Cable Grabs 11 News Emmys

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It was a two-for-three cable outcome at the 2003 News and Documentary Emmy
Awards Wednesday night, with two cable networks receiving three awards
apiece.

MSNBC's trio of Emmys was for elements of National Geographic
Explorer
, one of the cable industry's most-awarded series. This time around,
Explorer won for individual achievements in music, sound and lighting
design.

Of Discovery Channel's three honors, also in categories for individual
achievement, two were for the same program, Mortal Enemies. That special
was cited for writer Serge Schmemann and title-sequence design. Kids Behind
Bars
, another Discovery special, won an Emmy for research.

The News with Brian Williams, which moved from MSNBC to CNBC last summer,
picked up its first Emmy for Tel Aviv correspondent Martin Fletcher's report on
an emergency medical ward in Jerusalem.

Home Box Office's lone Emmy was earned for Telling Nicholas, an
episode of its ongoing America Undercover documentary showcase.

Cable News Network also came out an Emmy winner for The Enemy Within,
a CNNPresents segment.

And Sundance Channel and The Learning Channel received one News/Documentary
Emmy each.

All told, cable networks accounted for 11 of the 31 Emmys presented. The
ceremony was held in New York with CNN anchor Paula Zahn among the
presenters.

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