CBS, PBS, BBC America Win Financial News Emmys

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CBS received four Business & Financial Reporting Emmy awards today, while PBS took home two and BBC America one.

The Web site CFR.org also received a reporting Emmy, while CNBC and History each copped a statuette for outstanding promotional announcements, at a ceremony in New York City.

For CBS, three Emmys went for 60 Minutes segments: The Chairman, World of Trouble and Where's the Bottom? The fourth went to a CBS Evening News with Katie Couric report: Follow the Money.

The PBS Emmy awards were for a monthly series on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer called The Faces Behind the Numbers and for a Frontline report, The Madoff Affair.

One of the NewsHour segments was about industry-abandoned E. St. Louis, Ill., exploring the especially acute (and acutely underappreciated) crisis of unemployed inner-city African Americans, especially with respect to their lack of social capital. The other segment illustrated proposed solutions to the jobless crunch, as being pioneered in, among other places, an Elkhart, Ind., musical instrument plant and Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. It showed factory workers agreeing to cuts in their hours and surgical chiefs of staff agreeing to cuts in pay.

BBC America's Emmy was for BBC World News America's report, Return to White Horse Village. The BBC's Carrie Gracie returned to a Chinese farming village to witness first-hand how its landscape and people have been transformed by urbanization. The report followed-up last year's Peabody award-winningWhite Horse Village, a three-part story detailing the village's transformation into a city.

Return to White Horse Village

The Council on Foreign Relations/MediaStorm Emmy was for CFR.org's Crisis Guide: The Global Economy.

CNBC's promotional announcement Emmy was for "I Am CNBC." History's was for Foresight 2012, promoting Nostradamus 2012. ("Hindsight is 20/20. Foresight is 2012.")

A Lifetime Achievement Award in Business & Financial Reporting was presented to Paul Kangas, anchor and financial commentator for PBS' Nightly Business Report, and Linda O'Bryon, the founder of the pioneering business news broadcast and now chief content officer of Northern California Public Broadcasting.

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