CBS Reigns at Business Emmys

Dec 2, 2005  •  Post A Comment

CBS dominated the Third Annual Emmy Awards for Business and Financial Reporting presented Thursday by the National Television Academy. Past CBS News President Andrew Heyward spoke about the digital revolution’s effect on TV journalism, and three stories produced by his former colleagues earned Emmys.

One of the award-winning CBS News stories was a “60 Minutes” report about Internet firm Google reported by Lesley Stahl and produced by Rome Hartman, who will become executive producer of “CBS Evening News” in January. Another was Bill Geist’s report for “CBS News Sunday Morning” about the man behind the heavy-duty and high-priced Viking ranges that have become hot items for home kitchens. The third, about identities for sale, appeared on “60 Minutes II.”

Two stories carried by public television stations won Emmys. A&E, ABC and CNN took home one Emmy each.

Lou Dobbs, anchor and managing editor of CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” received a Lifetime Achievement Award. “Lou Dobbs is America’s best-known television business journalist, who has, for over a quarter of a century, been a dominant figure in financial journalism, keeping viewers informed about the economic life of the U.S. and the world,” said Bill Small, chairman of News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

More detailed information about the stories that were singled out can be found at www.emmyonline.tv.