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Emmy Nominations Announced for 1961-62 Season

May 1, 1962 - The Television Academy announced its 14th annual Emmy nominations today and did not include the top two stars of the 1961-62 season — Colonel John H. Glenn Jr. and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy. Most observers agree that Colonel Glenn’s orbital flight and Mrs. Kennedy’s tour of the White House were the biggest attractions of the T.V. season. The academy removed the events from balloting because of cooperative coverage by the networks and said both were being considered outside of the regular categories. The awards will be announced May 22. The nominations indicated a victory for “Ben Casey” over “Dr. Kildare” in the battle of television’s medics. Vincent Edwards was named among contenders for best series actors while Richard Chamberlain was not. Others in the race: Paul Burke of “Naked City,” Jackie Cooper of “Hennessy,” George Maharis of “Route 66,” and E.G. Marshall of “The Defenders.” “Ben Casey” was also nominated for outstanding dramatic program, along with “The Defenders,” “The Dick Powell Show,” “Naked City,” “People Need People,” and “Victoria Regina.”

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