September 23, 2008

PBS Dominates News and Doc Emmys

PBS captured
eight News and Documentary Emmy Awards
at the ceremony in NMew
York City,
with its America at a Crossroads
project earning two, both for Operation
Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
. Among other winners included
P.O.V.'s Made in L.A., produced and directed by Robert Bahar and Almudena
Carracedo, who have been tirelessly criss-crossing the globe with their film,
long after its Labor Day 2007 airing. For a complete list of all the nominees,
click here.
Here's
a sampling of some of the News and Documentary nominees:

Outstanding Continuing
Coverage of a News Story--Long Form

P.O.V. / PBS
Made in L.A.
Executive Producers:
Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry, Cara Mertes
Producer/Director: Almudena
Carracedo
Producer: Robert Bahar

Outstanding Investigative
Journalism--Long Form

Cinemax Reel Life / Cinemax
Have You Seen Andy?
Executive Producer:
Sheila Nevins
Supervising
Producer: Nancy Abraham
Producer/Director:
Melanie Perkins

Outstanding Informational Programming--Long Form
America at
a Crossroads
/ PBS
Operation Homecoming: Writing the
Wartime Experience

Director/Producer:
Richard Robbins
Executive Producers:
Jeff Bieber, Dalton Delan, Tom Yellin

Outstanding Historical
Programming--Long Form

A Distant Shore: African Americans of D‑Day / History Channel
Executive Producers:
Douglas Cohen, Dolores Gavin, Louis Tarantino

Producer: Samuel Dolan

Outstanding Arts and
Culture Programming

FRONTLINE / PBS
The Undertaking
Executive Producers:
David Fanning, Michael Sullivan
Producers/Directors:
Miri Navasky, Karen O'Conner

Outstanding Science,
Technology and Nature
Programming
The Mysterious Human Heart / PBS
Executive Producer/Producer/Director:
David Grubin
Executive Producer,
Thirteen /WNET New York: Jared
Lipworth
Executive Producers, WETA: Dalton Delan, Jeff Bieber
Producers: Tania Castellanos, Thomas Jennings, David
Murdock
Co-Producer: Mica McCarthy

Best Documentary
Independent Lens / PBS
Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life
Producer/Director:
Robert Levi
Producers: Joshua
Blum, George Seminara
Executive Producer:
Sally Jo Fifer

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming:
Documentaries

Uprooted /
mercurynews.com

Executive Producers: Richard Hernandez, Geri Migielicz
Producer: Dai Sugano
Reporter: Julie Patel

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft:
Writing

National Geographic
Special
/ National Geographic Channel
Incredible Human Machine

Writer: Chad Cohen

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research

American Experience
/ PBS
The Living Weapon

Researchers: Rich Remsberg, John Rubin

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography--Nature
Documentaries/Dramatic Recreations

Nature Tech: The Magic
of Motion
/ Smithsonian Channel
Cinematographers: Tony Allen, Rudolph Erlach, Stefan Fischer,
John Hadfield, Manfred Walzl

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography--News
Coverage/ Documentaries

Dan Rather Reports
/ HDNet
Cinematographer: Sean Fairburn

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing

Breaking Point /
Discovery Channel
Editors: Guy Federico, Bob Fahringer
How the Earth Was Made
/ History Channel
Editor: Huw Jenkins
Incredible Human
Machine
/ National Geographic
Editor: Arthur Binkowski

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic
Design & Artistic Direction

Inside the Living Body /
National Geographic
Art Director:
David Barlow
Computer Animator: Steven Gomez

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music
and Sound

America at a Crossroads / PBS
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime
Experience

Sound Editor: Glen Frazier
Re‑recording Mixer: Terrance Dwyer
Foley Artist:
Monique Reymond
Sound Effects Editors: Sam Londé, Matthew Slivinski
Dialog Editors: David Ball, Vince Tennant

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft:
Lighting Direction and Scenic Design

NOVA / PBS
Forgotten
Genius

Lighting Director and Scenic Designers:
Gary Henoch, Katha Seidman