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In the Dark (Supreme Court Coverage) - APM

Believed - Michigan Radio & NPR

Bagman - MSNBC

On the Border - CBS 60 Minutes

The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi - CNN

Documenting Hate - FRONTLINE and ProPublica

The Facebook Dilemma - FRONTLINE

Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney - KARE 11

On the Veteran Beat - KARE 11 Investigates

The Bleeding Edge - Netflix

Inside Yemen - PBS NewsHour

The Apology - POV on PBS

Dark Money - POV on PBS

Fall from Grace: When Priests Prey and Bishops Betray - WKBW-TV

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War - PBS

Something Suspicious in District 9 - WSOC-TV



CBS Miami (WFOR), The Everglades: Where Politics, Money and Race Collide

CBS News 60 Minutes and The Washington Post, “The Whistleblower” and “Too Big to Prosecute”

CNN Films, RBG

CNN International & Nima Elbagir, Human Rights Abuses Reporting

EPIX, Gidalya Pictures & Blumhouse, This is Home: A Refugee Story

Florentine Films & WETA, The Vietnam War


HBO, I Am Evidence

NBC Bay Area KNTV, Drivers Under Siege

Reveal | PRX | PBS NewsHour | Associated Press, Kept Out

RMPBS Insight with John Ferrugia, Imminent Danger

RYOT & RED REEL, On Her Shoulders

This American Life, Our Town

WNYC, Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice

WNYC & ProPublica, Trump, Inc.

WTSP-TV & Tampa Bay Times, Zombie Campaigns


ABC15 Arizona, Cash for Compliance

ABC News Lincoln Square Productions, LET IT FALL: Los Angeles 1982-1992

American Documentary and WORLD Channel- WGBH | PBS, AMERICA REFRAMED: Class of ‘27

CBS News, 60 Minutes: The New Cold War

CBS Evening News, The Road to Aleppo


HBO Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, The Lords of the Rings

KARE 11, Investigative Reporting

KHOU-TV, Transparency

National Geographic Documentary Films and Junger Quested Films, Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

NBC Bay Area (KNTV), Arrested at School

Netflix | Forward Moment | Kandoo Films, 13th

The New York Times, The Daily

Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, and Coda Story, Russia’s New Scapegoats

This American Life, Episode 600: Will I Know Anyone At This Party? Act One: Party in the USA

WITI-TV, Men on the Margin


CBS News, Nowhere to Go, Europe’s Migrant Crisis

Dateline NBC, The Cosby Accusers Speak

ESPN Films and Laylow Films, O.J.: Made in America

Fusion, The Naked Truth: Death by Fentanyl

Frontline - PBS, Escaping ISIS and Children of Syria

The GroundTruth Project, Foreverstan: The Girls’ School and Razia’s Way

HBO Documentary Films and SOC Films, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

KXAN, Racial Profiling Whitewash

Michigan Radio, Not Safe to Drink

NBC Connecticut, Crumbling Foundations

NOVA and WGBH-TV, Mystery Beneath the Ice

NPR & Daniel Zwerdling | Colorado Public Radio & Michael de Yoanna, Missed Treatment

WTHR-TV, Charity Caught on Camera

WXIA 11Alive Atlanta, Dying for Help: Fixing the Nation’s Emergency Response System


ABC News, Bruce Jenner: The Interview

Al Jazeera America & Kartemquin Films, Hard Earned

CBS News 60 Minutes, A Crime Against Humanity

Cronkite News & Arizona PBS, Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona

FRONTLINE PBS, Ebola Outbreak & Outbreak

FRONTLINE PBS, Growing Up Trans

HBO, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, The Price of Glory

KMO-TV & Craig Cheatham, The Injustice System: Cops, Courts and Greedy Politicians

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, A Watershed Moment: Great Lakes at a Crossroads

VICE News, Selfie Soldiers: Russia’s Army Checks into Ukraine

WBAL-TV & Jayne Miller, Freddie Gray Investigation

WBEZ & This American Life, Serial: Season One

WETA, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

WNYC, NYPD Bruised

WRAL-TV, Journey Alone

Specialist Finalist Citation: KCBS Radio, Unholy Water



CNN, WEED: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports

KPNX 12 News, Phoenix & Wendy Halloran, Raked Over the Coals

MPR News, Betrayed by Silence

Netflix, Virunga

NPR & Joseph Shapiro, Guilty and Charged

Particle Fever

PBS, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Planet Money & NPR Visuals, Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt

The Seattle Times, Sea Change: The Pacific's Perilous Turn

WFTS-TV, Tampa Bay, Incapacitated: Florida's Guardianship Program

WGBH, Boston, FRONTLINE: Syria's Second Front

WGBH, Boston, FRONTLINE: United States of Secrets

WLTX-TV, Columbia, DDS: When the System Fails

WTSP 10 News, Tampa Bay, Short Yellows and the Red Light Fight


American Documentary – POV, Gail Dolgin & Robin Fryday, “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”, on PBS

CBS News, Newtown Tragedy Coverage

Center for Investigative Reporting, “Broken Shield”

ESPN, Outside the Lines: Youth Football Concerns

KMGH-TV, Denver & Keli Rabon, Colorado Rape Victims: Evidence Ignored, Justice Denied

KSHB 41 Action News, Kansas City, “Tragedy on the Plaza”

NBC News, “Devastation in Oklahoma”

Scott Thurman & Silver Lining Film Group, Magic Hour Entertainment, Naked Edge Films, “The Revisionaries” on Independent Lens

U. C. Berkeley IRP, CIR, FRONTLINE & UNIVISION, “Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño”

WBEZ Chicago, This American Life: “Harper High School Parts 1 and 2”

WBZ-TV, Boston, Boston Marathon Bombings Coverage

WFAA-TV, Dallas & Byron Harris, “Denticaid: Medicaid Dental Abuse in Texas”

WVUE-TV, New Orleans & Lee Zurik, “Body of Evidence”

WYPR, Baltimore, “The Lines Between Us”


“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” Alison Klayman, Never Sorry LLC, United Expression Media and Sundance Selects, MUSE Film and Television

CBS News & Clarissa Ward, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley: Inside Syria

Current TV, Christof Putzel & The Renaud Brothers, “Vanguard: Arming the Mexican Cartel”

KCET, Southern California, “SoCal Connected: Courting Disaster”

KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, “Desert Underwater”

“Bully,” Lee Hirsch, The Weinstein Company, Where We Live Films, BeCause Foundation, The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, The Fledgling Fund, National Center for Learning Disabilities, and The Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention

NPR, Deborah Amos & Kelly McEvers, Coverage of Syria

StoryCorps, NPR & POV, “StoryCorps 9/11”

USA Today, “Ghost Factories”

WGBH, Kartemquin Films, Steve James & Alex Kotlowitz, “FRONTLINE: The Interrupters”

WGBH, Clover Films, Najibullah Quraishi, “FRONTLINE: Opium Brides”

witf, WHYY & NPR, StateImpact Pennsylvania

WVUE-TV, New Orleans & Lee Zurik, “Dirty Deeds,” “Hiding Behind the Badge,”

WXYZ-TV, Detroit, “Wayne County Confidential”


Al Jazeera English, "Fault Lines, Haiti - Six Months On"

CBS News: 60 Minutes, "A Relentless Enemy"

Danfung Dennis, Impact Partners, Roast Beef Productions, Sabotage Films, Thought Engine and Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation, "Hell and Back Again"

Detroit Public Television, "Beyond the Light Switch"

HBO & Blowback Productions, "Triangle: Remembering the Fire"

HBO, "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Head Games"

MediaStorm & Walter Astrada, "Undesired" for the Alexia Foundation

NBC News & Richard Engel, Coverage of the Arab Spring

The New York Times, "A Year at War" and "Surviving Haiti's Earthquake: Children"

WFAA-TV, Dallas & Byron Harris, "Bitter Lessons"

WGBH-TV, Boston, "NOVA: Japan's Killer Quake"

WNYC & Ailsa Chang, "Alleged Illegal Searches by the NYPD"

WSB-TV, Atlanta & Jodie Fleischer, "Stealing Houses"

WTVF-TV, Nashville & Phil Williams, "Policing for Profit"

Finalist: WNYC, "Radio Rookies: Coming Up in 2011"


9News/KUSA-TV, Denver "9News at 10, Keys to the Castle"

ABC News, 20/20 Brian Ross Investigates: "The Coach's Secret"

BBC America, BBC World News America: "Haiti’s Earthquake"

CBS News: 60 Minutes, "The Blowout"

KCET Los Angeles, "Up In Smoke," "Protected or Neglected?," "Hung Out to Dry?"

KING-TV, Seattle & Susannah Frame "Waste on the Water"

NPR & Laura Sullivan "Bonding for Profit"

POV & Geoffrey Smith "The English Surgeon on PBS"

The Las Vegas Sun, "Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas"

West Virginia Public Broadcasting & Trey Kay, "The Great Textbook War"

WGBH, Boston & Najibullah Quraishi "Frontline: Behind Taliban Lines"

WKOW-TV, Madison & Dan Cassuto, “Who’s Protecting You?”

WTHR-TV, Indianapolis & Bob Segall, “Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs?”


American RadioWorks, Michael Montgomery & Joshua E. S. Phillips: "What Killed Sergeant Gray"

CBS News & Katie Couric: "The Sarah Palin Interviews"

CBS Reports: "Children of the Recession"

HBO & Edet Belzberg: "The Recruiter"

KHOU-TV, Houston & Mark Greenblatt: "Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard"

KMGH-TV, Denver & Tony Kovaleski: "33 Minutes to 34 Right"

MediaStorm & Jonathan Torgovnik: "Intended Consequences"

NPR, Michele Norris & Steve Inskeep: "The York Project: Race and the 2008 Vote"

POV, Elizabeth Farnsworth & Patricio Lanfranco: "The Judge and the General" on PBS

WCAX-TV, Burlington & Kristin Carlson: "Foreigners on the Farm"

WGBH, Boston, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Dan Edge, "Frontline/World: Pakistan: Children of the Taliban" on PBS

WSVN-TV, Miami, Carmel Cafiero & Anthony Pineda: "Pill Mills"

WTVF-TV, Nashville & Phil Williams: "General Sessions Court"

WWL-TV, New Orleans: "NOAH Housing Program Investigation"


ABC News, Nightline, "The Other War: Afghanistan"

California Newsreel & Vital Pictures, "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" on PBS

Chicago Public Radio, PRI, NPR, Alex Blumberg & Adam Davidson, This American Life: "The Giant Pool of Money"

CNN, "God's Warriors"

Current TV & Christof Putzel: "From Russia with Hate"

HBO, Thomas Lennon & Ruby Yang: "Cinemax’s Reel Life: The Blood of Yingzhou District"

NPR, All Things Considered, "Sexual Abuse of Native American Women"

NPR, All Things Considered, Melissa Block & Robert Siegel, Coverage of the Chengdu Earthquake

Oregon Public Broadcasting: "The Silent Invasion"

Safari Media, ITV, PBS, Independent Lens, "Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story"

WJLA-TV, Washington, DC, "Drilling for Dollars: Children’s Dentistry Investigation"

WTVT-TV, Tampa, "Small Town Justice"

Gold Baton

WFAA-TV, Dallas, "Money for Nothing", "A Passing Offense", "The Buried and the Dead"


CBS News "60 Minutes: The Mother of All Heists"

Chicago Public Radio, Alix Spiegel & PRI, This American Life, "Which One of These Is Not Like the Others?"

Florentine Films/Hott Productions & WETA-TV, "Through Deaf Eyes" on PBS

HBO, Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg, "The Trials of Darryl Hunt"

KHOU-TV, Houston, "Rules of the Game"

KMOV-TV, St. Louis, "Left Behind: The Failure of East St. Louis Schools"

KNOE-TV, Monroe, "Names, Ranks and Serial Plunder: The National Guard and Katrina"

MSNBC & Richard Engel, "War Zone Diary"

NBC News, Dateline: "The Education of Ms. Groves"

NPR & Daniel Zwerdling, "Mental Anguish and the Military"

Paladin Invision, London, & WETA, Washington, DC, "Jihad: The Men and Ideas Behind Al Qaeda"

WBBM-TV, Chicago, "Fly At Your Own Risk"

WFAA-TV, Dallas, "Television Justice"


Brook Lapping Productions, London, for “Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace” on PBS

WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, Cape and Islands NPR Stations for “Two Cape Cods: Hidden Poverty on the Cape and Islands”

Discovery Channel, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and The New York Times, “Nuclear Jihad: Can Terrorists Get the Bomb?”

HBO, Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, “Baghdad ER”

ITVS, Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth, “Independent Lens: Seoul Train” on PBS

KCET-TV, Los Angeles, KPBS-TV, San Diego, KQED-TV, San Francisco, KVIE-TV, Sacramento, “California Connected: War Stories from Ward 7-D”

NBC News, “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline,” Coverage of Hurricane Katrina

NPR, Coverage of Iraq

WBAL-TV, Baltimore, “Dirty Secret”

WGBH, Boston, “Frontline: The Age of AIDS” on PBS

WLOX-TV, Biloxi, Mississippi, Coverage of Hurricane Katrina

WNET-TV, New York, "American Masters: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" on PBS

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, “Focal Point: Paper Thin Promise and Standards of Living”

WWL-TV, New Orleans, for coverage of Hurricane Katrina


ABC News, for live coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI

CNBC, “The Age of Wal-Mart: Inside America's Most Powerful Company”

CNN, Coverage of the Tsunami Disaster in South Asia

HBO, “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: The Sport of Sheikhs”

North Carolina Public Radio/WUNC, Chapel Hill, “North Carolina Voices: Understanding Poverty”

PRI, WGBH-TV, Boston, and BBC World Service, “The World: The Global Race for Stem Cell Therapies”

The Kitchen Sisters, Jay Allison and NPR, “Hidden Kitchens”

The Sundance Channel, Denis Poncet, Jean-Xavier De Lestrade and Allyson Luchak, “The Staircase” WFTS-TV, Tampa, “Crosstown Expressway Investigation”

WGBH, Boston “Frontline: Al Qaeda's New Front” on PBS

WGBH, Boston, and The New York Times, “The Secret History of the Credit Card” on PBS

WJW, Cleveland, “School Bus Bloat”

WPMI-TV, Mobile, “For Lauren's Sake”


ABC NEWS and "Primetime Thursday: The Nuclear Smuggling Project"

ABC News and PJ Productions, “Jesus and Paul: The Word and the Witness”

David Appleby and The University of Memphis, "Hoxie: The First Stand" on PBS

HBO/Cinemax Reel Life, Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes, "The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt"

Louisiana Public Broadcasting, "Louisiana: Currents of Change"

MSNBC, “National Geographic Ultimate Explorer: Liberia: American Dream?”

NBC News, Dateline, "A Pattern of Suspicion"

NPR and Radio Diaries, "Mandela: An Audio History"

WBAP-AM, Dallas, "JFK 40"

WCNC-TV, Charlotte, "Medicaid Dental Centers Investigation"

WFAA-TV, Dallas, "State of Denial"

WGBH-TV, Boston, "Frontline: Truth, War and Consequences" on PBS

WGBH-TV, Boston, "Frontline: Ghosts of Rwanda" on PBS


ABC News, "Nightline: Tip of the Spear"

CBS News, David Martin and Mary Walsh, for coverage of national security

HBO and Maysles Films Inc., "LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton"

KBCI-TV, Boise, Idaho, "Shake-Up at City Hall"

KHOU-TV, Houston, "Evidence of Errors"

KMGH-TV, Denver, Colorado, "Honor and Betrayal: Scandal at the Academy"

NPR, for coverage of the war in Iraq

WESH-TV, Orlando, for coverage of the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster

WGBH-TV, Boston, "Frontline: A Dangerous Business" on PBS

WGBH-TV, Boston, "Frontline": Failure to Protect; "The Taking of Logan Marr"; "The Caseworker Files"; and "A National Dialogue" on PBS

WGBH-TV, Boston, "Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero" on PBS

Whitney Dow and Marco Williams, “POV: Two Towns of Jasper” on PBS

WTVF-TV, Nashville, Tennessee, "Friends in High Places"


ABC News Television and Radio for coverage of 9/11 and "Answering Children's Questions"

ABC News, "Nightline: Heart of Darkness"

CNN en Español and Jorge Gestoso, "La Doble Desaparecida"

Court TV and Lumiere Productions, "Ghosts of Attica"

HBO, "In Memorium: New York City, 9/11/01"

KPBS-TV, San Diego, and Lee Harvey, "Culture of Hate: Who are We?"

NBC News and Martin Fletcher,  for coverage of the Isreali-Palestinian conflict

NPR, for coverage of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan

POV, Tasha Oldman and Small Town Productions, "The Smith Family" on PBS

WBUR-FM, Boston, "Surviving Torture: Inside Out"

WCVB-TV, Boston, "Chronicle: Beyond the Big Dig"

WFAA-TV, Dallas, Brett Ship and Mark Smith, "Fake Drugs, Real Lives"

WGBH-TV, Boston, Steeplechase Films and Sierra Club Productions, "American Experience: Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film" on PBS

Gold Baton

WGBH-TV, Boston, "Frontline," for a series of seven programs on PBS about the origin and impact of terrorism by Islamic militants


ABC News, Terence Wrong and Peter Bull, "Hopkins 24/7"

CBS News, David Martin and Mary Walsh, for reporting on national security on "CBS Evening News" and "60 Minutes II"

CBS News, Steve Kroft, and Leslie Cockburn, "60 Minutes: America's Worst Nightmare?"

CBS News and Steve Hartman, "CBS Evening News: Everybody Has Story"

CNN, Nic Robertson and Jonathan Miller “Northern Ireland: Dying for Peace”

Court TV, "The Interrogation of Michael Crowe"

KCBS-TV, Los Angeles, and Randy Paige, "Poison Paint"

KIRO-TV, Seattle, "Why the Orcas of Puget Sound Are Dying"

KOLD-TV, Tucson, and Chip Yost, "Exploding Patrol Cars?"

NPR and Peter Overby for campaign finance coverage

Palfreman Film Group and WGBH-TV, Boston, "Frontline/Nova: Harvest of Fear" on PBS

WABC-TV, New York, Jim Hoffer and Daniela royes, "Caught Off Guard"

WNYC Radio, New York, and Beth Fertig "The Edison Schools Vote"


ABC News, "Nightline: AIDS in Africa"

CBS News, "CBS Evening News: Armed America"

Crowing Rooster Arts, New York, "Abandoned: The Betrayal of America's Immigrants" on WGBH-TV

KHOU-TV, Houston, "Deadly Tires?"

KXLY-TV, Spokane, and Tom Grant, "Public Funds, Private Profit"

Insight News TV, London, Sorious Samura and CNN Productions, “Cry Freetown"

NBC News, "Dateline: The Paper Chase"

NPR, "Radio Expeditions"

Steeplechase Films, "New York: A Documentary Film" on PBS

WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, and Laurie Quinlivan, for the I-Team stadium investigation

WGBH-TV, Boston, "Frontline: John Paul II: Millennial Pope" on PBS

Gold Baton

American RadioWorks, "Massacre at Cuska" on NPR


ABC News and Diane Sawyer, "20/20: The Unwanted Children of Russia"

CBS News and Bob Simon, "60 Minutes II: The Shame of Srebrenica"

CNN and Candy Crowley, for coverage of the impeachment and trial of President Bill Clinton

Stanley Nelson, "The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords" on PBS

New England Cable News, Newton, Mass., for in-depth reporting

PBS, "POV: If I Can't Do It"

SoundVision Productions, Berkeley, "The DNA Files" on NPR

WGBH-TV, Boston, "Frontline: The Triumph of Evil" on PBS

WMTW-TV, Auburn, Maine & Christine Young for investigative reports on the Christian Civic League

WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, "Guarding the Guardians"

KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City, and Chris Vanocur for investigative reporting on the Olympics’ bribery scandal

Youth Radio, Berkeley, "Emails from Kosovo" on NPR

Gold Baton

Public Affairs Television, “Facing the Truth with Bill Moyers"


ABC News and Ted Koppel, "Nightline: Crime and Punishment"

CBS News and Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes: Investigation of the International Pharmaceutical Industry"

CBS News, Eric Engberg and Vince Gonzales, "CBS Evening News: Tomb of the Unknowns"

Dan Collison, Rebecca Perl and Tom Jennings, "This American Life: Scenes from a Transplant" on PRI

Independent Television Service, Raymond Henderson and Tony buba, "Struggles in Steel: A Story of African American Steelworkers"

PBS, Laura Angelica Simón and Tracey Trench, "POV: Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary"

Thirteen/WNET, New York, and Vanessa Roth, "Taken In: The Lives of America's Foster Children"

WBBM-TV, Chicago, and Carol Marin, "Coverage of Congressman William Lipinski Campaign"

WEWS-TV, Cleveland, and Bill Shiel, "Final Mission"

WMAQ-TV, Chicago, "Strip Searched at O'Hare"

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, and Stuart Watson for a series of investigate reports on military medicine

Gold Baton

WGBH-TV, Boston, "NOVA: Everest: The Death Zone"; "The Brain Eater"; "Supersonic Spies"; "China's Mysterious Mummies"; "Coma"


ABC News, "Primetime Live: Debt Reckoning"

Blowback Productions, "CIA: America's Secret Warriors"

CBS News, "CBS Reports: Enter the Jury Room"

Center for New America Media, "Vote for Me: Politics in America"

KCET-TV, Los Angeles, California, "The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century"

KTCA-TV, St. Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota, "NewsNight Minnesota: Unisys"

KUSC Radio, Los Angeles, "Marketplace" on Public Radio International

NBC News and Scripps Howard News Productions, "Why Can't We Live Together?"

Public Broadcasting Service, "An American Nile"

WABC-TV, New York, "Room 104: The Overcrowding Crisis"

Wisconsin Public Television, "Welcome to Poverty Hollow"

Gold Baton

WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, "Frontline: Murder, Money and Mexico, "Frontline: The Choice 96," "Frontline: Secret Daughter," "Frontline: Innocence Lost: The Plea"


SILVER BATON ABC News, "Nightline: The State vs. Simpson: The Verdict," "Nightline: Journey of a Country Doctor," "Nightline: Town Meeting: Thou Shall Not Kill"

GOLD BATON Brian Lapping Associates, "Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation" on The Discovery Channel and the BBC

SILVER BATON CBS News, "60 Minutes: Punishing Saddam," "60 Minutes: Too Good to be True"

SILVER BATON HBO, "America Undercover: High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell," and "The Celluloid Closet"

SILVER BATON KREM-TV, Spokane, Washington, "The Wenatchee Child Sex Ring"

SILVER BATON NBC News, "Dateline: Class Photo"

SILVER BATON Norman Corwin and Mary Beth Kirchner for "Fifty Years After 14 August" on NPR


SILVER BATON NPR and Anne Garrels for coverage of the former Soviet Union

SILVER BATON Public Broadcasting Service, "Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud"

SILVER BATON Radio Smithsonian for "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was" on PRI

SILVER BATON WFAA-TV, Dallas, Texas, For investigate reporting

SILVER BATON WGBH, Frontline, "Shtetl" on PBS


ABC News, "Turning Point: Of Human Bondage: Slavery Today"

ABC News, "World News Tonight: American Agenda: Medicine Man / Vanishing Breed: Political Waters"

Blackside Inc., "America's War on Poverty" on PBS

Brian Lapping Associates, London, United Kingdom, "Watergate" on The Discovery Channel

NPR for political coverage

PBS, "Frontline: School Colors"

PBS, "P.O.V., The American Documentary Inc. "Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter"

PBS, "The American Experience: The Battle of the Bulge; FDR; and The Way West"

PBS, "When Billy Broke His Head...and Other Tales of Wonder"

WMAL-AM, Washington, D.C., for "American History -- The Disney Version"

WTVJ-TV and Kerry Sanders, Miami, Florida, "Coverage of Haiti"

WXYZ-TV, Detroit, Michigan, "Target 7: Michigan's Secret Soldiers"

Gold Baton

Daniel Schorr, his career spans CBS News, CNN and NPR


GOLD BATON ABC News, "World News Tonight: Coverage of Haiti by Linda Pattillo," "American Agenda: Women's Health Week," "Day One: Smoke Screen," "Turning Point: Inside the Struggle: The Amy "Biehl Story," "Peter Jennings Reporting: While America Watched--The Bosnia Tragedy"

SILVER BATON Blackside Inc., "The Great Depression" on PBS

SILVER BATON CBS News, "60 Minutes: Semipalatinsk"

SILVER BATON Charles Kuralt, for reporting on CBS News, "Sunday Morning"

SILVER BATON CNN, Coverage of the Moscow Uprising

SILVER BATON Michael Skoler and NPR for coverage of Rwanda

SILVER BATON NPR for coverage of South Africa

SILVER BATON PBS, "Frontline: Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo"

SILVER BATON Video Verite, "I am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School" on HBO

SILVER BATON WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, Minnesota "Missing the Beat"

SILVER BATON WGBH, "Frontline: Innocence Lost: The Verdict" on PBS

SILVER BATON Wisconsin Pubic Television, "My Promised Land: Bernice Cooper's Story"on PBS

SILVER BATON WTVS-TV, Detroit, Michigan "The Last Hit: Children and Violence"


SILVER BATON ABC News, "20/20: The Gift of Life"

SILVER BATON CNN, Coverage of Bosnia

SILVER BATON ETC Films, Barbara Kopple, "Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson" on NBC

GOLD BATON Fred Friendly, winner for his lifetime contribution to the ethics and practice of journalism

SILVER BATON KRON-TV, San Francisco, "In the Shadow of the Wall"

SILVER BATON M.W. Productions, KQED "Harry Bridges: A Man and His Union"

SILVER BATON PBS, "Move Over: Women and the '92 Campaign"

SILVER BATON PBS, "The Pacific Century"

SILVER BATON WBAI/Pacifica Radio for "Massacre: The Story of East Timor"

SILVER BATON WBFF-TV, Baltimore, Maryland, "Justice on Trial/The Lost Generation/Walking Wounded"

SILVER BATON WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, "Frontline," The Best Campaign Money Can Buy

SILVER BATON WPLG-TV, Miami, Florida, “Armed Enemies of Castro”

SILVER BATON WTVJ-TV, Miami, Florida The Coverage of Hurricane Andrew


SILVER BATON ABC News, "Nightline" Coverage of the Los Angeles Riots

SILVER BATON Bill Leonard, former producer at CBS News and director of the duPont Awards

SILVER BATON CBS News, "60 Minutes: Made in China"

SILVER BATON David Grubin Productions and KERA-TV, Dallas, Texas, "The American Experience: LBJ" on PBS

SILVER BATON HBO, "Abortion: Desperate Choices" (America Undercover)

SILVER BATON KCNC-TV, Denver, Colorado, "Erin's Life"

SILVER BATON KSTP-TV, St. Paul, Minnesota, "Who's Watching the Store"

SILVER BATON KTTV-TV, Los Angeles, California, "Cops on Trial: The Rodney King Case"

SILVER BATON Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Baton Rouge, Louisiana "Louisiana Boys"

SILVER BATON Lucky Duck Productions and Nickelodeon, "Nick News: W/5"

GOLD BATON National Public Radio, "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," Coverage of Clarence Thomas Nomination Hearings, Coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and Aftermath, Voices from the Backstairs, American Folklife Radio Project, and The Case Against Women: Sexism in the Court

SILVER BATON WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Made in the USA?"

SILVER BATON WCVB-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, "Chronicle" and Environmental Reporting

SILVER BATON WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, "Frontline: Who Killed Adam Mann?"


SILVER BATON ABC News, Peter Jennings, "A Line in the Sand: War or Peace?", "World News Tonight: Children in Crisis" and "World News Tonight: War in the Gulf: Answering Children's Questions"

SILVER BATON CNN, Peter Arnett's Reports from Baghdad

SILVER BATON KBDI-TV, Denver, Colorado, Carolyn Hales, Tierra O Muerte: Land or Death

SILVER BATON KPIX-TV, San Francisco, Richard Saiz, California, "Wards of the State"

SILVER BATON KWWL-TV, Waterloo, Iowa, "Cloud of Concern"

SILVER BATON National Public Radio for coverage of the Gulf War

SILVER BATON PBS, Friends of Le Chambon, Pierre Sauvage, "Weapons of the Spirit"

SILVER BATON PBS, Frontline: High Crimes and Misdemeanors

GOLD BATON PBS, Public Affairs Television, Bill Moyers, "After the War," "The Home Front," "Beyond Hate," "Amazing Grace"

SILVER BATON WETA-TV and Florentine Films, Ken Burns, "The Civil War"

SILVER BATON WFAA-TV, Dallas, Texas, Coverage of the Gulf War

SILVER BATON WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, "Frontline: Innocence Lost"

SILVER BATON WTBS-TV, National Geographic Society, "Explorer: The Urban Gorilla"


SILVER BATON ABC News, "Peter Jennings Reporting: From the Killing Fields"

SILVER BATON Blackside Inc., "Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads"

SILVER BATON CBS News, "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" for human stories behind the fall of Communist governments

SILVER BATON Exit Films, Cambridge, Massachusetts, "Near Death"

SILVER BATON Helen Borten and National Public Radio for "Horizons: And Justice for All"

SILVER BATON KCBS-AM, San Francisco, California, for coverage of the earthquake

SILVER BATON KING-TV, Seattle, Washington, "Critical Choices: America's Health Care Crisis"

SILVER BATON KQED-TV, San Fransciso, California, Scott Pearson and Lewis Cohen, "Express: Shield for Abuse"

SILVER BATON NBC News, "NBC Nightly News: Tragedy at Pine Ridge"

SILVER BATON P.O.V. and WTVS-TV, "Who Killed Vincent Chin?

SILVER BATON WCBD-TV, Charleston, South Carolina, Coverage of Hurricane Hugo

GOLD BATON WGBH-TV and Martin Smith Productions, "Frontline: Inside Gorbachev's USSR with Hedrick Smith"

SILVER BATON WJLA-TV, Washington D.C., "NFL Drug Testing: Illegal Procedure"

SILVER BATON WKYC-TV, Cleveland, Ohio, Dick Feagler for nightly commentaries


SILVER BATON ABC News and Koppel Communications, "The Koppel Report: Tragedy at Tiananmen--The Untold Story"

SILVER BATON Byron Harris and WFAA-TV, Dallas, Texas, "Other People's Money"

SILVER BATON CBS, Television and Radio Coverage of China

SILVER BATON CNN, Coverage of China

SILVER BATON Gardner Films and WETA, Washington, D.C., "Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land" on PBS

SILVER BATON KCET-TV, Los Angeles, California, "For the Sake of Appearances," and "Expecting Miracles"

SILVER BATON Kentucky Educational Television, "On Our Own Land"

SILVER BATON Maryland Public Television, Owings Mills, Maryland, "Other Faces of AIDS"

SILVER BATON National Public Radio, "AIDS and Black America: Breaking the Silence"

SILVER BATON WBRZ, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, "The Best Insurance Commissioner Money Can Buy"

SILVER BATON WJXT, Jacksonville, Florida, "Crack Crisis: A Cry for Action"

GOLD BATON WGBH and Frontline: "Remember My Lai," "The Spy Who Broke the Code," "Who Profits From Drugs?," "The Choice," and "Children of the Night"


SILVER BATON ABC News, "Nightline: In the Holy Land"

SILVER BATON CBS News, Coverage of the Persian Gulf by Alen Pizzey

GOLD BATON Gold Baton: CBS News, "60 Minutes"

SILVER BATON KING-TV, Seattle, Washington, "Looking for Lincoln"

SILVER BATON NBC News, "A Conversation with Mikhail Gorbachev"

SILVER BATON Nina Totenberg and National Public Radio, Coverage of the Supreme Court Nominations

SILVER BATON Public Affairs Television and Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc., "Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers"

SILVER BATON WCAX-TV, Burlington, Vermont, "The Politics of Pollution"

SILVER BATON WCVB-TV, Needham, Massachusetts, "We the Jury"

SILVER BATON WSMV-TV, Nashville, TN, for investigative reporting by Erin Hayes

SILVER BATON WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C. "Thurgood Marshall: The Man"

SILVER BATON WWOR-TV, Secaucus, New Jersey, "For the I-Team"


SILVER BATON ABC News, "20/20: By His Father's Hand: The Zumwalkts"

GOLD BATON Blackside, Inc., Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

SILVER BATON CBS News, "48 Hours on Crack Street"

SILVER BATON Florence Films, "Huey Long"

SILVER BATON KMOV-TV, St. Louis, Missouri, "Sauget: City of Shame"

SILVER BATON NBC News, Robert Bazell, For Coverage of the AIDS epidemic

SILVER BATON Pam Zekman and WBBM-TV, Chicago, Illinois, For Investigative Reporting

SILVER BATON Roberta Baskin and WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C. For Investigative Reporting

SILVER BATON WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, Minnesota, For the I-Team

SILVER BATON WFAA-TV, Dallas, Texas, SMU Investigation

SILVER BATON WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, "Jacksonville's Roads: The Deadly Drive Home"

SILVER BATON WLAP Radio, Lexington, Kentucky, "Passing On the Secret of Sexual Abuse"

SILVER BATON WPLG-TV, Miami, Florida, "Florida: State of Neglect"


SILVER BATON ABC News with Ted Koppel, "45/85"

GOLD BATON CBS News, "CBS Reports: The Vanishing Family--Crisis in Black America"

SILVER BATON Chedd-Angier Production Company and The Documentary Consortium, "Frontline: Sue the Doctor? on PBS

SILVER BATON Drew Associates and PBS, "For Auction: An American Hero"

SILVER BATON KING-TV, Seattle, Washington, "Washington 2000"

SILVER BATON KTUL-TV, Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Tulsa's Golden Missionary"

SILVER BATON KYTV-TV, Springfield, Missouri, For outstanding reporting by Erin Hayes

SILVER BATON NBC News, Investigative Reporting on NBC Nightly News

SILVER BATON NBC Radio News, For coverage of the American raid on Tripoli

SILVER BATON WBZ-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, "Afghanistan: The Untold Story"

SILVER BATON WCBS-TV, New York, New York, "No Place to Call Home"

SILVER BATON WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, Minnesota, "State of Texas vs. Steven Lynn Fossum"

SILVER BATON WMAQ-TV, Chicago, Illinois, "Cicero: Community of Controversy"


GOLD BATON ABC News, "Nightline: South Africa"

SILVER BATON Cable News Network and IMAGO, Ltd., "Iran: In the Name of God"

SILVER BATON CBS News, "CBS Evening News: Afghanistan: Operation Blackout"

SILVER BATON Chris-Craft Television Productions and Churchill Films, "Down for the Count--an Inside Look at Boxing"

SILVER BATON Desert West News, Tuscon, Arizona, For a series of radio reports on the American Sanctuary Movement

SILVER BATON KNX Radio, Los Angeles, California, "Assignment 84/85"

SILVER BATON Nancy Montoya and KGUN-TV, Tuscon, Arizona, For outstanding reporting

SILVER BATON NBC News, "The Real 'Star Wars'--Defense in Space"

SILVER BATON WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Coverage of the MOVE siege

SILVER BATON WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, Minnesota, "The Moore Report"

SILVER BATON WDVM-TV, Washington, DC, Investigation of Dr. Milan Vuitch

SILVER BATON WNET-TV, New York, New York, and PBS, "The Brain"


SILVER BATON ABC News, "Nightline"

SILVER BATON ABC News, "World News Tonight: US-USSR: A Balance of Powers"

SILVER BATON Brian Ross and Ira Silverman, Outstanding investigative reporting on NBC News

SILVER BATON CBS News, "60 Minutes: Lenell Geter's in Jail"

SILVER BATON KOSU Radio, Stillwater, Oklahoma, "Selling the Public Spectrum"

SILVER BATON KRON-TV, San Francisco, California, "Climate of Death"

SPECIAL INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION AWARD: Medvideo, Ltd. and Group W, "Whispering Hope: Unmasking the Mystery of Alzheimer's"

Special Independent Production Award: Quest Productions and PBS, "The First Fifty Years: Reflections on US-Soviet Relations"

SILVER BATON Suburban Cablevision, Avenel, New Jersey, "Right to Know: Hillside: A Desegregation Story"

SILVER BATON The Documentary Consortium and PBS “Frontline: Mind of a Murderer”

SILVER BATON WGBH-TV and PBS, Boston, Massachusetts, "Vietnam: A Television History"

SILVER BATON WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Florida, "The Smell of Money"

SILVER BATON WJZ-TV, Baltimore, Maryland, "Baby Boom: The Pig in the Python"


SILVER BATON CBS News, "60 Minutes: Good Cop, Bad Cop; Honor Thy Children; and Go Park It in Tokyo"

SILVER BATON John Camp and WBRZ, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, For investigative reporting

SILVER BATON KCTS-TV, Seattle, Washington and Face to Face Productions, "Rape: Face to Face"

SILVER BATON KRON-TV, San Francisco, California, "The War Within"

SILVER BATON National Public Radio, "The Most Dangerous Game: Nuclear Face-off in Europe"

SILVER BATON NBC News, "News Overnight"

SILVER BATON Richard Threlkeld, Status Reports on "ABC World News Tonight"


SILVER BATON Terry Drinkwater, Cancer Reports on "CBS Evening News"

SILVER BATON WBBM-TV, Chicago, Illinois, "Killing Crime: A Police Cop-Out"

SILVER BATON WMAQ-TV, Chicago, Illinois, "Unit 5: The Chicago Police Investigations"

SILVER BATON WSMV-TV, Nashville, Tennessee, "Innocent Shame: The Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse"

SILVER BATON WTCN-TV, Minneapolis, Minnesota, "Herpes is Forever"


SILVER BATON ABC News, "Closeup: The Gene Merchants"

SILVER BATON ABC News, "Viewpoint"

SILVER BATON CBS News, "CBS Reports: People Like Us"

SILVER BATON Chester Panzer and WJLA-TV, Washington DC, For Air Florida crash coverage

SILVER BATON Dallas Townsend and CBS Radio, "World News Round-Up"

SILVER BATON Gannett Broadcasting Group, "Epidemic! Why Your Kid is On Drugs"

SILVER BATON KAIT-TV, Jonesboro, Arkansas, "The Economics of Water"

SILVER BATON KMTV-TV, Omaha, Nebraska, "McClelland Care Facility"

SILVER BATON KNXT-TV, Los Angeles, California, for Investigative Reporting

SILVER BATON KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, Utah, For Probe Five investigating reporting

SILVER BATON SPECIAL INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION AWARD: Robert Richter and WNET-TV New York, New York "For Export Only: Pesticides and Pills"

SILVER BATON WMAQ-TV, Chicago, Illinois, "All the King's Horses"

SILVER BATON WPLG-TV, Miami, Florida, "Human Cargo"


SILVER BATON ABC News, "America Held Hostage: The Secret Negotiations"

SILVER BATON CBS News, Charles Kuralt, “Sunday Morning”

SILVER BATON CBS News, Dan Rather, "CBS REPORTS: The Defense of the United States"

SILVER BATON David Productions and ABC News, "CLOSEUP: Can't it Be Anyone Else?"

SILVER BATON KCTS-TV, Dr. Willard Gaylin, "Hard Choices"

SILVER BATON National Public Radio, "Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown"

SILVER BATON Robert Spencer and WTTW-TV, Chicago, Illinois, "Six O'clock and All's Well"

SILVER BATON SPECIAL INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION AWARD: KTEH-TV, San Jose, California and John Else, "The Day After Trinity"


SILVER BATON WBBM-TV, Chicago, Illinois, "Election Night Coverage"

SILVER BATON WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dave Moore, The Moore Report

SILVER BATON WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, "WORLD"

SILVER BATON WPLG-TV, Miami, Florida, "The Billion Dollar Ghetto"


SILVER BATON ABC News, "The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage"

SILVER BATON Ed Bradley and CBS News, "CBS Reports: Blacks in America: With All Deliberate Speed?"

SILVER BATON Group W and KYW-TV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; WBZ-TV, Boston, Massachusetts; WJZ-TV, Baltimore Maryland for I-Team Investigations

SILVER BATON Mississippi Center for Educational Television, Jackson, Mississippi, "William Faulkner: A Life on Paper"

SILVER BATON National Public Radio, "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition"

SILVER BATON Perry Miller Adato and WNET-TV, New York, New York, "Picasso: A Painter's Diary"

SILVER BATON Red Cloud Productions and WGBY-TV, Springfield, Massachusetts, "Joan Robinson: One Woman's Story"

SILVER BATON Roger Mudd and CBS News, “CBS Reports: Teddy

SILVER BATON Rueven Frank and NBC News, "White Paper: If Japan Can...Why Can't We?

SILVER BATON Special Independent Production Award: Carol Mon Pere, Sandra Nichols and KTEH-TV, San Jose, California "The Battle of Westlands

SILVER BATON Special Tribute: Walter Cronkite

SILVER BATON Walter Jacobson and WBBM-TV, Chicago, Illinois, "Perspectives"

SILVER BATON WLS-TV, Chicago, Illinois and Chicago Sun-Times, "The Accident Swindlers"


ABC News, "Closeup: Arson: Fire for Hire!" and "World News Tonight: Second to None?"

Bill Moyers, for outstanding reporting on CBS News and WNET-TV, New York

CBS News, "CBS Reports: The Boat People" and "60 Minutes"

KCTS-TV, Seattle, "Do I Look Like I Want to Die?"

KDFW-TV, Dallas, for investigative reporting

KUTV-TV, Salt Lake City, "Clouds of Doubt"

KXL Radio, Portland, "The Air Space -- How Safe?"

WGBH-TV, Boston, "WORLD: F-16: Sale of the Century" on PBS

WHA-TV, Madison, Catalyst Films and Wisconsin Educational Television Network, "An American Ism: Joe McCarthy"


Associated Press Radio, "The New South: Shade Behind the Sunbelt"

KOOL-TV, Phoenix, Burt Kennedy, “Water: Arizona's Most Precious Resource”

KPIX-TV, San Francisco, Robert Klein and Richard Hart, “Laser Con-Fusion”

National Geographic Society and WQED-TV, Pittsburgh, “The Living Sands of Namib”

NBC News, Robert Rogers and Garrick Utley, “NBC News Reports: Africa's Defiant White Tribe”

WBBM-TV, Chicago, Illinois, Gail Sikevitz, Scott Craig, Jim Hatfield, and Mort Crime for documentary reporting

WFAA-TV, Dallas, Texas, Byron Harris for investigative report

WGBH-FM, Boston, "Banned in Chelsea"

WGBH-TV, Boston and William Cran, “WORLD: Chachaji: My Poor Relation” and John Angier, “NOVA: The Final Frontier”

WMHT-TV, Schenectady, “Capital Punishment: Inside Albany”

WPLG-TV, Miami and Clarence Jones for investigative reporting

Special Award: Richard Salant


Group W and Paul Wilkes, “Six American Families”

KCET-TV, Los Angeles, “28 Tonight,”

KGW-TV, Portland, “The Timber Farmers”

NBC News, “Human Rights: A Soviet-American Debate” and “NBC Reports: The Struggle for Freedom”

Walter Cronkite and the “CBS Evening News”

WBBM-TV, Chicago, Scott Craig and Bill Kurtis, “Once a Priest”

WFAA-TV, Dallas “Clear and Present Danger”

WNET-TV, New York and WETA-TV, Washington D.C., “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report” for “Carter’s Energy Plan,” “Woodward-Bernstein: Frost Interview,” and “Korea and Congress: the Scandal So Far”

WNET-TV, New York “The Police Tapes”


No Awards


KNBC, Burbank, California, Don Harris, “Prison Gangs”

NBC Nightly News andTom Pettit for a series on feeding the poor

NPR, All Things Considered

WBTV, Charlotte, for news and documentary programming

WCCO, Minneapolis, Minnesota, David Moore, “Moore on Sunday”

WCCO-Radio, Minneapolis, for news and documentary programming

WGBH, Boston,  Roger Fisher, “Arabs and Israelis”

WHEC, Rochester and Warren Doremus, “The Riots Plus Ten Years”

WKYC, Cleveland and Brian Ross, “Teamster Power”

WPLG, Miami and Clarence Jones, for crime reporting


ABC News, Av Westin, "Close-Up"

CBS News, Don Hewitt, “60 Minutes”

KFWB Radio, Los Angeles, "SLA 54th Street Shootout"

KNXT, Los Angeles, “Why Me?”

NBC News, Fred Freed, “The Energy Crisis”

NBC News, Series of Reports on Feeding the Poor

National Public Affairs Center for Television, “Washington Week in Review”

National Public Affairs Center for Television, Watergate coverage

WNET-TV, New York and Frederick Wiseman, “Juvenile Court”

TVTV and WNET, New York and David Loxton, “The Lord of the Universe”

WKY-TV, Oklahoma City and Bob Dotson, “Through the Looking Glass Darkly”

WPVI-TV, Philadelphia, “Public Bridges and Private Riches”


ABC News and Arthur Holch, “Inquiry: Chile: Experiment in Red"

CBS News, Irv Drasnin, “CBS News Reports: You and the Commercial"

Group W, Dick Hubert and Rod MacLeish “And the Rich Shall Inherit the Earth"

KGW-TV, Portland, Oregon, Pete Maroney, "Death of a Slideshow"

KNX Radio, Los Angeles, California, for editorials on important community issues

NBC News and Robert Northshield, “The Sins of the Fathers”

National Public Affairs Center for Television and Elizabeth Drew, "Thirty Minutes With..."

WBBM-TV, Chicago, Illinois, Judy Muntz, Jim Hatfield, and Lee Phillip, "The Rape of Paulette"

WTIC-TV, Hartford, Connecticut, Jean Sablon and Bard Davis "The Nine-Year-Old in Norfolk Prison"


Mike Wallace for outstanding reporting on CBS News "60 Minutes"

CBS News, Perry Wolff, Robert Markowitz, and Charles Kuralt, "CBS Reports: ...But What If the Dream Comes True?”

Group W, Dick Hubert and Paul Altmeyer, “The Search for Quality Education”

KERA-TV, Dallas, for outstanding coverage of the 1972 political campaigns

National Public Affairs Center for Television, for coverage of the 1972 political campaigns

NBC News and Fred Freed, “White Paper: The Blue Collar Trap”

WABC-TV, Richard Thruston Watkins, "Like It Is: Attica -- the Unanswered Questions"

WNET-TV, New York, and Tony Batten, “The 51st State: Youth Gangs in the South Bronx”

WNJT-TV, Trenton, New Jersey, Ken Stein and John Dimmer, “Towers of Frustration: Assignment: New Jersey”

WTVJ-TV, Miami, “The Swift Justice of Europe” and “A Seed of Hope”


CBS News, John Sharnik and Eric Sevareid, "Justice in America"

Group W, George Moynihan and Susan Garfield, “All The Kids Like That: Tommy’s Story”

KUTV, Salt Lake City, Richard Spratling, Diane Orr and Fred Edwards, "Warriors Without A Weapon"

NBC News, William B. Hill and Tom Pettit, “First Tuesday: The Man from Uncle (Sam)" and "The FBI”

NBC News, Martin Carr, “White Paper: This Child is Rated X”

WABC-TV, Geraldo Rivera, “Drug Crisis in East Harlem”


Kenneth A. Cox

CBS News, Ernest Leiser; Russ Bensley; John Laurence, “Charlie Company”

National Educational Television and Frederick Wiseman, “Hospital”

NBC News and Fred Freed, “White Paper: Pollution is a Matter of Choice”

WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, “Grunt's Little War”

WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, Dick Cheverton and Herb Thurman, “Our Poisoned World”



Dr. Everett C. Parker

KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, California, “The Slow Guillotine”

KQED, San Francisco, for local coverage of the 1968 political campaigns

National Educational Television and Public Broadcast Laboratory, “Defense and Domestic Needs: The Contest for Tomorrow”

NBC News, “First Tuesday: CBW (Chemical-Biological Warfare): The Secrets of Secrecy”

WRKL Radio, Mount Ivy-New City, NY for outstanding coverage of the 1968 political campaigns

WSB-TV, Atlanta, Georgia “Investigation of Organized Crime”


The duPont Awards arrived at Columbia University.

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No Awards


No Awards


Cecil Brown

KTWO-TV, Casper

WBBM-TV, Chicago

WCCO Radio, Minneapolis

WFMB-TV, Indianapolis

WHCU Radio

WRVR Radio, New York


WFTV, Orlando

WRCV-TV, Philadelphia


Louis M. Lyons

WFBM Radio, Indianapolis



Howard K. Smith

KVOA-TV, Tucson

WFMT Radio, Chicago


Martin Agronsky

KING-TV, Seattle

KPFK Radio, Los Angeles


Edward P. Morgan

KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh

WAVZ Radio, New Haven


David Schoenbrun

KOLN-TV, Lincoln

WNTA-TV, Newark


David Brinkley

KLZ-TV, Denver

WSNY Radio, Schenectady


Clifton Utley

KARD-TV, Wichita

KRON-TV, San Francisco


Chet Huntley

KNXT-TV, Los Angeles

WFMT Radio, Chicago


Howard K. Smith

WICC Radio, Bridgeport

WTIC Radio, Hartford


Eric Sevareid

KGAK Radio, Gallup

WHAS Radio, Louisville


Pauline Frederick

WBZ Radio and WBZ-TV, Boston

WOI-TV, Ames, Iowa


Gerald W. Johnson

WBNS-TV, Columbus

WMT Radio, Cedar Rapids


Joseph C. Harsch

WCAU Radio and WCAU-TV, Philadelphia

WEEI Radio, Boston


John Cameron Swayze

AVZ Radio, Hartford

WFIL-TV, Philadelphia


Morgan Beatty

WNOX Radio, Knoxville

WPIX-TV, New York

WWJ Radio, Detroit

Special Program Award: American Broadcasting Company and Association


Henry J. Taylor

KLZ Radio, Denver

WLS Radio, Chicago


Edward R. Murrow

WBBM Radio, Chicago

WFIL Radio, Philadelphia


Elmer Davis

WHO Radio, Des Moines

WFIL Radio, Philadelphia


Lowell Thomas

KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh

WNAX Radio, Yankton


H.V. Kaltenborn

WJR Radio, Detroit

WTAG Radio, Worcester


Raymond Gram Swing

WLW Radio, Cincinnati

WMAZ Radio, Macon


Fulton Lewis Jr.

KGEI Radio, San Francisco


Staff and Jury


Lisa R. Cohen
Director, duPont Awards/Professional Prizes; Adjunct Associate Professor
[email protected]

Abi Wright
Executive Director, Professional Prizes
[email protected]

Max Pearl

Program Administrator

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Jaden Edison, CJS '22

Emily Russell, CJS '22

Evan Solis, CJS '22



Mark Whitaker, Author, Contributing Correspondent, CBS News Sunday Morning, Former Executive, CNN Worldwide; NBC News; Newsweek, Jury Chair

Nina Alvarez, CBS Asst Professor, International Journalism/Director of Global Journalism, Columbia Journalism School.

David Bauder, National Media Writer, Associated Press

Andy Bowers, Former Correspondent NPR; Executive, Slate; Co-Founder Panoply Media

Ann Cooper, Professor Emerita Columbia Journalism School; Correspondent NPR

Lee Kamlet, Former Dean Quinnipiac University; Former Producer ABC News/NBC News

Shelagh Leahy, Former Executive WGBH; MSNBC; CNN.

Geraldine Moriba, SVP, The Grio; Former Executive CNN, NBC; Documentary Filmmaker

Pam Hogan, Documentary Filmmaker, Former Executive, PBS



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