Magazine article Variety

PBS and Netflix Give Newbies a Good Fight

Magazine article Variety

PBS and Netflix Give Newbies a Good Fight

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COUNT ON PBS TO grab at least one nomination in the documentary or nonfiction series category, with Netflix and an energized CNN grabbing glory as well. Over the years, PBS' "American Masters" has grabbed 53 Emmy nominations and 20 wins, including a whopping nine times in this category. The pubcaster's multi-Emmy- winning "American Experience" also looks like a contender with WWI threeparter "The Great War." Voters may want to send a message to Washington about proposed cutbacks to the pubcaster's budget by celebrating the consistant, quality work that it commissions. With no powerhouse like last year's "Making a Murderer" in the race, Netflix is contending with buzzy series "The Keepers," new episodes of 2016 nominee "Chef's Table" and Hollywood goes to WWII series "Five Came Back." CNN is contending with "Believer" and "The History of Comedy. …

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