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Letterman Extortionist Nominated for News & Doc Emmy

halderman_emmy_7-15.jpgThe National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations this morning for the 31st News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and, yes, David Letterman extortionist Joe Halderman was among them.

Halderman is nominated as a Producer for the CBS “48 Hours Mystery” story “American Girl, Italian Nightmare,” which is up for the Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine category Emmy.

Emmy-nominated Producer Joe Halderman is currently serving a 6-month jail sentence.

PBS had the most overall nominations with 37, followed by CBS with 31. Among the other news networks, NBC received 17, ABC got 9, CNN 6, CNBC 4, BBC America 2, and MSNBC 1.

ABC and NBC both received two nominations for breaking news coverage. ABC’s were for the Fort Hood and Pittsburgh Gym shootings while NBC’s were for the Miracle on the Hudson and the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407. All three major network newscasts were nominated for their Afghanistan coverage as was “Dan Rather Reports” on HDNet.

“60 Minutes” had the most nominations for any program, 16, including for Steve Kroft‘s “Birdmen” piece and “The Cost of Dying,” which recently won a Peabody award. “48 Hours Mystery” received three nominations.

Check out the full release and list of nominations from the Academy after the jump.

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