TV Awards 2014: PBS and CBS Lead News and Docu Nominations

PBS and CBS lapped the field with nominations for the 35th annual News and Documentary Awards.

Last year’s tornadoes in Oklahoma and typhoon in the Philippines drove the nominations in the category of breaking news coverage in a regularly scheduled newscast. The contenders are BBC World News America, for Philippines coverage, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “World News With Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline” for combined coverage of Oklahoma, and two bids for “NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams,” for both Oklahoma and Philippines coverage.

William Small, former CBS News Washington bureau chief and former prexy of NBC News, will receive the org’s lifetime achievement award. Awards will be presented Sept. 30 at Gotham’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.