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Broadcasters Lead the Way at News and Documentary Emmy Awards

Last night the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out this year’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The broadcast networks, led by CBS, NBC, PBS and ABC, led the way with a combined 20 wins. The only cable news channel to take home an award was CNBC for its “Inside the Mind of Google” special.

CBS led the pack with seven wins, four for newsmagazine “60 Minutes” and three for the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.”

NBC News took home six Emmys, two for the “Inside the Obama White House” special, two for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” one for “Dateline” and one for “Today.”

PBS took home five awards, two for “Frontline,” two for “Bill Moyers Journal,” one for Frontline/World and one for P.O.V.

ABC News took home two Emmys, one for its coverage of President Obama’s inauguration, and the other for Diane Sawyer‘s 20/20 special on “Children of the Mountains.”

One person who did not win: Former CBS News “48 Hours Mystery” producer Joe Halderman, who attempted to extort late night talk show host David Letterman. Halderman was nominated for a story he worked on related to the Amanda Knox trial. In fact, someone in attendance at the awards ceremony tells TVNewser that Halderman’s name was absent from the official program, even though he was the lead producer on the hour that was nominated.

The full list of winners is after the jump.

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Gwen Ifill Accepts First Amendment Award

ifill_6-15.jpgPBS “Washington Week” moderator and “NewsHour” correspondent Gwen Ifill was honored Monday by Quinnipiac University with the 17th Fred Friendly First Amendment Award at a luncheon in New York.

Former recipients of the award include Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl, Bill Moyers, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, Jim Lehrer, Don Hewitt, Peter Jennings, Mike Wallace, and Tim Russert.

“I scanned the list of previous recipients and my insecure side kicked in,” reflected Ifill in her remarks. “Such company. Here I was a black girl from Queens walking among giants. And then I thought, if George Clooney could play Fred Friendly in the movies, then why couldn’t I get this award?”

CBS’ Andy Rooney and NBC’s Hoda Kotb were among the attendees.

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Rather, Colbert, Bloomberg Celebrate Bill Moyers

moyers_4-27.jpgBill Moyers and his PBS program “Bill Moyers Journal” hit the airwaves for their final broadcast this Friday after almost 40 years after Moyers launched the initial “Journal.”

New York’s THIRTEEN has posted messages from a number of big names as a tribute to Moyers in his final week. Among the well-wishers are Stephen Colbert, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Tavis Smiley, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jon Meacham, Alison Stewart, and PBS President Paula Kerger.

HDNet’s Dan Rather writes: “He and [his wife] Judith formed a team that became a national treasure. Take a long, thoughtful look. We may not see the likes of it again anytime soon.”

Moyers to Retire from Weekly TV

BillMoyers_11-21.JPGBill Moyers has said PBS’ weekly “Bill Moyers Journal” will end on April 30, 2010, reports the NY Times:

“I am 75 years old,” he said of the decision to end the series, which began in April 2007. The program has recently been having a “good run of it,” he added in a telephone interview on Friday, “so I feel it’s time.” He said he was not quitting television work, although he has no new projects planned.

PBS says it will announce its new lineup plans in January.

Newsers Make “Atlantic50″

atlantic502_9-16.jpgThe Atlantic Wire, The Atlantic’s latest opinion aggregator, has released a list of the “Atlantic50,” made up of “the columnists and bloggers and broadcast pundits who shape the national debates” that the site will monitor.

The methodology included audience measurement, a survey of Washington insiders, and web data to arrive at the 50. While the top of the list is dominated by editorial columnists for the major papers, some newsers did make the list:

7. Glenn Beck
11. Sean Hannity
14. Rachel Maddow
16. Fareed Zakaria
19. Bill O’Reilly
20. Keith Olbermann
32. Bill Moyers
45. Lou Dobbs

Another Former tvnewser Joins Obama Administration

Baskin_8.3.jpgRoberta Baskin, a fixture in local TV in Washington, DC but who was also a correspondent for “NOW with Bill Moyers” on PBS, CBS’s “48 Hours” and ABC’s “20/20,” is joining the Dept. of Health & Human Services in an advisory role.

WaPo reports Baskin is “at least the 13th former journalist now doing work for the Obama administration and the third journalist-turned-public-servant that previously worked at both ABC and CBS.”

Barbara Walters to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Walters_2.17.jpgVariety reports that the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will be presenting Barbara Walters with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The “20/20″ anchor and EP/co-host of “The View” will receive the award at the ceremony on September 21st.

Since joining the “Today” staff in 1961, Walters has become a TV news icon over her long career, helping to break ground for female journalists and conducting high-profile interviews with major public figures.

Former recipients of the award include: Tom Brokaw, Sheila Nevins of HBO, Bill Moyers, Ted Koppel, Ken Burns, Tim Russert and Bob Schieffer.

The Ticker: Suze, NBR, Writers…

Suze_2.10.jpg > Slate’s James Scurlock writes about “a bottle-blond former waitress and self-described ’55-year-old virgin’ with a taste for the good life [who] became the financial messiah for millions of Americans…” That would be Suze Orman.

> Esquire doesn’t need no CNBC or FBN or even Bloomberg TV for their financial news. They’ll take PBS stalwart Nightly Business Report with Paul Kangas any day. “The faces are not usually made for TV. The brains, though, are made for sharp analysis and sober conjecture.”

> And who are the best writers in TV News? The WGA (East & West) presented their awards Saturday. ABC Weekend News’ Joel Siegel, Karen Mooney, and David Muir won in the regularly scheduled, bulletin or breaking report category. PBS’ Bill Moyers and Michael Winship won in the analysis, feature or commentary category for “Yankee Stadium and the New Gilded Age.”

The Ticker: Willis, Moyers, Folbaum…

> CNN’s Gerri Willis has an exclusive interview with Shaun Donovan, President Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary. It airs tomorrow on Your Bottom Line.

> Bill Moyers of PBS is participating in a live chat on Tuesday. WebNewser has the details.

> Fox News confirms to TVNewser FTVLive‘s report that Rick Folbaum is rejoining FNC later this month. He left FOX’s WNYW in January.

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