PBS NewsHour’s 2016 series The End of AIDS? named recipient of NAS 2017 Communication Award

Washington, DC (July 27, 2017) — The PBS NewsHour series The End of AIDS? today was named the recipient of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2017 Communication Award in the Film/Radio/TV category.

Produced in collaboration with Science magazine and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the series brought viewers to six places throughout the world that represent 25% of the world’s HIV-infected population — highlighting the stunning successes already achieved, as well as the significant social, economic and political barriers that may keep the finish line beyond reach. Recently nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award in the Outstanding Science, Medical and Environmental Report category as well as a recipient of an Association of Health Care Journalists award in the Public Health (large) category, the series included a digital component that shows the human faces behind the policies and leads viewers to the watch all six parts.

Winners will be honored at a ceremony in DC in September.

About the PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, with additional support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, National Science Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.