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Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards Presented

Columbia University Hands Out Honors for Journalism Excellence 1/17/2008 04:40:00 AM Eastern

Columbia University gave out its Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for journalism excellence Wednesday night, with two primetime newsmagazines among the winners and Belo stations raking in three awards.

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards Silver Baton

CBS' 60 Minutes won for "The Mother of All Heists," while NBC's Dateline won for "The Education of Ms. Groves." Station winners were Belo’s KHOU-TV Houston, KMOV-TV St. Louis and WFAA-TV Dallas; KNOE-TV Monroe, La.; and WBBM-TV Chicago.

MSNBC also picked up an award for War Zone Diary.

The winners, picked from 510 entries, are listed below:

• CBS News for 60 Minutes: The Mother of All Heists;

• Chicago Public Radio, Alix Spiegel and PRI for This American Life: Which One of These Is Not Like the Others?;

• Florentine Films/Hott Productions and WETA-TV, Washington, D.C., for Through Deaf Eyes on PBS;

HBO, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg for The Trials of Darryl Hunt;

• KHOU-TV Houston for Rules of the Game;

• KMOV-TV St. Louis for Left Behind: The Failure of East St. Louis Schools;

• KNOE-TV Monroe, La., for Names, Ranks and Serial Plunder: The National Guard and Katrina;

• MSNBC and Richard Engel for War Zone Diary;

• NBC News for Dateline: The Education of Ms. Groves;

• NPR and Daniel Zwerdling for Mental Anguish and the Military;

• Paladin Invision, London and WETA Washington, D.C., for Jihad: The Men and Ideas Behind Al Qaeda on PBS;

• WBBM-TV Chicago for Fly at Your Own Risk; and

• WFAA-TV Dallas for Television Justice.

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