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PBS Dominates News and Doc Emmys

By Tom White

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
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 /
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
Forgotten Genius
Lighting Director and Scenic Designers: Gary Henoch, Katha Seidman