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PBS, '60 Minutes' lead News and Documentary Emmy nominations

PBS gets 43 News and Documentary Emmy nominations Tuesday
'60 Minutes' collects most News and Documentary Emmy nominations for a single news show: 27

The nominations for the 35th News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, and PBS led the pack with the most overall nominations. Public television received 43 nominations for 13 programs. However, "60 Minutes" on CBS was the single series with the most nominations, grabbing 27.

This year's awards are notable for adding new categories for news and documentary programming in Spanish.

"Frontline" on PBS received 11 nominations for nine different programs and the trailer for its two-part look at the NFL's concussion crisis, "League of Denial." "Independent Lens" received 10 nominations, and "POV" received six.

Other PBS programs nominated included "PBS NewsHour," "PBS NewsHour Weekend," "The Central Park Five," "American Experience," "Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance," "Lincoln@Gettysburg," "Need to Know," "Nova," "Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle" and "The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross."

Primetime Emmy powerhouse HBO, which led the pack of prime-time Emmy nominations with 19, received 15 news and documentary nominations, all for its HBO Documentary Films series. 

New categories include outstanding newscast or news magazine in Spanish, outstanding coverage of a breaking news story in Spanish and outstanding investigative journalism in Spanish.

William J. Small, who was the Washington bureau chief for CBS and the former president of NBC News, will receive the lifetime achievement award at the ceremony, which will be Sept. 30 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center. 

The complete list of nominees can be found here.

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