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Posts Tagged ‘Gerald Loeb’

The Ticker: Cronkite, Ross, Todd

  • KAET-TV will become part of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication next week. The PBS station, which had been run by ASU’s Office of Public Affairs, will be the largest media organization operated by a journalism school in the world.

  • ABC’s Brian Ross took home a Gerald Loeb award Tuesday night for best investigative report for his story on black lung. “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine,” was produced in partnership with The Center for Public Integrity.

  • NBC’s Chuck Todd got the first TV news interview with new White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today. Earnest, a Missouri native, even worked in a Harry Truman reference. “I have a feeling we’re going to hear a lot more Harry Truman references from you,” said Todd.

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60 Minutes Honored With Two Gerald Loeb Awards

House of Cards.jpg60 Minutes was honored with two Gerald Loeb Awards at a New York ceremony earlier this week.

The program won both of the Loeb television prizes:

• The Television Breaking News award was given for a financial story by Steve Kroft, “House of Cards” (L. Franklin Devine and Jennifer MacDonald produced).

The Wasteland.jpg• The Television Enterprise Winner prize went to Scott Pelley‘s “The Wasteland”, which looked into the dumping of electronic waste (Solly Granatstein and Nicole Young produced). This is the “fifth major prize awarded to the story since it was broadcast last November,” according to a CBS press release.

The awards, presented by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, were established in 1957 by Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton.