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CBS News Wins Five Emmys

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Two CBS News broadcasts received a total of five News and Documentary Emmy Awards, the most of any network, in ceremonies Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center in New York.

60 Minutes received three Emmys, more than any other individual broadcast, the first for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine for "Curve Ball," Bob Simon's investigation of the Iraqi-born chemical engineer who provided the faulty weapons of mass destruction testimony that eventually led America to war. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer, Warren Lustig, the editor.

It was Simon's 22nd Emmy.

The second and third were won by Scott Pelley, one for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine for "Fathers, Sons and Brothers," the hour-long saga of the Iowa National Guard in Iraq and their families at home. Shawn Efran is the producer and Andy Soto the editor. The other was for "At the Center of the Storm," Pelley's interview of former CIA Director George Tenet, who finally broke his silence about Sept. 11 and his previous claims about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Michael Radutzky is senior producer, Graham Messick and Michael Karzis, the producers, and Robert Shattuck and Matt Richman are the editors.

CBS News Sunday Morning won in the category of Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for "The Fallen," in which David Martin weaves together the stories of five people who each have very different perspectives on wartime deaths. Mary Raffalli is the producer and David Small the editor. In the Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, the broadcast won for "Try to Remember," Russ Mitchell's look at the latest research that seeks to explain what the human brain remembers and why. Raffalli is the producer and Robin Skeete the editor.

Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 Minutes; Rand Morrison is the executive producer of CBS News Sunday Morning.