2003 NATIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD WINNERS

The Radio-Television News Directors Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

OVERALL EXCELLENCE

TV Network
CBS News, New York, NY

TV Large Market
KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA

TV Small Market
KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK

Radio Network
ABC News Radio, New York, NY

Radio Large Market
WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, WI

Radio Small Market
KFDI-FM/KFTI-AM, Wichita, KS

NEWSCAST

TV Network
NBC Nightly News, New York, NY
"The Arrest of the Snipers"

TV Large Market
WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX
"News 8 Update: Church Bus Crash"

TV Small Market
WCAX-TV, South Burlington, VT
"Newscast"

Radio Network
ABC News Radio, New York, NY
"ABC News Radio: 11 AM Information Network Newscast"

Radio Large Market
WMAL-AM, Washington, DC
"WMAL News at 8"

Radio Small Market
KFDI-FM/KFTI-AM, Wichita, KS
"5 pm News, June 7"

SPOT NEWS COVERAGE

TV Network
NBC Nightly News, New York, NY
"Tornadoes"

TV Large Market
WTTG-TV, Washington, DC
"Sniper Attack"

TV Small Market
KYTV, Springfield, MO
"December Tornado"

Radio Network
ABC News Radio, New York, NY
"ABC News Radio: Miners Trapped"

Radio Large Market
WTOP-AM, Washington, DC
"Serial Sniper"

Radio Small Market
WATD-FM, Marshfield, MA
"An Escaped Convict in Duxbury"

CONTINUING COVERAGE

TV Network
NBC Nightly News, New York, NY
"Skating Controversy"

TV Large Market
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
"Colorado Wildfires"

TV Small Market
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS
"Carr Case Coverage"

Radio Network
CBS Radio News, New York, NY
"DC Sniper"

Radio Large Market
WMAL-AM, Washington, DC
"Sniper Attacks"

Radio Small Market
KFDI-FM/KFTI-AM, Wichita, KS
"Carr Murder Trial"

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

TV Network
Dateline NBC, New York, NY
"Mystery on Highway 47"

TV Large Market
WMAQ-TV, Chicago, IL
"Code Blue, Code Red"

TV Small Market
KVBC-TV, Las Vegas, NV
"Blind Faith"

Radio Network
WNYC, New York Public Radio, New York, NY
"NPR's On the Media: Commercials That Masquerade as News. Case in Point: The World Business Review"

Radio Large Market
WBBM-AM, Chicago, IL
"Day Care Criminals: A Day Care Licensing Investigation"

FEATURE REPORTING

TV Network
CBS News, New York, NY
"The Wranglers"

TV Large Market
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA
"Gifts of Life (Kris' Legacy)"

TV Small Market
KXLY-TV, Spokane, WA
"Extending the Limit...Rocket Guy"

Radio Network
National Public Radio, Washington, DC
"Matt Savage: Jazz Pianist"

Radio Large Market
KGO-AM, San Francisco, CA
"Voices of 9/11...Remembering Lauren"

Radio Small Market
Regional Radio Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania
"The Courage to Face Fear"

SPORTS REPORTING

TV Network
NBC Today, New York, NY
"Ted Williams Remembered"

TV Large Market
WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, MI
"Through Jimmy's Eyes"

TV Small Market
KFOX-TV, El Paso, TX
"The Unreal Deal"

Radio Network
CBS Radio News, New York, NY
"Olympic Preview"

Radio Large Market
WBAL-AM, Baltimore, MD
"Amer Sports Too"

Radio Small Market
WVPE-FM, Elkhart, IN
"Women's Football"

NEWS SERIES

TV Network
Univision, Miami, FL
"Disposable Kids"

TV Large Market
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA
"War of Words"

TV Small Market
WDAY-TV, Fargo, ND
"Baby Evan"

Radio Network
CBS Radio News, New York, NY
"Changed Forever"

Radio Large Market
KFYI-AM, Phoenix, AZ
"Dying in the Desert"

Radio Small Market
WNOX-AM/FM, Knoxville, TN
"Cynthia Barker Story"

NEWS DOCUMENTARY

TV Network
CBS, New York, NY
"9/11"

TV Large Market
New England Cable News, Newton, MA
"Where Love Lives"

TV Small Market
WGBA-TV, Green Bay, WI
"Packer Zone: The House That Green Bay Built"

Radio Network
Outright Radio, Tucson, AZ
"Out on the Rez: Stories From Gay Native America"

Radio Large Market
WBEZ-FM, Chicago, IL
"House of Pain"

Radio Small Market
KOSU-FM, Stillwater, OK
"Tar Creek: An Environmental Disaster"

USE OF SOUND

Radio Network
Living On Earth/National Public Radio, Cambridge, MA
"New Mexico Sound Art"

Radio Large Market
WBAL-AM, Baltimore, MD
"Induction Day"

Radio Small Market
KVOR-AM, Colorado Springs, CO
"Fallen Firefighters"

VIDEOGRAPHY

TV Network
NBC Dateline, New York, NY
"Death in the Desert"

TV Large Market
WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX
"Fire Fliers"

TV Small Market
KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA
"Garage Band"

WRITING

TV Network
CBS News, New York, NY
"Steve Hartman: Everybody Has a Story"

TV Large Market
WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN
"Kevin Rader Composite"

TV Small Market
KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV
"Rob Piercy Reports"

Radio Network
ABC News Radio, New York, NY
"ABC News Radio: Keith Olbermann Speaking of Everything"

Radio Large Market
KOMO-AM, Seattle, WA
"McPhee McGift"

Radio Small Market
WATD-FM, Marshfield, MA
"Writing Samples From Ed Perry"

WEB SITE

TV Network
CBS News, New York, NY
"cbsnews.com"

TV Large Market
WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL
"TBO.com: WFLA-TV and Tampa Bay Online"

TV Small Market
WQAD-TV, Moline, IL
"WQAD.com"

Radio Large Market
WTOP-AM, Washington, DC
"www.wtopnews.com"

Radio Small Market
New Hampshire Public Radio, Concord, NH
"NHPR.ORG and MyNH.ORG"