54 win Murrow Awards


Out of 3,459 entries, the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) has awarded 77 2008 Edward R. Murrow Awards to 54 news organizations. ABC News won a total of six in network television and CBS Radio five in network radio. At the station level, KGO-AM San Francisco, WBZ-AM Boston and WBAL-TV Baltimore each won two.

The Overall Excellence awards, requiring consistent demonstration of depth and scope in news coverage, went to ABC News in network television, CBS Radio News in network radio, KOMO-TV Seattle in large market television, WJAR-TV Providence in small market television, WBAL-AM Baltimore in large market radio and KFDI-AM & FM Wichita in small market radio.

Here is the complete list of winners.

2008 National Edward R. Murrow Winners

Television Network/Syndication Service

Overall Excellence: ABC News

Continuing Coverage: CBS News, Boots on the Ground

Feature: Hard News: ABC News, Children of War

Feature Reporting: CBS News, The Way Home

Investigative Reporting: ABC News, Brian Ross Investigates: Prescriptions for Error

News Documentary: ABC News, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports

News Series: ESPN Deportes, Sobrevivientes – Still Alive

Newscast: CBS News, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

Sports Reporting: ESPN, ESPN SportsCenter: Sister Andrea Jaeger

Spot News Coverage: ABC News, Minneapolis Bridge Collapse

Videography: ABC News, Key to the World: Kiribati

Website: CBS News, cbsnews.com

Writing: NBC News – The Today Show, American Story with Bob Dotson

Radio Network/Syndication Service

Overall Excellence: CBS Radio News

Continuing Coverage: ABC News Radio, Virginia Tech Shootings

Feature: Hard News: Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Emmett Till Apology

Feature Reporting: Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Kids Write the Blues

Investigative Reporting: NPR, Sexual Abuse of Native American Women

News Documentary: XM Satellite Radio, The Invisible: Children without Homes

News Series: NPR, Rescuing the Wounded: Iraq to Germany

Newscast: CBS Radio News, News on the Hour

Sports Reporting: ABC News Radio, A Reason to Cheer

Spot News Coverage: CBS Radio News, Virginia Tech

Use of Sound: CBS Radio News, Bob Barker Retires

Writing: CBS Radio News, Dave Ross

Television: Large Market

Overall Excellence: KOMO-TV, Seattle

Continuing Coverage: KGW-TV, December Storm

Feature: Hard News: WTHR-TV, Mission Complete

Feature Reporting: KYW-TV, Stephen McGowan

Investigative Reporting: KNBC-TV, Contaminated

News Documentary: WBAL-TV, Africa’s Maryland

News Series: WBAL-TV, A Clear Cut Case

Newscast: WHDH-TV, 7 News at 11

Sports Reporting: WCNC-TV, A League of Their Own

Spot News Coverage: KARE-TV, 35W Bridge Collapse

Videography: KUSA-TV, Scholl Videography Compilation

Website: WFAA-TV, WFAA.com Online Innovation

Writing: KOMO-TV, Sharify’s Stories

Television: Small Market

Overall Excellence: WJAR-TV, Cranston, RI

Continuing Coverage: WKRG-TV, Mobiles Makeover

Feature: Hard News: WLTX-TV, Filyaw’s Letters

Feature Reporting: News 10 Now, Syracuse, NY, Dr. Seuss Winter

Investigative Reporting: WLOX-TV, Home Sweet Meth Home

News Documentary: KTHV-TV, 50 Years: Central High Foundations of Freedom

News Series: WHAM-TV, A Wish Before Dying

Newscast: A-Channel Barrie, A Channel News at 6

Sports Reporting: KCCI-TV, One Week: Highway 5

Spot News Coverage: WSLS-TV, Virginia Tech Massacre Day 1

Videography: KVUE-TV, Seaholm Swan Song

Website: WSYR-TV, 9wsyr.com

Writing: News 12 Connecticut, David Springer Composite

Radio: Large Market

Overall Excellence: WBAL-AM, Baltimore

Continuing Coverage: KTAR-FM, Illegal Immigration

Feature Reporting: WNYC-FM, The Second Mom

Feature: Hard News: KGO-AM, The Golden Hour

Investigative Reporting: WTMJ-AM, Unlawful Restraint?

News Documentary: WBAL-AM, The Immortal Ironman

News Series: WBZ-AM, Teen Stress

Newscast: 710 KIRO AM, The Big Story @ 6

Sports Reporting: KMOX-AM, PlayBoys Pt. 4

Spot News Coverage: KRLD, North Texas Tornado

Use of Sound: KGO-AM, The Golden Hour

Website: WTOP-AM/FM, wtopnews.com

Writing: WBZ-AM, Carl Stevens

Radio: Small Market

Overall Excellence: KFDI-FM/KFDI-AM, Wichita, KS

Continuing Coverage: WVPS-FM, Climate Change

Feature Reporting: WFCR-FM, Love, War, and PTSD

Feature: Hard News: South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Fire Gel

News Documentary: WUOM-FM, Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riot

News Series: WSLU-FM, Farm to Farm, Family to Family

Newscast: WWL-AM/FM, Grand Jury Clears Doctor Charged with Killing Katrina Patients

Sports Reporting: WMSI/WQJQ-FM, British Baseball Fan

Spot News Coverage:KFDI-FM / KFTI-AM, Valley Center Explosion

Use of Sound: WRUF-AM, Game Security

Website: WAKR-AM, AkronNewsNow.com

Writing: WGLT-FM, Charlie Schlenker Compilation

Website Non-Broadcast Affiliated

Dallas Morning News, dallasnews.com