CBS and BBCA America were the leaders on the broadcast and cable side when it came to Emmy nominations for business and financial reporting Emmys.
CBS was by far the leader, garnering 15 nominations, more than PBS (5), CNBC (3), ABC (2), and NBC (1) put together.CBS's nods were spread across virtually all its newscast, with nods for Evening News, Weekend News, Sunday Morning, and 60 Minutes.
For its part, BBC World Newss America earned three nominations: Tokyo in the Downturn in the category for outstanding coverage of a current business news story in a regularly scheduled newscast; and China Rising and Return to White Horse Village, both in outstanding interpretation or analysis of a business news story in a regularly scheduled newscast.
HDNet, the Council on Foreign Relations and The Wall Street Journal Web sites one apiece.
"In these times of almost unprecedented financial uncertainty, good business reporting is more important than ever," said News & Documentary Emmy Awards chairman Bill Small, who coincidentally is the former CBS News top executive. "This year's nominees are the best of an excellent selection of submissions, and show how hard broadcast journalists have worked to keep viewers informed about the economic events that affect their lives," he said in announcing the nominations.
Lifetime Achievement for Business and Financial Reporting awards are going to Paul Kangas, anchor of PBS's Nightly Business Report, and Linda O'Bryon, founder of the broadcast.
In the promotional announcement Emmy nominations, also announced Thursday, PBS led with four nominations, followed by ABC, CNBC, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, and Travel Channel with one apiece.