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The Couric Connection

July 22, 2007 9:00 PM

You could play a round of "Six Degrees of Katie Couric" with the nominations for the 27th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards announced last week by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The "CBS Evening News" anchor could collect her sixth Emmy on Sept. 24 at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel if she wins for her first "60 Minutes" piece, about health problems among workers at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Her predecessor Dan Rather earned a nomination for an installment of his HDNet series "Dan Rather Reports." Ann Curry, Ms. Couric’s former colleague at NBC’s "Today," registered three times on the list of nominations for reporting from Darfur and from the scene of the Amish school shootings in Pennsylvania as well as a "Dateline NBC" report on "Terror in the Classroom." Matt Lauer, Ms. Couric’s former "Today" co-host, also made the list of nominees for a "Dateline NBC" report titled "Rescue on Top of the World." "Good Morning America" co-host Diane Sawyer, Ms. Couric’s former morning-wars competitor at ABC, is on the list for her "20/20" special on domestic abuse and, with colleagues Chris Cuomo and Cynthia McFadden, for reporting on foster care. A detailed list of nominees can be found at emmyonline.tv.
—Michele Greppi

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