From the iconic exchanges between Katie Couric and Sarah Palin – to the dramatic story of one of the army’s most successful recruiters – to a local news team uncovering an underworld of prescription drugs, the 2010 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards once again honor the best in broadcast journalism. Host Maria Hinojosa goes behind-the-scenes with award-winning reporters and producers to examine how their stories came to be and why they continue to be impactful.
The 2010 awards also bring a number of highlights: for the first time, Katie Couric goes on the record about her memorable interviews with Sarah Palin. In addition, six local television stations were awarded the silver baton – the highest number of local reports to win in more than two decades. And 2010 is the first year in which the duPont Awards recognized a web-based production – in the form of Jonathan Togovnick’s multimedia effort that tells the harrowing stories of rape survivors from the Rwandan genocide.
Watch TELLING THE TRUTH – THE BEST IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM – an insightful look into the work of reporters and producers as they uncover injustice and chase down important stories.