'Monday Night Football' Earns Sports Emmy

The Associated Press
Monday, May 1, 2006; 11:45 PM

NEW YORK -- ABC received a Sports Emmy Award for its final season of "Monday Night Football" during a ceremony Monday night at Lincoln Center.

"Monday Night Football" was honored as the outstanding live sports series by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during the 27th annual awards show.

CBS earned the Emmy for outstanding live sports special for its Masters coverage, and NBC took the award for outstanding live event turnaround for the Winter Olympics.

Bob Costas, Joe Buck, Cris Collinsworth and Joe Morgan were honored as outstanding sports personalities. Costas was selected the top studio host for his work with NBC and HBO, Buck took the play-by-play award for Fox, Collinsworth was honored for his work as a studio analyst for HBO, and Morgan as an event analyst for ESPN.

Also, Olympic film producer Bud Greenspan received the sports lifetime achievement award, and Anheuser-Busch president August Busch IV accepted a special commendation for the Busch family's contributions to sports television.

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