CBS, NBC Top Business Emmys; Rukeyser Honored

Dec 2, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Eight Emmys for business and financial reporting were awarded Thursday by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which also paid tribute to longtime economic commentator Louis Rukeyser with a Lifetime Achievement Award. CBS News and NBC News claimed three Emmys each.

Two of the CBS Emmys were earned by stories on “Sunday Morning”-one by Martha Teichner about corporate greed and the other by David Pogue about e-mail spam. The third was for a “60 Minutes” story reported by Steve Kroft about corporate tax shelters.

Two of the NBC News Emmys were earned by stories reported by Lea Thompson for “Dateline NBC,” one about auto sales fraud and the other about the marketing and recall of a faulty hip implant. The third was for a series about Halliburton’s performance as the logistics contractor for the U.S. military in Iraq.

Also earning Emmys: CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” for its lengthy series on outsourcing of American jobs; and Discovery Times Channel for a documentary on political fund raising during the recent election season.

The ailing Mr. Rukeyser was not at the Emmy luncheon in New York. His career award was accepted by brother William and daughters Beverly and Susan.