The Hollywood Reporter: 60 Minutes won the Emmy for outstanding interview for Lara Logan’s piece on Staff Sgt. Salvatore Augustine Giunta

September 26th, 2011

The Hollywood Reporter
by Marisa Guthrie
9/26/2011


NEW YORK — CBS News walked off with 10 Emmys at the 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Monday night in New York, the most of any network.

The CBS Evening News With Katie Couric won awards including Emmys for continuing coverage (for correspondent Terry McCarthy’s “Afghan Bomb Squad”) and investigative journalism (for correspondent Armen Keteyian’s report about the hidden dangers of photocopiers). Couric did not attend the ceremony. But Scott Pelley, who took over as anchor of the CBS Evening News in June, took the podium to accept multiple Emmys for 60 Minutes, including reports on the BP oil spill and the high percentage of NFL players who hail from the tiny island nation of Samoa.

Pelley thanked his producers at CBS News and noted that “one of the terrible things about being a television news reporter is you receive far too much credit for the work of others.”

60 Minutes also won the Emmy for outstanding interview for Lara Logan’s piece on Staff Sgt. Salvatore Augustine Giunta, who last year became the first Medal of Honor winner since the Vietnam War.

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