ABC News was awarded eight Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, it was announced on Monday. Among the awards, ABC News was recognized with the "Overall Excellence Award" and "World News with Charles Gibson" won for best feature reporting.
ABC News also won in the category of Spot News, for "Good Morning America's" coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse led by GMA news anchor Chris Cuomo and Dan Harris.
ABC News was recognized for Investigative Reporting for "20/20: 'Prescription for Error.'" The two-part investigation, led by Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, examined the underreported epidemic of pharmacy errors in America's major drug store chains.
ABC News dominated the television network category, winning for "Overall Excellence" and half of the 12 broadcast categories. "World News with Charles Gibson" was recognized with two awards, more than any other evening newscast. The broadcast won for feature reporting for "Children of War." Correspondent Dan Harris reported on the difficult life of an Iraqi student and how his life changed after ABC News aired his story. "World News" also was recognized for videography for "Key to the World: Kiribati."
ABC News won for best Documentary, "To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports." The groundbreaking documentary was ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff's first on-air reporting since being severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. In the prime-time report, Woodruff recounted the incredible story of his severe wounding and amazing but painstaking yearlong recovery. The first-of-its-kind documentary examined the signature injury of this war – traumatic brain injury – and resulted in congressional hearings, changing the national debate on veteran's care.
ABC News Radio won two awards in the radio network category. "Massacre at Virginia Tech" was for continuing coverage. "A Reason to Cheer" was recognized for sports reporting; its subject was the show of support at Virginia Tech in the new school year as the football team, the Hokies, took to the field.
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