‘The Janes’ Wins Best Documentary at the 44th Annual Documentary Emmy Awards

Editor’s note:   Patricia Novick, a resident of Dearborn Park, is a Jane.  The Janes were a group of women at the University of Chicago who counseled other woman toward a path to  a safe abortion when it was illegal 50 years ago, prior to Roe vs Wade. 

The second night of the annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, honoring the winners in the Docs categories, was held Thursday in New York City.

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‘The Janes’ Courtesy of HBO

HBO Max’s The Janes was among the top winners at the 44th annual News and Documentary       Emmy Awards on Wednesday, with the film — centered on a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion network in Chicago — taking home best documentary as well as best social issue documentary.

The National Academy of Television Arts &        Sciences (NATAS) presented the Documentary category winners during a live ceremony at the Palladium Times Square in New York City and streamed live on NATAS’ viewing platform powered by Vimeo, the second of a two-night celebration. The News category winners were announced in a ceremony held at the Palladium on Wednesday.