executive Producer/Creative Director: Alan Ives

Senior Producer: Rene Hallal-Gonen

Art Director: Rodrigo Redondo

Producer: Kevin Smalls

Sound Designer/Editor: Leslie Mona-Mathus

Digital Editor: Lyle Karlin

CNN / CNN 2010 Diversity Image

In a mid-term election year fueled by bipartisanship among voters

and network news audiences, CNN sought to illustrate their commitment

to their audience’s diversity regardless of political affiliation.

Chief Marketing Officer: Scot Safon

Executive Creative Director: Drea Besch

Executive Producer: Denise Patierno

Lead Designer: Ned Reid

Creative Directors/Design: Robert Poulton, Aimee Schier,

Primal Screen

Graphic Designer: Edward Reid

Composer and Sound Designer: Randy Garmon, Nick Kirk

NBC / Dateline NBC: Shadows & Light

Dateline has enjoyed many incarnations since its debut in 1992. This

spot sought to reflect its latest identity, but the current incarnation

of Dateline is actually two radically different programs. And that led

to the underlying creative concept on this spot: Dateline, the best of

humanity…and the worst.

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ANNOUNCEMENT—INSTITUTIONAL (cont.)

Executive Producers: Bill Hartnett, Anna Toonk

Director: David Lipsius

Creative Directors: Miranda Patterson, Fred Salkind

Producers: Kevin Anderson, Kelly McEvoy, Daniel Rickard,

Carol Sullivan

Designer: Dave Rogers

Animator: Eddie Wiseman

Photographer: Craig White

Senior Audio Designer: Robert Siciliano

PBS / Frontline Fall Image Campaign /

Times Like These

The World. The Economy. Healthcare. War. Weather. Scandals. In

2010 the country was fed up and depressed. FRONTLINE’s goal in

promoting their upcoming season was to take what they do best—

report on all this depressing but important stuff—and turn it into a

positive brand message. We’re all in this together.

Writer/Producer: Missy Frederick

Editor: John MacGibbon

Design: Michael Frederick

Music Research: Megan McGough

CNN / Go Beyond Borders

Borders are more than just lines on a map. This campaign was designed

to help viewers think of borders in broader terms: emotional,

psychological and social. The best representation of CNN’s commitment

to Go Beyond Borders is the network’s own employees, who

come from around the world. Dozens of interviews shot on three

continents were woven together to create this campaign.

Chief Marketing Officer: Scot Safon

Executive Creative Director: Drea Besch

Creative Director: Cathy Cleary

Assistant Creative Director/Producer/Writer:

Susan Moss

Creative Director of Design: Robert Poulton

Editor: Bryan Fitch

Sound Design: Randy Garmon

CNBC / I Am American Business /

White/Hilfiger/Hawk

Visionaries. Entrepreneurs. Trailblazers. Just a few words to describe

the men and women featured in this series. CNBC pays tribute to

some of the country’s most dynamic and successful individuals who

represent inspiring examples of business leadership and integrity.

They are American business, and they watch CNBC.

Producer: Frank Piantini

Editors: Darren Kotler, Fritz Mott

Vice President, Marketing: Thomas Clendenin

Director of Photography: Bryan Brousseau

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL

ANNOUNCEMENT—EPISODIC

ABC / Boston Med / Quotes, Action, Supertease

Boston Med is an extraordinary eight-hour fly-on-the-wall documentary

that peers inside the walls of three of the nation’s most renowned

medical centers. The campaign sought to emphasize the high drama

of real life, with the humor that pops up in even the hottest situations

of everyday life. By using a movie-trailer like model of intercutting a

sampling of “wow” dramatic moments, the series was positioned as a

weekly tune-in event built around the extraordinary experiences of

real characters.

Executive Producer/Creative Director: Alan Ives

Senior Producer: Rene Hallal-Gonen

Art Director: Rodrigo Redondo

Producer: Scott Broock

Sound Designer/Editor: Leslie Mona-Mathus

CNBC / CNBC Original: Liquid Assets

Water is our most precious natural resource—the gold standard of

natural currency—and a natural fit for a CNBC documentary. This

stylish and informative spot highlights the beauty of the subject, as

well as focusing on the details of most interest to CNBC viewers—

such as the fact that water is the most undervalued and underappreciated

commodity the world has ever known.

Writer/Producer: William Imboden

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Editor: Cliff Van Dyke

Designer and Animator: Keith Kyak

Director, Creative Services: Frank Piantini

Vice President, Marketing: Thomas Clendenin

CNBC / CNBC Original: Trash Inc. /

Garbage Ballet

Trash Inc. focuses on the business of garbage—an extremely profitable,

$52 billion a year industry. This spot juxtaposes beautiful music

with images of acres and acres of rotten, stinking garbage. A frontend

loader with its bucket filled to overflowing cash drives home the

point—there’s money to be made in trash.

Writer/Producer: William Imboden

Editor: Cliff Van Dyke

Designer and Animators: Cleber Redondo, Jeremy Spain, Joe Stipo

Director, Creative Services: Frank Piantini

Vice President, Marketing: Thomas Clendenin

CNN / Toxic America: Hazmat

Toxic America is CNN’s year-long investigation into ongoing threats

to public health. The creative concept was a literal yet extreme approach

inspired by the series’ title. How would our lives look and

how would we go about living those lives in a toxic world? We’d wear

HAZMAT suits! The spot begins whimsically but soon takes on a

deep sense of dread.

Chief Marketing Officer: Scot Safon

Executive Creative Director: Drea Besch

Creative Director: Sean Houston

Senior Writer/Producer: John Dance

Art Director: Arnel Alinea

Videographer: Mark Hill

Editor: Stephen Taylor

Sound Designer: Tyler Davis

Designers: Jodie Hutchens, John Corembis, Rob Wright

CNBC / Predictions 2011

By December 2010—to hear everyone else tell it—the recession was

over, happy days were here again. The reality of the situation was

much grittier. There was forward movement, but there was plenty

of work ahead. CNBC set out to honestly acknowledge what many

people involved in the markets could expect, and steered this spot to

portray a different kind of feeling about the future--one of fear and

uncertainty.

Writer/Producer: William Imboden

Editor: Cliff Van Dyke

Designer and Animator: Jeremy Spain

Director, Creative Services: Frank Piantini

Director of Photography: Bryan Brousseau

Vice President, Marketing: Thomas Clendenin

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Larry King

BRIAN WILLIAMS

LARRY KING

OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

CBS / 60 Minutes / Facebook

Lesley Stahl sat down with Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, for

the first interview with him following the film The Social Network.

As it turned out, this would be just weeks before Zuckerberg would

be named ‘Man of the Year’ by Time Magazine, and just months before

Facebook became so crucial in bringing democracy to the Arab

world.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Correspondent: Lesley Stahl

Executive Story Editor: Victoria M. Gordon

Producer: Shachar Bar-On

Co-Producers: Richard Buddenhagen, Meghan Frank, Kathy Liu

CBS / 60 Minutes / Medal of Honor

Sal Giunta is the first living soldier to earn the Medal of Honor since

the Vietnam War. He and members of his unit sat down with 60 Minutes

to tell the definitive story of the night he saved one U.S. soldier,

rescued another from Taliban hands, defeated an enemy ambush, and

became an American hero.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producers: Max McClellan, Jeff Newton

Correspondent: Lara Logan

CNN / The Odd Couple

Gloria Borger’s segments on super lawyers Ted Olson and David

Boies—and their fight to overturn Proposition 8 in California—

merge the personal, political and legal stories to provide an inside

look at how and why these former rivals joined together to support

gay marriage.

Senior Producers: Melissa Dunst, Dave Herrod

Senior Political Analyst: Gloria Borger

Managing Editor: Kathy Slobogin

NBC / Dateline / Rescue on the High Seas

Matt Lauer’s interview of Capt. Richard Phillips was the first in-depth,

personal account Phillips ever gave of his harrowing ordeal as skipper

of the “Maersk Alabama”. The U.S.-flagged container ship was

captured by Somali pirates in April, 2009, and the high seas drama

continued for days until U.S. Navy SEAL commandos rescued Captain

Phillips with deadly-accurate sniper fire on Easter Sunday, 2009.

Executive Producer: David Corvo

Executive Editor: Elizabeth Cole

Producer: Tim Uehlinger

Editorial Producers: Sean Reiss, Matt Zimmerman

Anchor: Matt Lauer

Additional Producers: Paul Nichols, William Ray, Bruce Burger

CNBC / Investing in America: A CNBC Town

Hall Event with President Obama

Broadcast live from the Newseum in Washington, DC, Investing in

America: A CNBC Town Hall Event with President Obama captured

the national mood, helping to shape and drive the debate as the campaign

season reached fever pitch. Fielding questions from both a live

audience and host John Harwood, President Obama engaged in a

candid and wide-ranging discussion of the most pressing issues facing

the United States today.

SVP, Strategic Programming & Development: Susan Krakower

Host: John Harwood

Senior Executive Producer: Mary Duffy

Managing Editor: Nikhil Deogun

Creative Director: Dan Hoffman

Director, Strategic Programming & Development:

Jackie DeAngelis

Producers: Luke Bauer, Jason Farkas, Matt Levine

Editorial Producer: John Melloy

Director: Andy Barsh

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE

OF A NEWS STORY IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

CBS / 60 Minutes / A Relentless Enemy

Months before the December, 2010 National Intelligence Estimate described

the Afghan-Pakistan border as one of the most urgent threats

facing the US war effort inside Afghanistan, 60 Minutes traveled to

this remote frontier to give viewers a rare look at the increasingly brutal

fight taking place there.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producers: Max McClellan, Jeff Newton

Correspondent: Lara Logan

CBS / 60 Minutes / The Lost Children of Haiti

This story cast a spotlight on the half million children still living

on the streets, in crowded orphanages or in makeshift camps after

the earthquake—the untold thousands of kids separated from their

families, threatened by hunger, disease, sexual assault and a form of

slavery that is legal in Haiti.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producers: Solly Granatstein, Nicole Young

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

NBC / Dateline / A Father’s Mission

NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent, Richard Engel, provides an

in-depth report on the 2008 Battle of Wanat in eastern Afghanistan

and its lasting implications for the men who fought there, the families

of the soldiers who died, the Army as an institution, and how it

changed the way the war in Afghanistan is waged.


Executive Producer: David Corvo

Executive Editor: Elizabeth Cole

Senior Producer: Ellen Mason

Producer: Tom Keenan

Correspondent: Richard Engel

Additional Producer: Saverio Camporeale

NBC / Dateline / America Now:

Friends and Neighbors

Dateline spent nine months documenting Southeast Ohio families

living in poverty, focusing on Athens county because of its historical

relevance. This was where LBJ took his ‘war on poverty’ declaration

on the road; the place where he first announced his vision of the Great

Society. Nearly fifty years later, Athens County was still listed as one

of the poorest counties in the nation.

Executive Producer: David Corvo

Executive Editor: Elizabeth Cole

Producers: Justin Balding, Terrell Tangonan, Katie Yu

Anchor: Ann Curry

Additional Producers: Justin Cece, Sam Casalino, Robert O. Allen,

Andy Finkelstein

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CBS / CBS Evening News with Katie Couric /

Ethiopian Adoption Scams

Ethiopia has emerged as the latest hotspot for international adoptions.

CBS News focused on a single, well-regarded American agency,

Christian World Adoptions (CWA), to illustrate the broader problem.

CBS News found CWA representatives caught on tape coercing

parents and recruiting children from poor villages, an unethical and

illegal practice. Medical records and ages of children were falsified.

The Ethiopian government announced in March that it would now

require American adoptive parents to be present in federal court for

adoptions to be approved.

Executive Producer: Rick Kaplan

Senior Producer: Keith Summa

Anchor and Managing Editor: Katie Couric

Producer: Michael Rey

Correspondent: Armen Keteyian

CBS / CBS Evening News with Katie Couric /

Photocopiers Hidden Dangers

Did you know that most digital office copiers have hard drives in

them? Most Americans were unaware that the hard drives in many

models of copiers save every copy, fax, scan and email run through

the machines. And when a standard corporate lease is up on a copier,

all of those documents can literally roll out the back door of a company

or government agency and on to the massive US and International

secondary copier market. Domestic criminal groups and foreign intelligence

services are buying the machines for the documents they

may hold.

Executive Producer: Rick Kaplan

Senior Producer: Keith Summa

Anchor and Managing Editor: Katie Couric

Producer: Michael Rey

Correspondent: Armen Keteyian

ABC / ABC News Nightline / Brian Ross

Investigates: CIA Shoot-Down—10 Years Later

In April 2001, the CIA mistakenly ordered the shoot down of a plane

carrying U.S. missionaries over the Peruvian jungle, killing a mother

and her infant daughter and injuring three other Americans. Ten

years later, ABC’s correspondent Brian Ross exposed a major CIA

cover-up, revealing for the first time how the CIA misled the Bowers

family, the rest of the federal government and the public in an attempt

to hide the failures of the intelligence agency’s anti-drug program.

Chief Investigative Correspondent: Brian Ross

Producers: Matthew Cole, Avni Patel

Chief Investigative Producer: Rhonda Schwartz

Executive Producer, Nightline: James Goldston

Digital Managing Editor: Mark Schone

ABC / ABC World News with Diane Sawyer /

Cord Blood Investigation

ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser reported on the big business of private

umbilical cord blood banking, which can cost thousands of dollars for

parents but offers little more than the promise of future cures.

Executive Producers: Eric Avram, Jonathon Banner

Senior Producers: Tom Johnson, Michael Corn

Producers: Christine G. Romo, Susan Schwartz

Correspondent: Richard E. Besser

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING

COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY IN A

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BBC America / BBC World News America /

Haiti’s Earthquake

Matt Frei and Matthew Price delivered a series of telling reports on

the struggles facing those left without shelter, food or water following

the earthquake in Haiti. Uncovering bodies trapped beneath fallen

rubble or strewn across open streets, they travelled across the city,

gauging the effectiveness of international relief efforts and the mindset

of a demoralized and destitute people.

Executive Producer: Rome Hartman

Producers: Peter Murtaugh, Ian Sherwood,

Keith “Chuck” Tayman

Anchor: Matt Frei

Correspondent: Matthew Price

BBC America / BBC World News America /

Victims of the Flood: Pakistan in Need

Thousands of people died and millions more were displaced in August

2010 when Pakistan was hit with the worst natural disaster in its

history. Correspondent Orla Guerin traveled to the worst affected and

most remote areas in the immediate aftermath of the disaster and uncovered

swathes of communities cut off from the world, left without

food or clean water and appealing for help.

Executive Producers: Rome Hartman, Peter Rippon

Producers: Darren Conway, Kamil Dayan Khan,

Ali Faisal Zaidi, Nadeem Khan, Shad Khan, Mark Lobel, Jacky

Martens, Stuart Phillips, Bushra Taskeen

Correspondents: Lyse Doucet, Orla Guerin

CBS / CBS Evening News with Katie Couric /

Afghan Bomb Squad

When the 3rd Battalion of the First Marine Division launched an offensive

to take a Taliban stronghold called Safar Bazaar in Helmand

Province, the men of the EOD team went in with the first wave. The

Taliban had booby trapped the entire town with bombs and the work

of removing those explosives was extraordinarily dangerous.

Executive Producer: Rick Kaplan

Senior Producer: Chris Dinan

Producer: Randall Joyce

Anchor and Managing Editor: Katie Couric

Correspondent: Terry McCarthy

NBC / NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams /

Mexico: The War Next Door

As Mexico’s drug violence spiraled out of control in 2010 as never

before, NBC Nightly News made a broad commitment to investigate

and report on the problem on both sides of the border. The result was

Mexico: The War Next Door, a series of compelling original reports

that brought viewers to the front lines of the battle that claimed thousands

of lives last year. The coverage was led by correspondent Mark

Potter, whose reporting took him from Ciudad Juarez, now considered

the murder capital of the world, to a warehouse in Mexico City

where police destroy tens of thousands of confiscated weapons, most

of them made in the U.S., to a suburban neighborhood in Atlanta,

one of hundreds in the U.S. infiltrated by Mexico’s drug cartels. NBC’s

chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel also contributed with an

in-depth report on Mexico’s “lost generation.”

Executive Producer: Bob Epstein

Senior Producers: Mary Laurence Flynn, Albert Oetgen

Senior Investigative Producer: Robert Windrem

Producers: Erika Angulo, A.J. Goodwin, Al Henkel,

Kevin Monahan, Mary Murray, Donna Paine, Terry Pickard,

Doug Stoddart, Edgar Zuniga

Correspondents: Mark Potter, Richard Engel

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PBS / FRONTLINE / The Confessions

Why would four innocent men—current and former sailors in the

U.S. navy—confess to a brutal crime they didn’t commit? FRONT-

LINE investigates the conviction of these four men for the rape and

murder of a Norfolk, VA, woman in 1997. In the first television

interviews since their release, the “Norfolk Four” revealed some of

the high-pressure police interrogation techniques—the threat of the

death penalty, sleep deprivation, intimidation—that led each of the

men to confess, despite any evidence linking them to the crime.

Producer/Director: Ofra Bikel

Co-Producer: Ted Gesing

Executive Producer: David Fanning

Senior Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath

HBO / HBO Documentary Films /

Monica & David

Monica & David is the love story of two adults with Down syndrome,

and the family who strives to support their needs. Monica and David

want what other adults have—an independent life. But their parents,

afraid of mainstream rejection of adults with intellectual disabilities,

have trouble letting go.

Producer/Director: Alexandra Codina

Producer: Deborah Dickson

Senior Producer: Nancy Abraham

Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins

HBO / HBO Documentary Films / Reporter

Reporter profiles Nicholas Kristof, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning

columnist for the New York Times, who almost single-handedly

put the crisis in Darfur on the world map. In the summer of 2007,

Kristof traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to shine his

light into the darkest pockets of conflict and poverty.

Director: Eric D. Metzgar

Producers: Mikaela Beardsley, Steven Cantor

Supervising Producer: Jackie Glover

Co-Producer: Ann Derry

Executive Producers: Ben Affleck, Sheila Nevins

PBS / POV / Food Inc

Filmmaker Robert Kenner set out to make a film about how food

gets to our table, examining the process from different points of view.

Kenner tried to get representatives of the food industry to argue the

benefits of the industrial system of food production, but was stonewalled

by industry representatives. What he discovered was that a

handful of companies essentially control the food supply, exerting

tremendous power over what we eat, and how much—or how little—

we know about it.

Director/Producer: Robert Kenner

Executive Producers: William Pohlad, Jeff Skoll,

Robin Schorr, Diane Weyermann

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Producers: Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein

Co-Producers: Eric Schlosser, Richard Pearce, Melissa Robeldo

Director of Programming and Production, POV: Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

PBS / POV / Off and Running

Off and Running is the story of Avery Klein-Cloud: adopted African-

American teenager; daughter of two Jewish lesbian mothers; and

sister of two multiracial brothers, coming of age and searching for

her birth mother.

Director/Producer: Nicole Opper

Producer: Sharese Bullock-Bailey

Co-Producer: Jacob Akira Okada

Executive Producers: Macky Alston, Sandra Itkoff

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Executive Producer for ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer

Executive Producer for NBPC: Jacqui Jones

Director of Programming and Production, POV:

Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

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PBS / POV / Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy

Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal documents the journey of Donna

Sadowsky, a suburban mom, and her newly adopted daughter from

China. When filming began, Wang-Breal had no intention of becoming

a character in the film, but she found herself acting as a translator—a

bridge between Mrs. Sadowsky and eight-year-old Fang Sui

Yong. Both turned to Stephanie to translate their words as the tether

to bind them together in their first days as mother and daughter.

Director/Producer: Stephanie Wang-Breal

Consulting Producers: Judith Helfand, Jean Tsien

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Executive Producer for CAAM: Stephen Gong

Director of Programming and Production, POV: Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH

CNN / Toxic Towns, USA

Toxic Towns, USA, follows a once-rural Louisiana community’s struggle

to get help from surrounding chemical plants residents say is killing

them. Drawn from internal company documents, state records,

government databases, federal reports and more than 200 interviews,

Toxic Towns, USA, paints a shocking portrait of the toxic onslaught

faced by residents of Mossville, LA, and the government bureaucracies

unwilling or unable to help.

Researchers: David S. Martin, Saundra Young,

John Bonifield, Caleb Hellerman, Dr. Sanjay Gupta

National Geographic Channel / Explorer /

Can the Gulf Survive?

Broadcast in the immediate aftermath of the BP Macondo spill, Can

the Gulf Survive? is one of the most comprehensive works of television

journalism on the subject. The research for this project focused on

two fronts: the events during and in the wake of the disaster, and the

thought processes of the key decision makers at the time. Researchers

combed the web of inter-agency and corporate connections to get

access to the front lines; interviewed numerous top decision makers;

and tracked the latest developments to establish a clear narrative from

the often murky situation of the unfolding crisis.

Researchers: Todd Georgelas, Patrick Hare, Chesapeake Sacks,

Max Salomon

National Geographic Channel / Explorer /

Talibanistan

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is now the longest in the nation’s history,

and how it plays out will have huge ramifications on American

foreign policy for decades. Yet precious little has been reported in

recent years from an area that is perhaps the most crucial zone in

that war: the border area inside Pakistan known colloquially as ‘Talibanistan.’

The reason is simple: it’s one of the most dangerous places

in the world. The research it took to secure access to the region and to

ultimately contextualize what was seen by viewers amounted to years

of efforts on the ground in South Asia and in meetings and libraries

there and in other parts of the world.

Researchers: Tresha Mabile, Chesapeake Sacks, Randall Boyd

HBO / HBO Documentary Films / Woman Rebel

From 1996 to 2006, Nepal was ravaged by civil war, with Maoist rebels

fighting to overthrow a monarchy they felt catered only to the rich.

Women in search of equal rights and opportunities were 40% of that

force—demanding the right to an education, to own property, to seek

justice in domestic abuse cases, and to become equals in village government.

Woman Rebel chronicles the journey of one of these rebel

fighters from her life in the jungles to the halls of Parliament. Much

research was required to gain access to the rebels and to gain the trust

of an active rebel force while not compromising the film’s content.

Also challenging was contextualizing the Nepali conflict for an international

audience largely unfamiliar with the situation.

Research: Kiran Deo

PBS / POV / Presumed Guilty

Presumed Guilty exposes the corruption in the Mexican justice

system by documenting the dramatic retrial of Anthony Zúñiga, a

young man in jail for murder. It tells of one miscarriage of justice

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and the startling challenge to the system required to right this grievous

wrong. It is also a cautionary tale about what can happen when

police cross the line in the name of fighting crime, and when the presumption

of guilt, not innocence, is placed on the accused. The great

majority of the accused never see a judge or even an arrest warrant.

The conviction rate in Mexico City of those who do go to court is an

incredible 95% even though 92% of verdicts lack forensic evidence.

Presumed Guilty exposes how the road from arrest to prison has more

to do with bureaucratic needs than actual events or facts.

Research: Roberto Hernandez, Layda Negrete

OUTSTANDING WRITING

CBS / 60 Minutes /Anger in the Land

Following the closing of the Maytag factory in 2007, which had been

the largest employer in town, Newton, Iowa was plunged headfirst

into the recession. Three years later the town was still struggling, with

a new round of layoffs hitting another telecom giant, and this time

even the mayor lost his job. On the eve of the 2010 mid-term elections,

this report showed how many people in Newton didn’t care who

was elected. What mattered to them were new jobs, and providing a

future for their children.

Writers: Scott Pelley, Robert G. Anderson, Daniel Ruetenik,

Nicole Young

CBS / 60 Minutes /

The Secret Language of Elephants

The Secret Language of Elephants tells the story of acoustic biologist

Katy Payne, working in a clearing in the rainforest in the Central African

Republic described as an elephant Gran Central Station, where

researchers were trying to turn their findings into an elephant dictionary.

Also profiled is Andrea Turkalo, a remarkable woman who

had been living on her own, monitoring, studying and protecting Forest

Elephants for some 20 years.

Writers: Bob Simon, Harry A. Radliffe II

PBS / Bill Moyers Journal / Essays: Equal Opportunity

Hypocrites, Martin Luther King Jr. and the

Dream Deferred, Haiti: History and Hope

Almost every edition of Bill Moyers Journal included a written essay

on a topic of interest, usually relevant to the subjects covered on the

program. The essays were written by Moyers and Michael Winship,

with the aim of producing commentary with a point of view that was

informative, entertaining and different. Equal Opportunity Hypocrites

addressed money and politics, and specifically criticized both the

Democratic and Republican parties for courting corporate interests

and their lobbyists at expensive retreats. Martin Luther King Jr. and

the Dream Deferred used the anniversary of Dr. King’s death to reflect

on the later years of his life. Haiti: History and Hope told the true story

of Haiti’s centuries-old struggle against colonialism and dictatorship.

Writers: Bill Moyers, Michael Winship

National Geographic Channel / Great Migrations

Great Migrations is a seven-part global programming event taking

viewers on the arduous journeys millions of animals must undertake

to ensure the survival of their species. These powerful stories reveal

the trials and triumphs of migratory animals, revealing new scientific

insights with breathtaking high-definition clarity and emotional

impact. The beauty of every episode is underscored by a new focus

on these species’ fragile existence and their life-and-death quest for

survival in an ever-changing world. Veteran writer Eleanor Grant’s

script was praised by the Washington Post as “mercifully free of hyperbole

and ‘look-at-this’ ballyhoo…Great Migrations lets us be amazed,

rather than telling us to be.”

Writer: Eleanor Grant

CBS / Sunday Morning / Gift of a Lifetime

The death of Alice Winn, Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts,

from leukemia in 1999, at the age of 51, seemed pointless and

tragic. Her doctors said a bone marrow transplant could save her life.

The Winn family organized a highly-publicized bone marrow donor

drive, but none of the 2500 volunteers was a perfect match. Ten years

later, a baby named Adam Riker was diagnosed with a rare juvenile

form of leukemia, the only known cure, a bone marrow transplant.

The one and only perfect match from the 14 million potential donors

on registries around the world was Boston area lawyer, Gary Zalkin,

who had volunteered for Alice Winn a decade before.

Writer: Martha Teichner

Discovery Channel /

First Life With David Attenborough

From the fog-bound coastline of Newfoundland to the deserts of

North Africa and the rainforests of Queensland, First Life with

David Attenborough finds evidence in fossils and living animals of an

extraordinary period in Earth’s history, half a billion years ago, when

animals first appeared in the oceans. From the first eyes that saw, to

the first predators that killed and the first legs that walked on land,

these were creatures that evolved the traits and tools that allow all

animals, including us, to survive to this day. This is a story that can

only be told now because in the last few years, stunning fossil finds

at sites across the world have transformed our understanding of the

first life forms, and the latest technology allows us to recreate the first

animals and their environments with photorealistic computer generated

imagery (CGI).

Writers: David Attenborough, Martin Williams, Anthony Geffen

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NBC / NBC Nightly News, Weekend Edition /

Afghanistan: From the Front Lines to the

Home Front

In this series of three reports by NBC’s chief foreign correspondent

Richard Engel, the toll of war is poignantly illustrated through the

eyes of one American soldier in Afghanistan who spoke with unusual

candor about the trauma of battle. The series begins with Engel’s

account of an intense Taliban attack in which Sgt. Louis Loftus

manned a machine gun on a rooftop as several of his fellow soldiers

lay wounded beside him. The next day, Loftus described in gripping

detail how deeply he felt the loss of a friend who had recently been

killed in action. Months later, Engel went back to visit Loftus, now

discharged and at home in Ohio, where the effects of his acute posttraumatic

stress disorder were clear and heartbreaking.

Chief Foreign Correspondent: Richard Engel

Producers: Bredun Edwards, Ghazi Balkiz,

James Novogrod

Senior Producer: Madeleine Haeringer

Senior Broadcast Producer: Sam Singal

Executive Producer: Patrick Burkey

NBC / NBC Nightly News /

Desperate Days: The Floods of Pakistan

The flooding disaster that consumed much of Pakistan in August

2010 was historic in scope and remarkable in its impact in terms of

lives lost, people displaced and damage suffered in a country where

most people already lived on the margins. NBC News and NBC Nightly

News made a deep commitment to cover the story with original

reporting. Correspondent Stephanie Gosk reported from one end

of Pakistan to the other as monsoon rains and resulting floods consumed

more and more of the country. Ann Curry’s reporting was also

notable for highlighting the Pakistani government’s seemingly slow

response and included a question she put directly to President Asif

Ali Zardari: “Mr. President, are you the problem?”

Correspondents: Ann Curry, Stephanie Gosk

Producers: Truus Bos, Carol Grisanti, Amna Nawaz,

Michelle Neubert, Sohel Uddin, Kyle Eppler,

Fakhar Rehman, Mushtaq Yusufzai

Senior Producers: Mary Lawrence Flynn,

Madeleine Haeringer, Kevin Monahan

Senior Broadcast Producers: Aurelia Grayson, Sam Singal

Executive Producers: Bob Epstein , Patrick Burkey

NBC / NBC Nightly News / Earthquake in Haiti

These six stories, which aired in the first week after the earthquake

in Haiti, show the range of reporting NBC Nightly News brought its

viewers. They included the horrific and increasingly dire conditions

in Port-au-Prince and beyond; American efforts to help those most

in need; extraordinary stories of survival,and the effort by one determined

American family to bring home the little girl they were in the

process of adopting. The stories captured the heartbreak and hope

that were the essence of Haiti in the days after the earthquake.

Anchor and Managing Editor: Brian Williams

Executive Producers: Bob Epstein, Patrick Burkey

Senior Broadcast Producers: Aurelia Grayson, Sam Singal

Senior Producers: Mary Laurence Flynn, Subrata De, Madeleine

Haeringer


Correspondents: Ron Allen, Ann Curry, Lester Holt, Bill Neely,

Kerry Sanders

Producers: Laura Allenbaugh, Erika Angulo,

Molly Burckhardt, Justin Cece, Bob Croce, Clare Duffy, Dave Harman,

Mario Garcia, Hillary Guy, Sue Kroll, Joo Lee, Kevin Monahan,

Mary Murray, Max Paul, Dan Shepard, Barry Silverman, Yuka

Tachibana, Mary Beth Toole,

Kelly Venardos

NBC / NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams /

Mexico: The War Next Door

As Mexico’s drug violence spiraled out of control in 2010 as never

before, NBC Nightly News made a broad commitment to investigate

and report on the problem on both sides of the border. The result was

Mexico: The War Next Door, a series of compelling original reports

that brought viewers to the front lines of the battle that claimed thousands

of lives last year. The coverage was led by correspondent Mark

Potter, whose reporting took him from Ciudad Juarez, now considered

the murder capital of the world, to a warehouse in Mexico City

where police destroy tens of thousands of confiscated weapons, most

of them made in the U.S., to a suburban neighborhood in Atlanta,

one of hundreds in the U.S. infiltrated by Mexico’s drug cartels. NBC’s

chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel also contributed with an

in-depth report on Mexico’s “lost generation.”

Correspondents: Mark Potter, Richard Engel

Producers: Erika Angulo, A.J. Goodwin, Al Henkel,

Kevin Monahan, Mary Murray, Donna Paine, Terry Pickard,

Doug Stoddart, Edgar Zuniga

Senior Investigative Producer: Robert Windrem

Senior Producers: Mary Laurence Flynn, Albert Oetgen

Executive Producer: Bob Epstein

NBC / TODAY /

The World’s Most Dangerous City

While the United States has lost 5,500 troops and spent over a trillion

dollars fighting a war on terrorism, al-Qaeda has established a strong

and growing base in Somalia. In the spring of 2010, NBC’s Chief Foreign

Correspondent Richard Engel traveled to Mogadishu to show

how militants directly linked to al-Qaeda have taken over half of the

country and were closing in on the rest. Engel’s story on TODAY is an

in-depth look at Somalia and why America should pay attention to

this under-covered nation. The stories he brought back sounded an

alarm for a rarely seen conflict, one which US intelligence agencies

believe has as much potential—or perhaps even more—to export terrorism

to the United States as the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Executive Producer: Jim Bell

Correspondent: Richard Engel

Senior Producer: Madeleine Haeringer, Noah Kotch

Senior Broadcast Producer: Don Nash

Producer: Charlene Gubash, Mohammed Muslemany

BEST REPORT IN A NEWS MAGAZINE

CBS / 60 Minutes / 21st Century Snake Oil

Hundreds of illegal and unregulated clinics have popped up around

the world to take advantage of the still unfulfilled promise of a stem

cell panacea. In these clinics, the vulnerable and the chronically sick

are persuaded to part with tens of thousands of dollars in the false

hope that crude stem cell injections into the spine, brain or heart, will

‘treat’, ‘reverse’, ‘fix’, or ‘cure’ their devastating illness.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Senior Producer: Michael Radutzky

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Producers: David Gelber, Sam Hornblower

Co-Producer: Robert Shattuck

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

CBS / 60 Minutes / Endless Memory

Endless Memory was the first comprehensive report in any media of a

remarkable scientific and human discovery—a handful of otherwisenormal

people with the stunning ability to remember virtually every

day of their lives. Throw out any date they lived, and they can instantly

tell you the day of the week and what they were doing, in the same

kind of detail most of us can dredge up (barely) about yesterday. It’s a

discovery that has challenged fundamental scientific and philosophic

assumptions—that there is value in forgetting, and limits to the human

capacity to remember.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Correspondent: Lesley Stahl

Producer: Shari Finkelstein

Co-Producers: Jennie Held, Matthew Lev

CBS / 60 Minutes / The All American Canal

Just north of the U.S.-Mexico border is a paupers’ graveyard that’s

hard to imagine in America. Hundreds of bricks inscribed ‘John Doe’

mark the final resting places of illegal immigrants who drowned in

search of better lives, crossing a de facto border moat named the All

American Canal.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

Producer: Shawn Efran

Co-Producers: Catherine Herrick, Terry Manning

CBS / 60 Minutes / The Blowout

60 Minutes interviewed Michael Williams, the chief electronics technician

aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which exploded on

April 20, 2010, resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in US history.

Williams revealed, among other things, that the crew had “blown

out” the bottom of the well a few weeks earlier; that the rig’s “blowout

preventer” had been damaged in an incident a month before the accident;

and that one of the two “communication pods” on the blowout

preventer was not functioning. 60 Minutes devoted considerable time

and effort to confirming Williams’ story, and the report was mentioned

repeatedly in speeches in Congress.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Executive Editor: Bill Owens

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

Senior Producer: Michael Radutzky

Producers: Solly Granatstein, Graham Messick

Co-Producers: Richard Buddenhagen, Daniel J. Glucksman,

Michael Karzis, Rachael Kun, Matthew Lev, Andy Soto,

Nicole Young

CBS / 60 Minutes / The Lost Children of Haiti

This story cast a spotlight on the half million Haitian children still living

on the streets, in crowded orphanages or in makeshift camps after

the earthquake—the untold thousands of kids separated from their

families, threatened by hunger, disease, sexual assault and a form of

slavery that is legal in Haiti.

Executive Producer: Jeff Fager

Producers: Solly Granatstein, Nicole Young

Correspondent: Scott Pelley

BEST DOCUMENTARY

A&E / Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Nicknamed ‘The Sheriff of Wall Street’ when he was New York’s Attorney

General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest

financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the

country. After his election as Governor many believed Spitzer was on

his way to becoming the nation’s first Jewish President. Then, shockingly,

Spitzer’s meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the

New York Times revealed that Spitzer had been caught seeing prostitutes.

Executive Producers: Robert DeBitetto, Mason Speed Sexton,

Robert Sharenow, Molly Thompson

Producers: Alex Gibney, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider, Maiken Baird,

Co-Producers: Sam Black, Peter Elkind

HBO / HBO Documentary Films / A Small Act

Chris Mburu was the top student in his district in Kenya, but without

money for school fees he had little hope of a future—until a stranger,

Hilde Back, sponsored his early education. Unknowingly, her tiny

contribution to a scholarship fund paved the way for Mburu to go

all the way to Harvard Law School. Today he is a Human Rights officer

for the United Nations, traveling the world to fight discrimination

and document genocide. A Small Act follows Mburu’s efforts to

honor the woman who changed his life, give back to his community

and continue the cycle of sponsorship.

Producer/Director: Jennifer Arnold

Producers: Patti Lee, Jeffrey Soros

Executive Producers: Joan Huang, Sheila Nevins

Senior Producer: Lisa Heller

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PBS / POV / Food Inc

Filmmaker Robert Kenner set out to make a film about how food

gets to our table, examining the process from different points of view.

Kenner tried to get representatives of the food industry to argue the

benefits of the industrial system of food production, but was stonewalled

by industry representatives. What he discovered was that a

handful of companies essentially control the food supply, exerting

tremendous power over what we eat, and how much—or how little—

we know about it.

Director/Producer: Robert Kenner

Executive Producers: William Pohlad, Jeff Skoll, Robin Schorr,

Diane Weyermann

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Producers: Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein

Co-Producers: Eric Schlosser, Richard Pearce, Melissa Robeldo

Director of Programming and Production, POV: Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

PBS / POV / Presumed Guilty

Presumed Guilty exposes the corruption in the Mexican justice

system by documenting the dramatic retrial of Anthony Zúñiga, a

young man in jail for murder. It tells of one miscarriage of justice and

the startling challenge to the system required to right this grievous

wrong. It is also a cautionary tale about what can happen when police

cross the line in the name of fighting crime, and when the presumption

of guilt, not innocence, is placed on the accused. The conviction

rate in Mexico City of those who do go to court is an incredible 95%

even though 92% of verdicts lack forensic evidence. Presumed Guilty

exposes how the road from arrest to prison has more to do with bureaucratic

needs than actual events or facts.

Directors: Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith

Producers: Layda Negrete, Roberto Hernández, Martha Sosa,

Yissel Ibarra

Executive Producers: Ernesto Canales Santos, Ana Laura Magaloni,

Harley Shaiken, Luciana Kaplan, Layda Sansores San Román

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Executive Producer for LPB: Patricia Boero

Director of Programming and Production, POV: Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

PBS / POV / The Oath

In The Oath, filmmaker Laura Poitras took great personal risks to

gain access to and the trust of Nasser al-Bahri, a man intimately connected

to Osama bin Laden in the years leading to 9/11. The question

of whether Nasser al-Bahri is a dormant but dangerous criminal; a

remorseful man seeking absolution; or someone quite different, and

perhaps unknowable, is left for the viewer to ponder.

Director/Producer: Laura Poitras

Co-Producers: Nasser Arrabyee, Aliza Kaplan, Jonathan Oppenheim

Coordinating Producer: Katy Scoggin

Executive Producer: David Menschel

Executive Producer for POV: Simon Kilmurry

Co-Executive Producer for POV: Cynthia Lopez

Executive Producer for ITVS: Sall Jo Fifer

Director of Programming and Production, POV: Chris White

Series Producer, POV: Yance Ford

Coordinating Producer, POV: Andrew Catauro

National Geographic Channel /

Restrepo: Afghan Outpost

Journalist/author Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington

spent more than a year following U.S. troops stationed in

a remote outpost in Afghanistan, the location named in honor of a

medic, PFC Juan Restrepo, who was killed in action. The Korengal

Valley was considered to be a crucial relay point for Taliban fighters

moving from Pakistan toward Kabul, and several top Al Qaeda

leaders were thought to have used it as a base of operations. A heavy

combat zone, the fighting there was on foot and deadly, as American

control moved hilltop by hilltop, ridge by ridge, a hundred yards at

a time. This film’s focus on the soldiers themselves and their activities

broke new ground in war coverage, and made this National Geographic

documentary an unusually immersive and insightful look at

the face of war in the 21st Century.

Director/Producers: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger

Executive Producers: John Battsek, Nick Quested

Senior Vice President, Production: Michael Cascio

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PRESENTERS

SANJAY GUPTA

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the Emmy®-award winning chief medical

correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays

an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for

American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN documentaries, and

anchors the weekend medical affairs program Sanjay Gupta, MD. Gupta

also contributes to CNN.com and CNNHealth.com. His

medical training and public health policy experience

distinguish his reporting on a range of medical and

scientific topics including brain injury, disaster recovery,

health care reform, fitness, military medicine, HIV/

AIDS, and other areas. In 2011, Gupta has reported from earthquake-

and tsunami-ravaged Japan. In 2010, Gupta reported on the devastating

earthquake in Haiti and unprecedented flooding in Pakistan. Gupta

reported from New York following the attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11,

2001, and in 2003, he embedded with the U.S. Navy’s “Devil Docs”

medical unit, reporting from Iraq and Kuwait as the unit traveled to

Baghdad. In addition to his work for CNN, Gupta is a member of

the staff and faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine. He

is associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and

performs surgery at Emory University and Grady hospitals.

GWEN IFILL

Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week

and senior correspondent for The PBS NewsHour. The best-selling

author of “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,”

(Doubleday, 2009), she also moderated the Vice Presidential debates

during the Presidential elections in 2004 and 2008. Gwen has covered six

Presidential campaigns, and during the 2008 campaign season, won the

George Foster Peabody Award after bringing Washington Week to live

audiences around the country as part of a 10-city tour. Now in its 40th

year, Washington Week is the longest-running primetime

news and public affairs program on television.

Gwen joined both Washington Week and The NewsHour

in 1999, interviewing newsmakers and reporting on

issues ranging from foreign affairs to politics. Before

coming to PBS, she was chief congressional and political correspondent

for NBC News, White House correspondent for The New York Times,

and a local and national political reporter for The Washington Post.

Ifill has received more than a dozen honorary doctorates. She has

also been honored for her work by the Radio and Television News

Directors Association, Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center, The National

Association of Black Journalists, Boston’s Ford Hall Forum, and was

included in Ebony Magazine’s list of 150 Most Influential African

Americans.

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SHEILA NEVINS

Sheila Nevins is president, HBO Documentary Films, for Home Box

Office, responsible for overseeing the development and production of

all documentaries for HBO, HBO2 and Cinemax. As

an executive producer or producer, she has received 23

Primetime Emmy® Awards, 26 News and Documentary

Emmys® and 35 George Foster Peabody Awards. During

her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries

have gone on to win 22 Academy Awards®. Nevins has been honored

with several prestigious career achievement awards including, most

recently, the 2009 Governors Award from the Academy of Television

Arts & Sciences and was made an NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Honoree. She is also the recipient of a 2008 Gotham Awards Tribute; a

2005 Emmy® Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the

art of the documentary; and a Personal Peabody in 1999 in recognition

of her work and ongoing commitment to excellence. She has supervised

the production of more than 1,000 documentary programs for HBO,

and won the first George Foster Peabody Award ever presented to a

cable program.

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL

Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of The Last Word with Lawrence

O’Donnell on MSNBC. O’Donnell brings his extraordinary background

in politics, entertainment and news to the nightly program, providing the

last word on the important issues and most compelling stories of the day.

O’Donnell was an MSNBC political analyst since the

network’s launch in 1996 and had previously appeared

as a frequent guest host on MSNBC’s primetime

programs. O’Donnell was an Emmy Award-winning

executive producer and writer for the NBC series The

West Wing and creator and executive producer of the NBC series,

Mister Sterling. From 1989 through 1992, O’Donnell served as Senior

Advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. A writer prior to entering

politics and government, O’Donnell published the book “Deadly Force”

(1983), which was adapted as a CBS movie in 1986. He was a political

columnist for New York magazine and has written essays and articles for

several publications including The New York Times, Washington Post,

Los Angeles Times, People, Spy and Boston Magazine.

BRUCE PAISNER

Bruce L. Paisner recently retired as a Vice President of Hearst

Corporation. He now serves as Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer

of Hearst. Until his retirement, Paisner spearheaded the operations of

Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, the operating group responsible

for Hearst’s interests in cable television networks,

television production and distribution, newspaper

syndication and merchandise licensing. For over 20

years, he served on the Boards of Directors of Lifetime

Television, A&E Network and History Channel. During

his tenure, he also supervised the launch of Cosmopolitan Television

Channels in Spain, Latin America and Canada and continues to serve on

those boards. Paisner began his media career in 1964 as a correspondent


for Life magazine in New York and Washington, D.C. After attending

law school, he rejoined Time Inc. in 1968. He served as assistant to

the Chairman of the Board and, in 1970, became General Manager of

Time-Life Video. From 1973 to 1980, Paisner was President and Chief

Executive Officer of Time-Life Films, Inc. and a Vice President of Time

Incorporated. A leading spokesperson and advocate for television

industry issues around the world, Paisner is President & CEO of The

International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the largest

organization of broadcasters in the world, which recognizes excellence

in international television programming with The International Emmy®

Award.

SCOTT PELLEY

Scott Pelley, one the most experienced reporters in broadcast journalism,

was named anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News in

May 2011. Pelley is also a correspondent for the CBS News magazine 60

Minutes. Pelley’s CBS career started in New York in 1989. Since then he

has covered breaking national news stories, politics and war. From 1997

to 1999 he served as the network’s chief White House

correspondent. In 2001, Pelley reported from the scene

of the collapsing World Trade Center towers. In the

years following, he reported extensively from the wars

in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pelley came to 60 Minutes in

2004. Since that time, half of all the major awards won by that broadcast

have been won by Pelley’s team of producers, reporters, photographers

and editors. All told, Pelley and his team have received an Alfred I.

duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, two George Foster Peabody awards, 15

national Emmy awards, five Edward R. Murrow awards, a George Polk

and a Loeb award, as well as honors from the Society of Professional

Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Writers Guild

of America. Twenty-one of those awards have been earned for his work

over the past five years on 60 Minutes.

BRIAN ROSS

As ABC News’ chief investigative correspondent, Brian Ross reports

extensively for World News with Diane Sawyer, Nightline, Good Morning

America and 20/20, as well as for ABC News Radio and “The Blotter” on

ABCNEWS.com. Ross’s investigative reports have exposed corruption at

all levels of government, led to changes in domestic laws and prompted

reforms abroad. Ross and his team most recently made headlines and won

an Edward R. Murrow award for their groundbreaking

reports on auto company CEOs who flew in private

jets to ask for public money in Washington. When the

Bernard Madoff scandal broke in December 2008, Ross

was at the forefront of the investigation into this multibillion

dollar Ponzi scheme, breaking news on Madoff, his family and

associates, and how the scam was perpetrated over so many years. Ross’

extensive reporting on the subject led to his first book, “The Madoff

Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth,” a New York

Times best seller published in fall 2009.

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BILL SMALL

William J Small was chairman of the News & Documentary Emmy

Awards at the National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences from 2001

to September 2010. He has spent most of his professional life in

broadcasting. After serving as news director of stations

in Chicago and Louisville, he was named Washington

bureau chief for CBS News in 1962. In 1974 he became

senior vice president of CBS News, based in New York.

In 1979 Mr. Small was named president of NBC News,

and in 1982 became president of UPI, the nation’s second largest news

agency. He is the author of two award winning books and has served

as national president of the Radio-TV News Directors Association

and the Society of Professional Journalists. Mr. Small is a graduate of

the University of Chicago and has received honorary doctorates from

Muhlenberg College and Fordham University.

MALACHY WIENGES

Malachy Wienges is chairman of the National Academy of Television

Arts & Sciences. Wienges’ career spans 31 years at the CBS Television

Network, with positions ranging from management trainee to vice

president of sales/marketing and technical systems. He has produced

The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parades, and is credited with originating the

concept of remote production for daytime dramas (soap operas) when

he took “The Guiding Light” to the Bahamas in 1976. Since then, he has

produced more than 155 television and film productions

worldwide. Wienges received a National Emmy in 1992

for the NFL on CBS, and he was awarded a second

National Emmy for technical achievement for the 1994

Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Wienges is

president of Sedona Broadcasting, serving as a television consultant to

worldwide television and media companies. He is also an Arizona State

Film Commissioner, having been appointed to this position by then-

Governor Janet Napolitano in 2006.

BRIAN WILLIAMS

Brian Williams is only the seventh anchor and managing editor in the

history of NBC Nightly News. In his first five years on the job, he became

the most highly decorated network evening news anchor of the modern

era. He has received eleven Edward R. Murrow Awards, twelve Emmy

Awards, the duPont-Columbia University Award, the Walter Cronkite

Award for Excellence in Journalism and the industry’s highest honor,

the George Foster Peabody Award. Many were awarded for his work in

New Orleans while covering Hurricane Katrina and its

aftermath. Williams is a former NBC News chief White

House correspondent, and former anchor and managing

editor of The News With Brian Williams on MSNBC and

CNBC. He has traveled the world extensively, including

two years covering the President on board Air Force One. He has

covered numerous nominating conventions and presidential campaigns

and elections, and has moderated seven presidential debates. He was

the first NBC News correspondent to reach Baghdad during the 2003

Iraq war, and was part of a U.S. Army helicopter mission that was forced

down by enemy fire south of Najaf. Nonetheless he has returned to Iraq

several times in addition to recent travels to Afghanistan and Iran.

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MALACHY WIENGES BARBARA WILLIAMS PERRY

Chairman of the Board 1st Vice Chairman

ALISON GIBSON NORMAN FELSENTHAL TERRY D. PETERSON

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38 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF

TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES

A Non-profit Association Dedicated to the Advancement of Television

National Awards Chairpersons

GENEVA BRIGNOLO, DIANE BEVINS

Administration

JULIE LUCAS

Audit and Corporate Governance

ROBERT BEHRENS

Development

JULIE DAVIS

Education

ALISON GIBSON

Finance

DANIEL C. BARR, HENRY BASKIN, DAVID M. EPHRAIM

Legal

TIM EGAN

Marketing

JOHN HAMMOND

Membership

LINDA GIANNECCHINI, CHUCK DAGES

National Awards

CYNTHIA ZEIDEN

Program

ROGER LYONS

Public Relations

JOHN ODELL

Rules

DR. NORMAN FELSENTHAL

Scholarship

SHELLY PALMER, HAL PROTTER

Technology

JOHN V. PAVLIK, FREDERICK JACOBI

Television Quarterly


congratulates

all of the nominees

and joins the

Academy in

honoring this

year’s Lifetime

Achievement

Award recipient

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