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The Ticker: Couric Travels, King Anchors, Buckley Speaks…

> Katie Couric takes her show on the road to battleground states. Couric anchors the CBS Evening News from Charlotte tonight, from St. Louis on Monday and from Denver next Monday, Oct. 27.

> CNN’s John King anchors a one-hour special tomorrow night titled The Next President: Battlegrounds. The special, anchored from St. Louis, airs at 9pmET and re-airs Sunday night at the same time.

> After his rather shocking endorsement of Barack Obama, Christopher Buckley, son of the founder of the modern conservative movement William F. Buckley, will be on BloombergTV’s Political Capital with Al Hunt tonight at 7:30pmET.

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60 Minutes Wins Three Emmys, PBS Wins 10

emmy_9-23.jpgCBS’ 60 Minutes won more awards than any other program last night at the 29th annual News and Documentary Emmys ceremony. The network with the most awards was PBS, which won 10.

CBS won five total awards — CBS Sunday Morning won the other two. ABC won four awards, with two going to World News with Charles Gibson and two going to 20/20.

NBC took home two awards for segments on the Nightly News with Brian Williams. HDNet also won an Emmy.

Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Ken Burns, Bob Schieffer and Tim Russert. Also honored with tributes — Jim McKay, William F. Buckley and Tony Snow.

Related: The Los Angeles Times’ Matea Gold writes about the ceremony, and quotes Williams about Russert. “Try getting through an election season without Tim,” he said last night. “He is what’s missing from our current campaign debate, our current national conversation.”

McKay, Buckley, Snow to be Honored at Documentary Emmys

McKay_8.14.jpgThe National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has just announced it will posthumously honor ABC Sports legend Jim McKay at this year’s News & Documentary Emmy Awards. McKay, who died in May, is the father of CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus. NBC Sports dedicated Friday’s production of the Beijing opening ceremony to McKay. NBC Sports & Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol was a producer at the 1972 Munich games, during which McKay remained on the air for 16 hours as the Israeli hostage crisis unfolded.

The Academy will also offer tributes to William F. Buckley who died in February and Tony Snow, who died last month, for their contributions to the news industry.

Buckley may be best known for the public affairs show “Firing Line.” Snow was a print and television journalist who worked for USA Today, The Washington Times, Fox News Channel, and CNN.

The ceremony is set for Sept. 22 at Time Warner Center in New York.

The press release is after the jump…

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