The awards were presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City and honored both national and international nominees in more than 50 categories. Andrea Mitchell, NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” was honored for her ground-breaking career with the Lifetime Achievement Award
The evening also included a special segment recognizing the anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing as a milestone in television news bringing the space program to the world. The segment included honoring nominees in two categories for science and technology programming. The nominations were announced by astronauts circling the globe on the International Space Station, and the winners were announced here on Earth, live at the event by NASA Astronaut, Andrew Feustel.