Sep 1, 2003  •  Post A Comment

The 24th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, set for Wednesday in New York, include a Lifetime Achievement Award for “60 Minutes,” which is celebrating its 35th year on CBS. Honorees include present and past correspondents, including Mike Wallace, Dan Rather, Diane Sawyer and Ed Bradley, and more than 100 other producers and staff. The complete event program is included as a bonus in this issue, beginning on page S-1. Newspro features a look at TV newsmagazines and the reflections of “60 Minutes” founding producer Don Hewitt, starting on Page 51.
First Fall Premiere
The fall season’s first series premiere will take place Friday evening, when The WB Network comedy “Grounded For Life” airs with back-to-back episodes. Megyn Price (as Claudia) and Donal Logue (as Sean) return as parents who married while still in high school and now have three kids, Lily, Jimmy and Henry. This season Claudia, who put her own dreams on hold to raise the kids, makes some surprising changes.
Pro Football Is Back
America’s most-watched pro sport kicks off a new NFL season Thursday evening, when the New York Jets take on the Washington Redskins on ABC. During Week 1, last year’s AFC and NFC championship matchups will be reprised as the Oakland Raiders visit the Tennessee Titans Sunday night (on ESPN), and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers christen the Philadelphia Eagles’ new stadium on Monday (on ABC). The regular season continues through Dec. 28, followed by playoffs and Super Bowl XXXVIII, which takes place Feb. 1, 2004, in Houston, airing on CBS.