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NATAS Announces Business Reporting Emmy Nominations

Nov 2, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Tuesday announced 31 nominees for Emmys in eight categories of business and financial reporting broadcast from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004. The second annual awards will be dispensed Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at New York’s Rainbow Room, where economic commentator Louis Rukeyser will receive the first Lifetime Achievement Award in the field.

Mr. Rukeyser, who has dispensed advice and information on TV for more than three decades, recently announced ill health would not allow him to return to “Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street,” which will continue to be seen on CNBC and PBS stations until later this year.

CBS entries snagged the largest number of Emmy nominations: 13. NBC entries earned 8 nominations. Reports seen on public broadcasting stations earned 5 nominations. Two CNN reports were nominated, while ABC, CNBC, Discovery Times earned 1 nomination each.

“The scope and depth of this year’s reporting is outstanding,” said Bill Small, chairman of the News and Documentary Emmys for NATAS.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson will deliver the keynote address. Paul Steiger, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, will also speak at the awards luncheon.

A complete list of nominees can be found at emmyonline.tv.