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‘Survivor,’ ‘American High’ Win Emmys

September 9, 2001

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ The wildly popular reality TV genre received its first Emmy Awards recognition Saturday, with trophies going to ``Survivor″ and ``American High.″

The awards were part of the Emmy creative arts ceremony honoring technical achievements and other accomplishments. Major prime-time awards will be given at the Sept. 16 ceremony, to air on CBS with host Ellen DeGeneres.

``Survivor,″ the CBS program whose success spurred the reality series craze in America, was honored as the best among programs in which the show’s participants competed for a prize.

PBS’ ``American High″ received an Emmy Award for best reality program that didn’t involve a competition. The documentary program tracked a group of high school students during their senior year.

``Survivor″ competed for the award with VH1′s ``Bands on the Run,″ USA’s ``Eco-Challenge: Borneo,″ TLC’s ``Junkyard Wars″ and MTV’s ``Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour.″

``American High″ was in competition with Bravo’s ``The Awful Truth With Michael Moore,″ ``The E! True Hollywood Story″ on E!, HBO’s ``Taxicab Confessions″ and TLC’s ``Trauma: Life in the ER.″

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