Katrina, Terrorism Dominate News Emmys
'60 Minutes' is most-honored program
Terrorism, the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina were, not surprisingly, the subject of a number of the award-winning stories honored at Monday's awards, the 27th annual edition of the News Emmys.
The "NBC Nightly News" won the award for outstanding breaking-news coverage for a Katrina report three days after the storm hit New Orleans; CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" won for best feature story for a piece on the city's Charity Hospital. ABC's "World News Tonight" took home two honors for its series "Iraq: Where Things Stand," which was among the last major projects undertaken by Peter Jennings before his death last year.
Among "60 Minutes'" awards were one for best investigative story in a newsmagazine for "Rendition," about the CIA's program of sending terrorism suspects to secret prisons in other countries, and the interview with Armstrong. The program also won for breaking-news coverage of the aftermath of an earthquake in Pakistan.
CBS and PBS tied for the most overall awards with five each. The History Channel won four News Emmys for its documentary programming; ABC and the National Geographic Channel each won three awards, and NBC and CNN took home two apiece.
PBS journalist Bill Moyers received a lifetime achievement award.