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CNBC Receives DuPont For Wal-Mart Doc

CNBC has received a 2006 DuPont-Columbia University broadcast news award for its popular documentary “The Age of Wal-Mart.” “At an awards ceremony on January 18, 2006, at Columbia University, CNBC’s ‘The Age of Wal-Mart’ team will be presented with silver batons, a symbol for excellence in television and radio journalism,” the network said in a P.R.

David Faber, Glen Rochkind, Lori Gordon, and the entire team that created this extraordinary documentary poured their hearts and souls into it and greatly deserve this recognition,” David Friend said…

> Update: 3:48pm: “Reporter David Faber wove a comprehensive story about the tremendous growth and frugal corporate philosophy of the world’s largest company, building on unprecedented access to Wal-Mart and its CEO Lee Scott,” DuPont said in presenting the award. “The business insights of Faber and the CNBC team permeated this detailed exposition of Wal-Mart’s competitive advantage.” The award goes to: “David Faber, reporter; Lori Gordon, producer; David Faber, Lori Gordon, Glen Rochkind, writers; Patrick Ahearn, editor; Wendy Lehman, coordinating producer; Angel Perez, director of photography; Glen Rochkind, executive producer.”

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