PBS leads the pack in nominations for the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. PBS received a total of 37 nods, and CBS, with 31 nominations, was the only one of the major broadcast networks even in the ballpark. NBC received 17 bids and ABC nine.
Among cable channels the leaders are HBO with 20 nominations, National Geographic with 19 and CNN and History Channel with six apiece. Fox does not participate in the News and Documentary Emmys.
Two San Francisco stations–KGO-TV and KPIX-TV–and two Denver stations–KMGH-TV and KUSA-TV–are among the nine regional nominees, along with WCBS-TV in New York, KHOU-TV in Houston, KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, WISN-TV in Milwaukee and WTHR-TV in Indianapolis.