2004 Murrow National Awards

The Radio-Television News Directors Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

Radio Network/Syndication Service

Continuing Coverage: CBS Radio News, America at War
Feature Reporting: ABC News Radio, The Wiggles
Investigative Reporting: National Public Radio, Iraqi Village Bombed
News Documentary: ABC News Radio, It's a Gay Thing! An ABC News Exploration
News Series: CBS Radio News, Orange Alert
Newscast: ABC News Radio, 10am Information Network Newscast
Overall Excellence: CBS Radio News
Sports Reporting: CBS Radio News, Baseball in Beijing
Spot News Coverage: CBS Radio News, Saddam Captured
Use of Sound: CNNRadio, Urban Chicken Coops
Website: MissouriNet, Jefferson City, MO, www.missourinet.com
Writing: ABC News Radio, Rest of the Story: Bar Mitzvah in the Dark

Television Network/Syndication Service

Continuing Coverage: NBC Nightly News, David Bloom Reports on the War in Iraq (NBC and MSNBC)
Feature Reporting: ESPN, ESPN Sportscenter: Picking Up Butch
Investigative Reporting: Dateline NBC, Do No Harm - Sulzer Hip Implants
News Documentary: ABC News, Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy
News Series: Univision, Mis Padres, Mis Verdugos (My Parents, My Tormentors)
Newscast: ABC News, World News Tonight
Overall Excellence: CBS News
Sports Reporting: ESPN, ESPN Sportscenter: Picking Up Butch
Spot News Coverage: CBS Evening News, First Day of War
Videography: Univision, En Busca de Un Milagro (In Search of a Miracle)
Website: MSNBC, www.msnbc.msn.com
Writing: CBS News, Everybody Has A Story

Television Large-Market

Continuing Coverage: WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, Hepatitis Outbreak
Feature Reporting: KUSA-TV, Denver, Devil's Head Blizzard
Investigative Reporting: KDFW-TV, Dallas, Classroom Confidential
News Documentary: WFAA-TV, Dallas, War Stories
News Series: KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, If These Walls Could Talk
Newscast: KCNC-TV, Denver, News 4 at 10
Overall Excellence: KARE-TV, Minneapolis
Sports Reporting: KARE-TV, Minneapolis, Troy Bell
Spot News Coverage: WTVF-TV, Nashville, TN, Helpless Home: The N.H.C. Nursing Home Fire
Videography: XETV, San Diego, Handicap Filmmaker
Website: News 14 Carolina, Charlotte, NC, www.news14charlotte.com
Writing: KOMO-TV, Seattle, Sharify's Stories

Television Small-Market

Continuing Coverage: KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS, The Money Trail
Feature Reporting: WTVR-TV, Richmond, VA, Miracles
Investigative Reporting: KBCI-TV, Boise, ID, Shake-Up at City Hall
News Documentary: News 8 Austin, Austin, TX, News 8 Explores: Child Abuse
News Series: KARK-TV, Little Rock, AR, Singleton Execution
Newscast: WSAV-TV, Savannah, GA, News 3 at 6
Overall Excellence: KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA
Sports Reporting: WTVC-TV, Chattanooga, TN, Dave's Diamond Darlings
Spot News Coverage: KELO-TV, Sioux Falls, SD, Tornado Tuesday
Videography: KARK-TV, Little Rock, AR, Credit Report
Website: Capital News 9, Albany, NY, www.capitalnews9.com
Writing: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, Foxfield, Crozet Murder, Mafia Man

Radio Large-Market

Continuing Coverage: KMOX-AM, St. Louis, American Airlines Abandons St. Louis
Feature Reporting: KSL-AM, Salt Lake City, Camping at Wal-Mart
Investigative Reporting: KOA-AM, Denver, Emergency Alert: Flawed System
News Documentary: Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ-FM), Speaking of Sex: Spirit and Body Willing
News Series: WBAL-AM, Baltimore, America at War: Stories from the Homefront
Newscast: KGO-AM, San Francisco, KGO Morning News
Overall Excellence: WCBS-AM, New York
Sports Reporting: KGO-AM, San Francisco, Giddy Up
Spot News Coverage: KIRO-AM, Seattle, Escaped Convict
Use of Sound: WINS-AM, New York, The War with Iraq
Website: KSL-AM, Salt Lake City, www.ksl.com
Writing: WBAL-AM, Baltimore, The Week Gone By

Radio Small-Market

Continuing Coverage: WRVA-AM, Richmond, VA, Hurricane Isabel
Feature Reporting: WATD-FM, Marshfield, MA, The $10 Million Yard Sale
Investigative Reporting: South Dakota Public Radio (KUSD-FM), Vermillion, SD, Black Hills Hydrology
News Documentary: Vermont Public Radio (WVPR-FM), Colchester, VT, Howard Dean: The Vermont Years
News Series: WILL-AM, Urbana, IL, Smile Healthy!
Newscast: CKGL-AM, Kitchener, ON, 570 News
Overall Excellence: KFDI-FM/KFTI-AM, Wichita, KS
Sports Reporting: WMSI-FM/WQJQ-FM, Jackson, MS, Vintage Baseball
Spot News Coverage: WGY-AM, Albany, NY, The Capsizing of the Stellamare
Use of Sound: WMSI-FM/WQJQ-FM, Jackson, MS, Soldiers' Story
Website: WBLL-AM, Bellefontaine, OH, www.peakofohio.com
Writing: WATD-FM, Marshfield, MA, Ed Perry Compilation

Website Non-Broadcast

Over 200,000: Washington Post, Washington, www.washingtonpost.com
Under 200,000: Belo Interactive, Dallas, www.AldiaTx.com