Awards

 

The Alfred I. duPont – Columbia University Award

Silver Baton
FRONTLINE – 1984 Broadcast Season

Silver Baton
Sue the Doctor? (1986)

Gold Baton for FRONTLINE 1988-1989, highlighting the following programs:
The Choice (1988)
Remember My Lai (1989)
Who Profits from Drugs (1989)
Children of the Night (1989)
The Spy Who Broke the Code (1989)

Silver Baton
High Crimes and Misdemeanors (1990)

Silver Baton
Innocence Lost (1991)

Silver Baton
Who Killed Adam Mann? (1992)

Silver Baton
The Best Campaign Money Can Buy (1993)

Silver Baton
Innocence Lost: The Verdict (1993)

Silver Baton
Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo (1994)

Silver Baton
School Colors (1995)

Silver Baton
Shtetl (1996)

Gold Baton for FRONTLINE series 1996-1997, highlighting the following programs:
The Choice ’96 (1996)
Secret Daughter(1996)
Innocence Lost: The Plea (1997)
Murder, Money and Mexico (1997)

Silver Baton
The Triumph of Evil (1999)

Silver Baton
John Paul II: The Millenial Pope (1999)

Silver Baton
Harvest Of Fear (2001)

Gold Baton for FRONTLINE’s seven programs, broadcast post-Sept. 11, 2001, on the origin and impact of terrorism by Islamic militants:
Hunting bin Laden (9/13/01)
Target America (10/04/01)
Looking for Answers (10/09/01)
Trail of a Terrorist (10/25/01)
Gunning for Saddam (11/08/01)
Saudi Time Bomb? (11/15/01)
Inside the Terror Network (1/17/02)

Silver Baton
Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero (2002)
A Dangerous Business (2003)
Failure to Protect (2003)

Silver Baton
Truth, War and Consequences (2004)
Ghosts of Rwanda (2004)

Silver Baton
Secret History of the Credit Card (2005)
Al Qaeda’s New Front (2005)

Silver Baton
The Age of AIDS (2007)

Silver Baton
FRONTLINE/World: Children of the Taliban (2010)

Silver Baton
Behind Taliban Lines (2011)

Silver Baton
The Interrupters (2012)
Opium Brides (2012)

 

The George Foster Peabody Award

FRONTLINE – 1984 Broadcast Season

Crisis in Central America (Four-part series 1985)

The Choice ’88 (1988)

Waco: The Inside Story (1995)

The Choice ’96 (1996)

The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1996)

Washington’s Other Scandal (1998)

The Triumph of Evil (When Good Men Do Nothing) (1998)

The Lost Children of Rockdale County (1999)

Drug Wars (2000)

Shattered Dreams of Peace (2002)

A Dangerous Business (2003)

Cheney’s Law (2007)

The Madoff Affair (2010)

The Wounded Platoon (2011)

League of Denial (2013)

The Pulitzer Prize 2003

A Dangerous Business
This joint project involving The New York Times, FRONTLINE and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

 

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award

Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story
Abortion Clinic (1983)

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Scenic Designers
Crisis in Zimbabwe (1983)

Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story
Living Below the Line (1984)

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Film Editors
Living Below the Line (1984)

Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story
Cry, Ethiopia, Cry
(1984)

Outstanding Informational, Cultural, or Historical Programming
The Mind of a Murderer, Parts I & II (1984)

Outstanding Informational, Cultural, or Historical Programming
Captive in El Salvador (1984)

Outstanding Informational, Cultural, or Historical Programming
A Class Divided (1985)

Outstanding Informational, Cultural, or Historical Programming
The Lifer and the Lady (1985)

Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story
Men Who Molest (1985)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
Retreat From Beirut (1985)

Outstanding General Coverage of a Single Breaking News Story
Sue the Doctor?
(1986)

Outstanding Background of a Single Current Story
Holy War, Holy Terror (1986)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
Murder on the Rio San Juan (1988)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
In Search of the Marcos Millions (1988)

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Electronic Camera Persons
Yellowstone Under Fire (1989)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
High Crimes and Misdemeanors (1990)

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Researchers
High Crimes and Misdemeanors (1990)

Special Classification of Outstanding News and Documentary Individual Achievement
High Crimes and Misdemeanors (1990)

Outstanding General Coverage of a Single Breaking News Story
The Struggle for South Africa (1990)

Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story
Seven Days in Bensonhurst (1990)

Outstanding Achievement in a Craft: Writers
In the Shadow of Sakharov (1991)

Outstanding Achievement in a Craft: Writers
Don King Unauthorized (1991)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
Innocence Lost/When Children Testify
(1991)

Outstanding General Coverage of a Continuing News Story
Losing the War with Japan (1991)

Outstanding Informational or Cultural Programming
Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill:
Public Hearing, Private Pain (1992)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
In Our Children’s Food (1993)

Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story
The Kevorkian File (1994)

Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story
High Stakes in Cyberspace (1995)

Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story
The Choice ’96 (1996)

Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story
The Navy Blues (1996)

Outstanding Informational or Cultural Programming
Secret Daughter (1996)

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Directors
Angel on Death Row (1996)

Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story
Hot Guns (1997)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
The Triumph of Evil (1999)

Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story
Drug Wars (2000)

Outstanding Documentary on a Business Topic
The Wall Street Fix (2002-03)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
An Ordinary Crime (2002)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
The Burden of Innocence (2003-04)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form
Break-Ups/Bad Boys (2004)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
Secret History of the Credit Card (2004-05)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
The Torture Question (2005-06)

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story
The Storm (2005-06)

Outstanding Documentary on a Business and Financial Topic
Can You Afford to Retire? (2005-06)

Outstanding Arts, Lifestyle & Culture Programming for Broadband
Libya: Out of the Shadow (2006)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine
FRONTLINE/World: Iraq: Saddam’s Road to Hell (2006-2007)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism
Sex Slaves (2006-2007)

Outstanding Historical Programming
The Lost Year in Iraq (2006-2007)

Special Award to FRONTLINE for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking (2007)

Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming
The Undertaking (2007-2008)

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft Cinematography
The War Briefing (2008)

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Institutional
No One But You, Snow (2008)

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story — Long Form
Bush’s War (2008-2009)

Outstanding Documentary on a Business Topic
The Madoff Affair (2008-2009)

Oustanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine
Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground (2009-2010)

Oustanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story — Long Form
A Death in Tehran (2009-2010)

Oustanding Investigative Journalism — Long Form
The Warning (2009-2010)

Outstanding Promotional Announcement — Institutional
2010 Times Like These Fall Image Campaign (2011)

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
Syria Undercover (2012)

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
Revolution in Cairo (2012)

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
The Battle for Syria (2013)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine
Opium Brides (2013)

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story – Long Form
Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown (2013)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form
Big Sky, Big Money (2013)

Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form
The Interrupters (2013)

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form
Money, Power and Wall Street (2013)

Lifetime Achievement Award
David Fanning (2013)

 

The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award

Grand Prize
Living Below the Line (1984)

1st Prize Domestic Television
Bread, Butter, and Politics (1984)

1st Prize Domestic Television
Growing up Poor (1986)

1st Prize Domestic Television
Throwaway People (1990)

1st Prize Domestic Television
A Kid Kills (1992)

1st Prize Domestic Television
An Ordinary Crime (2002)

Grand Prize
Failure to Protect (2003)

1st Prize Domestic Television
The Plea (2004)

1st Prize International Television
Ghosts of Rwanda (2004)

Grand Prize
The New Asylums (2005)

1st Prize International Television
The Age of AIDS (2006)

1st Prize Domestic Television
Poor Kids (2013)

1st Prize Domestic Television
Rape in the Fields (2014)

The Overseas Press Club Awards

The Edward R. Murrow Award
Ambush In Mogadishu (1998)

The Edward R. Murrow Award
The Crash (1999)

The Edward R. Murrow Award
Return of the Czar (2000)

The Whitman Bassow Award
Heat (2008)

The Edward R. Murrow Award
Obama’s War (2009)

Best TV Interpretation or Documentary – International Affairs
Kill/Capture (2012)

Online Breaking News
Revolution in Cairo (2012)

Best Online Commentary
“In Assad’s Syria, There Is No Imagination” (2012)

David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award
Outlawed in Pakistan (2013)

The George Polk Award

Who’s Running This War? (1986)

The Great American Bailout (1991)

A Dangerous Business (2003)

Law and Disorder (2010)

Money, Power, and Wall Street (2012)

League of Denial (2013)

The Television Critics Association

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
1991-1992 Season

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
1992-1993 Season

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
1994-1995 Season

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
1995-1996 Season

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
2001-2002 Season

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
2002-2003 Season

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
2004-2005 Season

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
2005-2006 Season

 

Banff Television Festival

Grand Prize
Innocence Lost: The Verdict
(1993)

Best Social & Political Documentary
Innocence Lost: The Verdict (1993)

Special Jury Prize
Innocence Lost: The Plea (1997)

Sony International Critics Prize
Innocence Lost: The Plea (1997)

Best Social & Political Documentary
The Killer At Thurston High (1999)

Best Social & Political Documentary
Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero (2002)

Best Social & Political Documentary
Ghosts of Rwanda (2004)

Best Environmental Program
Heat (2008)

 

Sidney Hillman Prize Awards

A Class Divided (1985)

Innocence Lost: The Verdict (1993)

The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1996)

A Dangerous Business (2004)

Ghosts of Rwanda (2006)

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan (2011)

 

Journalism Alumni Association of the University of Southern California

Distinguished Achievement in Journalism Award – FRONTLINE (1995)

 

The San Francisco International Film Festival Award

1986 Special Jury Award
So You Want to Be President (1984)

1986 Special Jury Award
Memory of the Camps (1985)

Best of Category-Environmental
Murder in the Amazon (1989)

Best of Category-Current Affairs
Death of a Terrorist (1989)

Best of Category-Current Affairs
Seven Days in Bensonhurst (1990)

1991 Special Jury Award
In the Shadow of Sakharov (1992)

1992 Special Jury Award
The Choice ’92 (1992)

 

Writers Guild Awards

Documentary — Current Events
Flying Cheap (2011)

2012 Documentary — Current Events
Top Secret America (2011)

2012 Documentary — Other than Current Events
WikiSecrets (2011)

2012 News — Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report
Educating Sergeant Pantzke (2011)

2012 News — Analysis, Feature or Commentary
Doctor Hot Spot (2011)

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