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ABC, PBS Pick up WGA Awards

While “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Argo took home the big award at last night’s Writers Guild Awards, PBS and ABC News took home awards as well.

The lead writer at “ABC World News” Lisa Ferri and former ABC writer Joel Siegel (now the political editor at the New York Daily News) took home the award for best writing during a Regularly Scheduled Bulletin or Breaking News Report for their work on ABC’s breaking news coverage of the Aurora movie theater shooting.

In addition, ABC News Radio’s Darren Reynolds won for Best Regularly Scheduled or Breaking News Report in the Radio category. PBS won two awards: the Documentary Current events for the Frontline episode “Money, Power and Wall Street: Episode One” and the Documentary award for non Current Events for NOVA’s “The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time.” Also, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship won for Analysis, Feature or Commentary for “The Ghost of Joe McCarthy” on Moyers & Company.

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‘World News’ wins WGA Award

The Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 2010 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing. “World News with Charles Gibson, written by Lee Kamlet, Julia Kathan and Joel Siegel took top honors in the news category. In the News analysis category, Thomas M. Jennings won
for “A Private War: Expose: America’s Investigative Reports” on PBS’ “Bill Moyers Journal”.

The Ticker: Suze, NBR, Writers…

Suze_2.10.jpg > Slate’s James Scurlock writes about “a bottle-blond former waitress and self-described ’55-year-old virgin’ with a taste for the good life [who] became the financial messiah for millions of Americans…” That would be Suze Orman.

> Esquire doesn’t need no CNBC or FBN or even Bloomberg TV for their financial news. They’ll take PBS stalwart Nightly Business Report with Paul Kangas any day. “The faces are not usually made for TV. The brains, though, are made for sharp analysis and sober conjecture.”

> And who are the best writers in TV News? The WGA (East & West) presented their awards Saturday. ABC Weekend News’ Joel Siegel, Karen Mooney, and David Muir won in the regularly scheduled, bulletin or breaking report category. PBS’ Bill Moyers and Michael Winship won in the analysis, feature or commentary category for “Yankee Stadium and the New Gilded Age.”