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31st News & Documentary Emmy Awards
DateSeptember 27, 2010
LocationRose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York City
Television/radio coverage
NetworkC-SPAN (aired October 9th at 8pm)
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The 31st News & Documentary Emmy Awards were held on September 27, 2010, at Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Awards were presented in 41 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary. In attendance were over 900 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists.

Notable awards included the Lifetime Achievement Award given to documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. PBS NewsHour received the Chairman's Award, with it being accepted by longtime news anchor Jim Lehrer, former anchor Robert MacNeil, longtime executive producer Les Crystal, and current executive producer Linda Winslow.[1]


Network breakdown

The following chart is a breakdown of number of awards won this awards season per station.

Channel Number of Emmys
This Season
HDNet 2
History Channel 2
National Geographic Channel 2
Planet Green 2
Sundance Channel 2
Discovery Channel 1 1
HBO 1 1 1
VH1 1
KPIX-TV (San Francisco) 1
KHOU-TV (Houston) 1
KSTP-TV (Minneapolis – Saint Paul) 1

Breakdown by program

Program Channel Number of Emmy's
This Season
60 Minutes CBS 4
CBS Evening News With Katie Couric CBS 3
NBC News Special NBC 2
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams NBC 2
Dateline NBC NBC 1
Today NBC 1
Bill Moyers Journal PBS 1
P.O.V. PBS 1
ABC News Special Events ABC 1
Diane Sawyer 20/20 Special ABC 1
HDNet World Report HDNet 1
Dan Rather Reports HDNet 1
Stealing Lincoln’s Body History Channel 1
WWII in HD History Channel 1
CIA Confidential: Pakistan Undercover National Geographic Channel 1
National Geographic’s Most Incredible Photos National Geographic Channel 1
The Last Beekeeper Planet Green 1
Reel Impact Series Planet Green 1
War/Dance Sundance Channel 2
Inside the Mind of Google CNBC 1
Wild Pacific Discovery Channel 1
Behind the Veil (The Globe and Mail) 1
HBO Documentary Films HBO 1
One in 8 Million 1
The Iconic Photo Series 1
Anvil! The Story of Anvil VH1 1
KHOU News at 10pm KHOU-TV (Houston, TX) 1
KPIX Eyewitness News KPIX-TV (San Francisco, CA) 1
KSTP 5 Eyewitness News KSTP-TV (Minneapolis, MN) 1


Lifetime Achievement Award Chairman’s Award
Regularly Scheduled Newscast News Magazine
  • Coverage of a Breaking News Story
  • Continuing Coverage of a News Story
  • Feature Story
    • South Africa's Shame: Modern‑Day Slavery and the World Cup, HDNet World Report (HDNet)
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Business And Economic Reporting
Long Form Interview
Programming Best Story In A Regularly Scheduled Newscast
Best Report In A News Magazine Best Documentary
  • The Winter of Our Hardship and The Long Recession, 60 Minutes (CBS)
New Approaches To News & Documentary Programming: Individual Achievement In A Craft:
Promotional Announcement: Regional News Story




  1. ^ "The Emmy Awards - - 31st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards nominations". Archived from the original on 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
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