“Frontline” and “P.O.V./American Documentary,” two of PBS' signature series, each will receive a Special Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking at the 28th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Those honors will be over and above any Emmys received by the oft-honored series. “Frontline,” which will mark its 25th anniversary in January, is nominated for four Emmys and “P.O.V.,” which is in its 20th season, is up for three.
“From ‘Frontline’ I expect well-crafted, intelligent documentaries that examine complex and controversial subjects in a thoughtful and dispassionate manner,” said Bill Small, chairman of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. “From ‘P.O.V.’ I expect equally distinguished filmmaking, but filtered through the particular sensibility of the filmmaker.”
The awards will be presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City.
“Their exemplary efforts in keeping regularly scheduled documentary series alive on television, and in incorporating broadband elements in support of timely examination and discussion of the issues of our time, are worthy of our recognition,” said Peter Price, NATAS President and CEO, in the announcement.