PBS dominated the field Monday during the 28th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, racking up 10 wins for a collection of unflinching programs on varied topics, including the sex-slave trade, scientific research on chimpanzees, and the war in Iraq.
The commercial broadcast and cable networks trailed substantially: CBS, in second place, won half as many awards, most of them for its Sunday-night newsmagazine "60 Minutes." NBC and Discovery Channel followed with three wins each, and ABC and CNN each garnered one.
Amid a night of celebrating the best in television news, one of the most poignant moments was a personal one, with lifetime achievement recipient Ted Koppel performing a song he composed for his wife. As the anchor warbled, "Any place you're not is a place I wouldn't want to be," many in the black-tie crowd wiped their eyes.
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