ABC, Couric Cop Murrows
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 7/6/2008 8:00:00 PM
ABC won six Edward R. Murrow Awards, including the award for overall excellence, from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the most of any network. CBS was second with four awards, including best newscast for the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, the least-viewed evening newscast and subject of much speculation by critics. NBC also won a Murrow. Fox does not enter the competition.
The RTNDA gave out 77 national and local awards. Also winning on the TV side were KOMO-TV Seattle for large-market stations, and WJAR Cranston, R.I., for small markets.
In addition to the overall award, ABC won for hard news, investigative reporting (Brian Ross' "Prescriptions for Error"), documentary (Bob Woodruff's "To Iraq and Back"), spot news coverage (Minneapolis bridge collapse) and videography.
The awards will be given out Oct. 13 in New York.
The award will allow Katie to go out on a high note, and it will help CBS save face. John Roberts, get ready for your close-up. (A Katie shift to a.m. would make good business sense for CBS, but would Couric go with the flow? She should. It''''s better than the alternative, because there may be no alternative.)
Adam Smith - 7/6/2008 1:18:00 AM EDT
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