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​CBS News earns 44 Emmy Award nominations

CBS News has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with 44 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations -- more than any other news organization.

The network received 44 nominations overall, led by "60 Minutes" with 29, the most for a single program.

In addition, "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" earned seven nominations; "CBS This Morning" received four; "Face the Nation" scored two; and "48 Hours," "Sunday Morning," and the CBS News Investigative Unit each received one nomination.

Only PBS received more nominations, with the broadcaster chalking up 57 nods.

The 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Monday, Sept. 28, at a ceremony at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) in New York City.

Check out the nominated stories and broadcasts below.


From "60 Minutes":

"Volcano" (01/05/14) - Scott Pelley reports on Nature's ticking time bombs. Nominated for Outstanding Video Journalism: News.

"The Case of Alex Rodriguez" (01/12/14) - Details in the doping case of the Yankee All-Star, including an interview with Major League Baseball's chief witness against him: Anthony Bosch, who ran a secret doping practice for pro athletes. Nominated for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine, Best Report in a News Magazine.

"Nowhere to Go" (01/26/14) -- Scott Pelley reports on the state of mental health care for young people in the U.S. Nominated for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine, Best Report in a News Magazine.

"The Virtuoso" (03/30/14) - Marcus Roberts lost his sight as a child, but gained incredible insight into American music, inspiring a generation of jazz musicians. Nominated for Outstanding Editing: News.

"Rigged" (03/30/14) - Steve Kroft reports on a new book from Michael Lewis that reveals how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage. Nominated for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine.

"Three Years Later" (04/06/14) - Bob Simon reports on the aftermath of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, and finds toxic ghost towns frozen in time. Nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine.

"The Health Wagon" (04/06/14) - Nurse practitioners are providing badly-needed health care to the uninsured working poor in Appalachia, medical mercy for those left out of Obamacare and ineligible for Medicaid. Nominated for Outstanding Writing.

"Saving the Children" (04/27/14) - Briton Nicholas Winton helped save hundreds of mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the war. Nominated for Outstanding Writing.

"Over a Barrel" (05/04/14) - Is BP backpedaling on a settlement with oil spill victims, or are some Gulf Coast businesses exploiting BP to the tune of more than $500 million? Nominated for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine.

"The Shooting at Chardon High" (06/01/14) - When shots rang out in the Ohio high school, coach Frank Hall ran toward them instead of away, saving an untold number of young lives. Nominated for Outstanding Feature Story in a News Magazine, Outstanding Writing.

"The Islamic State" (09/21/14) -- Scott Pelley reports from northern Iraq, on the front lines in the fight against ISIS. Nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine, Outstanding Writing.

"Chairman Ma" (09/28/14) - Lara Logan speaks with Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba, who took $50,000 in seed money and created a company valued at $231 billion. Nominated for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine

"Recruiting for ISIS" (11/02/14) - Clarissa Ward speaks with Islamic radicals in London about accusations they recruit British citizens for battlefields in Syria and Iraq. Nominated for Outstanding Interview.

"Ebola Hot Zone" (11/09/14) - Lara Logan travels to Liberia to report on Americans working on the frontline of the Ebola outbreak. Nominated for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine.

"The Director" (10/12/14) - FBI Director James Comey speaks with Scott Pelley about our lives online and the need for government electronic surveillance, but only with a court order. Nominated for Outstanding Interview.

"Chernobyl" (11/23/14) - Nearly 30 years after the explosion, Bob Simon travels to Ukraine and discovers the reactor still has the power to kill. Nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine.

"Falling Apart" (11/23/14) - Steve Kroft reports on why America's roads, bridges, airports and rail lines are outdated and need to be fixed. Nominated for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine.

"The Lion Whisperer" (11/30/14) - Clarissa Ward travels to South Africa and meets a man who has adopted 26 lions to save them from a tourism industry with a sinister side. Nominated for Outstanding Feature Story in a Newsmagazine.

"War and Hunger" (11/30/14) - Scott Pelley reports on the men and women of the World Food Programme who are risking their lives to save Syrians from starvation. Nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Video Journalism: News.

"Denied" (12/14/14) -- Scott Pelley on the dangers posed to the mentally ill, and others, when insurance companies deny seriously ill people the treatment their doctors prescribe. Nominated for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine, Best Report in a News Magazine.

"Inside Homs" (12/14/14) - Eyewitness accounts and video from inside the besieged city of Homs offer a rare and disturbing window into the cruel realities of the Syrian civil war. Nominated for Best Report in a News Magazine.

"Pope Francis" (12/28/14) -- Scott Pelley profiles a pontiff who is surprising the world by spurning tradition. Nominated for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.


From "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley":

"Challenge Academy" - CBS News follows high school dropouts trying o turn their lives around. Nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

"Life and Death in Gaza" (07/23/14-07/30/14) - A series of reports depicting the toll exacted upon the almost 2 million people packed into the Gaza Strip. Stories include: Deadly day in Gaza as Israel steps up ground offensive; Gaza emergency rooms struggling to treat wounded; U.N.: Residents of Gaza are refugees in their own land; Aftermath of U.N. school attack in Gaza; Gaza residents bury dead, survey damage during cease-fire; Reporter's notebook: Lessons little kids shouldn't have to learn; Children caught in deadly crossfire in Gaza; and Who is responsible for explosion in Gaza street? Nominated for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Broadcast, Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

"On The Road: Pay It Forward" (02/28/14) - An Ohio eight-year-old turns $20 into a priceless gift for a National Guardsman. Nominated for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

"On The Road: Secret Santa" (12/12/14) - Stev Hartman reports on the unique traffic stops in Missouri that are bringing drivers to tears. Nominated for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

"The War Against Ebola" - Nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

"Immigration Coverage" - Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast (shared with "CBS This Morning").


From "Face the Nation":

"60th Anniversary Episode with President Obama and President Bush" (11/09/14) - In addition to interviews with President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush, Bob Schieffer hosts discussions with Peggy Noonan, David Gergen, Bob Woodward and Michele Norris. Nominated for Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis.

"Summer War in Gaza" (07/27/14) - Nominated for Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis


From "CBS This Morning":

"Death in Paradise" (05/21/14) - Conflicting reports of a man's death after he was arrested by police in Key West, Fla. Nominated for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

"Note to Self: Scott Ostrom" (05/22/14) - The Iraq War veteran is among the nearly 20 percent of troops who came home with post-traumatic stress disorder. He shares the story of his "invisible wounds" and overcoming PTSD, accompanied by images from Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Craig Walker of the Denver Post. Nominated for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

"Immigration Coverage" - Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast (shared with the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley").

"CBS This Morning" was also nominated for Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design.


From "48 Hours":

"Perilous Journey" (01/18/14) - An investigation into the controversial world of international adoptions, in which some overseas facilitators walk a fine line between adoptions and child trafficking. Nominated for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine.


From "Sunday Morning":

"A 'Happy' Guy: Pharrell Williams" (04/13/14) - Anthony Mason profiles the singer-songwriter-music producer. Nominated for Outstanding Editing: News.


From CBS News Investigative Unit:

"Bringing Home America's Fallen" (08/11/14) - A report on History Flight, a non-profit charity that recovers the remains of Americans who died in World War II, and JPAC, the U.S. agency charged with recovering the remains of America's war dead. Nominated for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

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