The TV IV:IVy Awards/2007/Best Non-News Documentary, Talk or Informational Series

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Candidates to be considered the Best Non-News Documentary, Talk or Informational Series which first aired one or more episodes in the United States between June 1, 2006 and December 31, 2007. Please read carefully the Definitions and Guidelines before putting a candidate up for nomination.

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Definitions

non-news documentary
Any non-limited series that fits the definition of documentary, as defined in the TV IV Glossary, excluding those shows produced by network news divisions for the purposes of discussing current events, sports or weather (e.g.: Dateline NBC, 60 Minutes, FRONTLINE, Monday Night Football, etc., none of which are eligible), or those shows categorized as competitions or game shows. This specifically includes celebreality and other non-competition reality shows.
talk series
Any series which fits the definition of talk show, as defined in the TV IV Glossary, excluding those shows produced by network news divisions for the purposes of discussing current events, sports or weather (e.g.: Meet the Press, Crossfire, The O'Reilly Factor, SportsCenter, Inside the NFL, etc., none of which are eligible) or those shows categorized as comedies.
informational series
Any other non-scripted, non-fictional non-limited series that doesn't fit the definitions of Non-News Documentary or Talk Series but isn't specifically excluded from them. Specifically those shows that are categorized as educational, how-to or cooking shows.

Guidelines

Please feel free to propose as many or as few candidates as you like in each category. Feel free to discuss yours or others' proposals as much or as little as you choose. Actual number of votes listed in support of or opposition to does not affect a candidate's ability to move to the next round. All candidates listed here will move on, but the amount of support and opposition can be taken into consideration by voters during the nomination phase.

Please follow the standard format shown below for proposing candidates and link the show titles, even if the linked articles are empty or stubs. To add your name in support or opposition simply add a new line with a pound and four tildas after the previous names like this # ~~~~

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Candidates Discussion

Dirty Jobs
For
  1. Joltman 08:11, 17 January 2008 (EST)
  2. KelliShannon 12:57, 14 February 2008 (EST)
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Good Eats
For
  1. Mantene 14:06, 8 February 2008 (EST)
  2. KelliShannon 12:59, 14 February 2008 (EST)
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MythBusters
For
  1. Joltman 08:11, 17 January 2008 (EST)
  2. Davidscarter 14:16, 10 February 2008 (EST)
  3. KelliShannon 12:59, 14 February 2008 (EST)
  4. The-jam 21:49, 15 February 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • Consistently entertaining and informative. -Joltman 08:11, 17 January 2008 (EST)
  • Great show that makes even duds of myths entertaining and informative. --The-jam 21:49, 15 February 2008 (EST)
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NOVA
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  1. The-jam 21:49, 15 February 2008 (EST)
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  • Still the best source for science documentaries that covers a range of great topics. --The-jam 21:49, 15 February 2008 (EST)
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Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
For
  1. The-jam 21:49, 15 February 2008 (EST)
  2. KelliShannon 13:04, 14 February 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • Still funny and informative even as they branch out into less mainstream targets. --The-jam 21:49, 15 February 2008 (EST)
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Tabloid Wars
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  1. JCaesartalk 01:38, 16 February 2008 (EST)
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Comments
  • For those who missed this series, it was everything reality TV should be: Compelling, honest, and almost too unbelievable to be true at times, when in fact it was completely real. Whether showing a fresh-faced kid getting his big break from internship to sports reporter, a young journalist obsessed with celebrity news who has a crisis of conscience after covering cancer patients, an older journalist doubling back to a bed 'n' breakfast on a hunch just in the nick of time to catch a disgraced public official or a much older editor sweating over whether or not to go to press without word from the family member of a dead soldier in Iraq, this series showed all the adrenaline and disappointment of journalism as it really is. The title is a little misleading; only the first episode dealt with the rivalry between The New York Post and The New York Daily News, while the rest of the series was primarily about days in the lives of Daily News reporters and editorial staff, people who work for what is essentially a small-town local newspaper, but whose "small town" is the biggest city in America. Nonetheless, it was six of the most compelling hours of television in this or any year, and even if it ends up not getting a nomination, I highly encourage just about everybody to track the show down and check it out. -- JCaesartalk 01:38, 16 February 2008 (EST)
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