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Update: POV Wins 2014 News & Documentary Emmy® Award for ‘Herman’s House’

Nominated Films: ’56 Up’, ‘Brooklyn Castle’, ‘Herman’s House’, ‘Reportero’, ‘Special Flight’ and ‘The World Before Her’

Winners to Be Announced on Sept. 30, 2014, in New York

New York, NY — July 15, 2014 — POV (Point of View), public television’s premier showcase for independent documentaries, has received six nominations for the 2014 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The nominated films are 56 Up, Brooklyn Castle, Herman’s House, Reportero, Special Flight and The World Before Her. PBS received a total of 43 nominations.

The 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, honoring programming distributed during the calendar year 2013, will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Emmy Awards will be presented in 43 categories, including the first-ever categories reserved for news and documentary programming in Spanish.

“We’re thrilled to see such a wide range of subjects represented by these nominations,” said Simon Kilmurry, Executive Producer of POV. “For both established filmmakers and newcomers, POV is the destination for documentaries that explore contemporary social issues with extraordinary stories of people taking risks and effecting change.”

POV has previously won 32 Emmy Awards, including a 2007 Special News & Documentary Emmy for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking. POV has garnered a total of 119 Emmy nominations, including several Primetime Emmy® nominations. In addition, POV has won 17 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards®, the Prix Italia, the Webby, two IDA Awards for Best Continuing Series and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ Corporate Commitment to Diversity Award. In 2013, POV was honored with a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

The 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards honors programming distributed during the calendar year 2013. POV’s Emmy nominations follow (visit for descriptions, links, embeddable trailers, art and press releases):

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story — Long Form

  • Brooklyn Castle — Director/Producer: Katie Dellamaggiore; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Geoff Gibson, Robert McLellan, Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, Judith Helfand; Co-Executive Producers: Cynthia Lopez, Neal Flaherty; Vice President Production and Programming: Chris White; Producers: Nelson Dellamaggiore, Brian Schulz
  • The World Before Her — Director/Producer: Nisha Pahuja; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Andrew Cohen, Mike Chamberlain; Producers/Executive Producers: Ed Barreveld, Cornelia Principe; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Vice President Production and Programming: Chris White; Series Producer: Andrew Catauro

Outstanding Investigative Journalism — Long Form

  • Special Flight — Director/Producer: Fernand Melgar; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Producer: Elise Shubs; Vice President of Production and Programming: Chris White

Outstanding Informational Programming — Long Form

  • Reportero — Director/Producer: Bernardo Ruiz; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry and Sally Jo Fifer; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Vice President of Production and Programming: Chris White; Co-Producer: Patricia Benabe

Outstanding Interview

  • 56 Up — Director/Producer: Michael Apted; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Producer: Claire Lewis; Vice President of Production and Programming: Chris White

Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming

  • Herman’s House — Director/Producer: Angad Singh Bhalla; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Ed Barreveld, Loring McAlpin; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Producer: Lisa Valencia-Svensson; Vice President of Production and Programming: Chris White

The full list of nominees for the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards is available at

Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and beginning its 27th season on PBS in 2014, POV is the longest-running showcase on American television to feature the work of today’s best independent documentary filmmakers. POV has brought more than 365 acclaimed documentaries to millions nationwide. Its films have won 32 Emmys,
15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards® and the Prix Italia. Since 1988, POV has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today’s most pressing social issues. Visit

POV Community Engagement and Education (
POV’s Community Engagement and Education team works with educators, community organizations and PBS stations to present more than 650 free screenings every year. In addition, we distribute free discussion guides and standards-aligned lesson plans for each of our films. With our community partners, we inspire dialogue around the most important social issues of our time.

POV Digital (

Since 1994, POV Digital has driven new storytelling initiatives and interactive production for POV. The department created PBS’s first program website and its first web-based documentary (POV’s Borders) and has won major awards, including a Webby Award (and six nominations) and an Online News Association Award. POV Digital continues to explore the future of independent nonfiction media through its digital productions and the POV Hackathon lab, where media makers and technologists collaborate to reinvent storytelling forms. @povdocs on Twitter.

American Documentary, Inc. (
American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a multimedia company dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media outlets. AmDoc is a catalyst for public culture, developing collaborative strategic engagement activities around socially relevant content on television, online and in community settings. These activities are designed to trigger action, from dialogue and feedback to educational opportunities and community participation.

Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Wyncote Foundation, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, The Educational Foundation of America and public television viewers. Special support provided by The Fledgling Fund. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television’s premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. Always an innovator, POV discovers fresh new voices and creates interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives.