ED BRADLEY, ANDERSON COOPER, WALTER CRONKITE, CHARLES GIBSON, MARIA ELENA SALINAS, BRIAN WILLIAMS TO PRESENT NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARDS

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ED BRADLEY, ANDERSON COOPER, WALTER CRONKITE, CHARLES GIBSON, MARIA ELENA SALINAS,
BRIAN WILLIAMS

TO PRESENT NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARDS

Bill Moyers To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award;
World Press Freedom Fighters To Be Honored

New York, N.Y. –  CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Ed Bradley, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper(“Anderson Cooper 360”), legendary newsman Walter Cronkite,  “ABC World News” anchorCharles Gibson,  “Noticiero Univision” news anchor Maria Elena Salinas and “NBC Nightly News” anchor  and managing editor Brian Williams will be presenters at the 27th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by Peter Price, President/CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  The Emmy Awards will be presented on Monday, September 25, at a black tie gala at the Marriott Marquis before more than 700 television industry and news executives, journalists and producers.

Also that evening, PBS journalist Bill Moyers will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.  In addition, at this ceremony, three press organizations –New York-based Committee to Protect JournalistsThe International Press Institute (Vienna) and Reporters Without Borders(Reporters  sans Frontieres), headquartered in Paris – will be honored for  their work in the defense of freedom of the press worldwide.   Accepting these awards will be Terry Anderson, Honorary Co-chairman, Committee to Protect Journalists, and former Associated Press Beirut bureau chief, who was held hostage for nearly seven years in Lebanon; Johann Fritz, Director, International Press Institute; Robert Menard, Secretary General, Reporters Without Borders.

Sponsors for the 27th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards include Grass Valley, a Thomson brand, and Television Week, the print partner.

During the ceremony, the first Emmy Award for News & Documentary programming distributed via non-traditional platforms, including the Internet, cellphones, portable media players and other devices, will be given.   The 27th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented for programming distributed during the calendar year 2005 in such categories as Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine, Best Documentary, Outstanding Historical Programming – Long Form, Outstanding Interview – Long Form, and Best Individual Achievement in a Craft for areas including Research, Writing, Direction, Cinematography and Editing”

The National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Creative Arts, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering/Advanced Media and Business & Financial Reporting. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.