PBS headlined the list of News and Documentary Emmy awards, raking in 24 nominations for shows aired in 2003. Cinemax, Discovery Channel, ABC News and CBS News also turned in strong performances, and NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw was tapped for a lifetime achievement award.
An analysis of Nielsen data shows that 72% of the audience for syndicated shows is in the coveted 18-49 demographic. The study contravenes conventional wisdom that syndies generally skew to viewers aged 60-plus.
In Chicago, Boston, New York and San Francisco, AT&T paid musicians to take to the streets near subway stops and literally sing the praises of the company's wireless service. Although some industry insiders say the technique is more soft-edged than traditional advertising techniques, others say street musicians are selling out to the man by taking corporate advertising dollars.