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Anthony Bourdain and VICE Each Take Home Outstanding Informational Series Emmy

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In a rare occurrence, there were two winners for Outstanding Informational Series at last night’s Creative Arts Emmy awards.

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was honored for the second straight year. And this year, VICE on HBO was also presented the award. HBO took home the most awards with 15. NBC was next with 10, including for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting direction for the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony. “The Colbert Report” team took home Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. And ABC’s “Shark Tank,” which gets a second run on CNBC, won Outstanding Structured Reality Program.

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TV News Report Wins Newspaper Guild Award

ABCNewslogoFor the first time ever, a TV news report has been awarded the prestigious Heywood Broun Award, given by the Newspaper Guild.

The ABC News investigative team, along with their partners at Center for Public Integrity are being honored for their report on black lung disease. In March, ABC and CPI  were awarded the 2014 Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting for the series called Breathless and Burdened.

Previous honorees of the the Heywood Broun Award, which dates to 1941, include Woodward and Bernstein for their 1972 Washington Post reports on the Watergate scandal and the Philadelphia Inquirer for its Donald Barlett and James Steele series on the lost American Dream.

The year-long joint investigation examined how doctors and lawyers, working at the behest of the coal industry, helped defeat benefit claims of coal miners who were sick and dying of black lung disease. The ABC/CPI team explored thousands of previously classified legal filings and went undercover with miners to see first-hand how doctors hired by coal companies conducted their exams.

TV Newsers Land on DC’s Most Beautiful List

50 most beautifulFishbowlDC reports on The Hill’s annual “50 Most Beautiful” people on Capitol Hill list. And this year’s list includes some faces from TV news.

Those making the cut include Fox News’ Bret Baier, CNN’s S.E. Cupp, CBS News’ Nancy Cordes, NBC News’ Kristen Welker, and Al Jazeera America associate producer Simone Perez.

Read the full list of DC’s fresh faces here.

PBS Leads News and Documentary Emmy Nominees

EmmyAwardPBS leads the way with 43 News and Documentary Emmy nominations. CBS News follows close behind with 42. Announced earlier today, the 35th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented Tuesday, September 30 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center. ABC News picks up 19 nominations, HBO grabs 15, NBC has 13 and CNN is up for 9 awards.

Awards will be presented in 43 categories, including the first-ever categories for news & documentary programming in Spanish. Univision leads with 5 nominations. Telemundo, CNN en Español and Discovery en Español are also nominated.

William J. Small, CBS News Washington Bureau chief from 1962-1974, and later president of NBC News, will receive the Lifetime Achievement award.

NBC Olympics Nominated for Four Primetime Emmys

LauerVieiraSochiAmong the Emmy nominations announced yesterday, NBC Sports is up for four Creative Arts Emmy nominations for the 2014 Sochi Opening Ceremony. The ceremony, hosted by Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and the New Yorker‘s David Remnick, earned nominations for Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety Special, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special and Outstanding Technical Direction/Camerawork/Video Control for a Miniseries.

“No single event captures the world’s attention and imagination like an Olympics Opening Ceremony,” said Jim Bell, executive producer of NBC Olympics., who was EP of the Opening Cereomony coverage. “These nominations are a welcome recognition of a job well done by many people at NBC Olympics, and also by our wonderful partners.”

Lauer and Vieira, you’ll recall, also worked overtime during the Sochi games filling in for several days for the ailing Bob Costas during NBC’s primetime telecast. The winners of the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be announced Saturday, August 16.

Bourdain, ‘Sixties,’ Net Emmy Noms for CNN

BourdainEmmyThe Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning. Some of the usual suspects have been given nods, including Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Claire Danes for Homeland, Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep. Full list here.

CNN was the only news network to make the cut, picking up several nominations for informational and documentary series.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” is nominated for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, and 5 other awards. “The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy” is up for two awards, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

“We are extremely proud of the superb storytelling, highest-level production and singular voices of CNN’s Original Series,” says CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. “They’ve clearly connected with viewers and critics alike and we are honored that the Television Academy has recognized their work.”

The 66th Primetime Emmys will air Monday, August 25 on NBC, moving from the usual Sunday airing to accommodate Sunday Night Football.

CNN Original Series’ nominations include:

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Ann Curry Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from LA Press Club

NBC-annCurryNBC News anchor Ann Curry received The Joseph M. Quinn Award For Lifetime Achievement in Journalistic Excellence last night from the LA Press Club. Curry was honored along with Michael Bloomberg and Mathew Winkler of Bloomberg News, both of whom accepted the President’s Award for Impact on Media, and Maria Shriver who received the Public Service Award.

Curry worked as a reporter at KCBS in Los Angeles from 1984-1990. In her acceptance speech Curry talked about keeping TV news “pure.”

This new generation wants to laugh at hysterical YouTube videos, who doesn’t? But they also want journalism to be relevant, fathomless, and fearless and most of all, pure. Free from influences and motivations about things like where the money is coming from. So, while a lot is changing some things will remain, including that our credibility will be only as strong as the wall between the reporters and advertising.

‘Good Morning America’ Wins Outstanding Morning Program at Daytime Emmys

Emmys“Good Morning America” took home top morning show honors at last night’s 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills.

The ABC morning show won outstanding morning program, beating NBC’s “Today,” “CBS This Morning,” and “CBS Sunday Morning.” ABC correspondent Nick Watt accepted on “GMA’s” behalf.

And as her now former syndicated talk show recently wrapped production, Katie Couric tied for best talk show host with Dr. Mehmet Oz. “The Ellen Degeneres Show” won for outstanding entertainment talk show, beating out “The View” in Barbara Walters‘ final season as co-host.

Kathy Griffin hosted the awards show, which was not televised on TV this year, but was streamed on the Daytime Emmy Awards website. The Hollywood Reporter has the full list of winners.

Journalism Awards for Gwen Ifill, Louisa Reynolds

  • PBS Newshour co-anchor Gwen Ifill will receive the 2013 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism Monday at the Newseum. The award will be presented during the 2014 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference which brings together 51 high school students from around the country for discussions with leading government, legal and journalism figures.

  • The International Women’s Media Foundation has selected Louisa Reynolds, an independent journalist based in Guatemala City, as the 2014-15 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow. Reynolds is the tenth recipient of the annual fellowship, which gives a woman journalist the opportunity to develop expertise while focusing on human rights journalism and social justice issues.

David Bloom’s Daughter Following in Late Father’s Footsteps

Bloom DaughtersAt the Congressional Radio and TV Correspondents dinner last night, David Bloom‘s three daughters presented the annual award memorializing their father, the late NBC News anchor who died while covering the Iraq War in 2003.

And while he’s been gone for over a decade, one of David’s daughters is carrying on her father’s journalism legacy in her own way.

CNN reporter Lisa Desjardins introduced Bloom’s daughters, announcing that one of his twins, Nicole (pictured in the middle of the three), is following in dad’s footsteps: she’s co-anchoring her college’s morning news show while double majoring in performing arts and journalism. Her twin sister, Christine, is an economics double major at her school. The youngest Bloom, Ava, is about to enter high school.

Bloom’s daughters presented the award named for him to UK Channel 4′s Olly Lambert for his reporting inside Syria. FishbowlDC reports on the other winners, which include ABC News.

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