Winners to be announced on September 26th at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center Larry King to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, N.Y. – July 18, 2011  – Nominations for the 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards will be presented on Monday, September 26 at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. The event will be attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. Emmy® Awards will be presented in 42 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary, among others.

This year’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to broadcasting legend and cable news icon Larry King. “Larry King is one of the most notable figures in the history of cable news, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is delighted to present him with this year’s lifetime achievement award,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS. “Over the course of his career Larry King has interviewed an enormous number of public figures on a remarkable range of topics. In his 25 years at CNN he helped build an audience for cable news and hosted more than a few history making broadcasts. NATAS is proud to honor him for his distinguished broadcasting career.”

The numerical breakdown, by media entities, as compiled by the independent accountancy firm of Lutz and Carr, LLP, follows:

Over-the-Air, Cable, Satellite and Internet Broadcast Nominees

CBS 34 MediaStorm 2
PBS 32 NPR 2
NBC 19 Smithsonian Channel 2
National Geographic 15 1
ABC 12 Council on Foreign Relations 1
HBO 12 Detroit Free Press 1
CNN 8 Los Angeles Times 1
Discovery 7 San Jose Mercury News 1
CNBC 6 Yahoo! 1
BBC America 4 Planet Green 1
HD Net 4 Science Channel 1
MSNBC 4 Showtime 1
A&E 3 Sundance 1
New York Times 3 VH1 1
Animal Planet 2 Washington Post 1
History Channel 2


Regional Nominees


The 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards honors programming distributed during the calendar year 2010.

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About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering.  Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. NATAS also presents the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Global Media Awards™ which recognizes excellence in the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. Emmy® Awards given out for primetime programming are presented by our sister organization, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at

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