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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Honors CNN with Two Emmys


September 26, 2006 - The National Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences awarded CNN two Emmy awards for its reporting last year in Niger and during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The academy presented the 27th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 25, during a black-tie ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

CNN won an Emmy for “Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story–Long Form” for “Starving in Plain Sight” which appeared on Anderson Cooper 360º in August 2005. For those reports, Anderson Cooper and Jeff Koinange and their crews put faces and names to one of the most underreported crises in the world today: famine in Niger.

The network also won an Emmy for “Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast” for “Charity Hospital,” a segment from Dr. Sanjay Gupta documenting the plight of New Orleans’ Charity Hospital after Katrina hit landfall. Gupta and CNN Production crews debunked official reports that the hospital had been completely evacuated, showing how dozens of doctors, nurses, hospital staff and patients struggled for days at the hospital. The segment appeared on Anderson Cooper 360º in September 2005.

CNN has won awards in all of the major broadcast journalism competitions this year, earning an Alfred I. duPont award, a George Foster Peabody award, 11 National Headliner Awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards and two Emmys. The network has won more awards in general competition in 2006 than any other news network.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; four Web sites, including, the first major news and information Web site; CNN Pipeline, an on-demand broadband video service; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and partnerships for four television networks and one Web site.


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