'60 Minutes' Wins Four Emmys

Four Awards Is The Most For A Single Program

60 Minutes, the news magazine that features a blend of hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, won four Emmys at the 27th annual news and documentary awards ceremony.

60 Minutes won the most awards for a single program, which were presented Monday, Sept. 25, 2006.

The awards were for the following reports:

  • Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine: "Rendition" — Scott Pelley investigates the CIA practice of handing over terrorist suspects to foreign countries known to use torture. Graham Messick, producer; Matthew Lev, editor.
  • Outstanding Coverage of Breaking News Story in a News Magazine: "Aftershock" — Bob Simon follows a team of New York paramedics who left jobs and paychecks to help Pakistani earthquake victims. Michael Gavshon and Solly Granatstein, producers; Paul Bellinger, editor.
  • Outstanding Interview in a News Magazine: "First Man" — Ed Bradley speaks to Neil Armstrong in a rare interview with the first man on the moon. Mitch Weitzner, Kara MacMahon, producers; Matthew Danowski, editor.
  • Outstanding Feature Story in a News Magazine: "The Sea Gypsies" — Bob Simon visits the Moken people, nomadic Southeast Asian island dwellers who survived the terrible 2004 tsunami. Michael Gavshon and Solly Granatstein, producers; Paul Bellinger, editor.

    In addition to 60 Minutes' awards, the CBS News magazine 48 Hours won an Emmy in the outstanding continuing coverage of a news story category for its gripping report, "Hostage," on the terrorist attack of a Russian school. Peter Van Sant reports on children, parents and teachers terrorized by Chechen separatists in Beslan. Joe Halderman and Jonathan Sanders were the producers; Michael McHugh and Michael Vele were the editors.

    In total, CBS News was awarded five News and Documentary Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, tying it with PBS for the most Emmys for a single network.