Schorr Takes Top Honors at DuPont-Columbia Awards

From Associated Press

Daniel Schorr, National Public Radio’s senior news analyst, won the top honor at the 50th annual Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for broadcast journalism.

Schorr, whose celebrated coverage of Watergate for CBS News won him a spot on President Richard Nixon’s famous “enemies list,” worked for CBS for 23 years before joining CNN’s first news team. He began working for NPR 10 years ago.

The jury also awarded 12 Silver Batons for excellence in television and radio journalism for 1994-95 at an awards ceremony Thursday night at Columbia University. Among the winners:

* ABC News’ “Turning Point” for “Of Human Bondage: Slavery Today,” a report on three cases of modern slavery: children in rug factories in India, women held as prostitutes in the Amazon and homeless people at isolated farm work camps in North and South Carolina.

* Boston-based WGBH-TV’s “The American Experience” for three history programs on “The Battle of the Bulge,” “FDR” and “The Way West.”


* PBS’ “Frontline” and the Center for Investigative Reporting and Telesis Productions for “School Colors,” a special based on a yearlong study of students at Berkeley High School in California who are divided by race and ethnicity despite efforts to integrate them.

* ABC News’ “World News Tonight--American Agenda” for “Medicine Man,” “Vanishing Breed” and “Political Waters,” three segments exploring how medical cures and endangered species in Suriname and Costa Rican rain forests are affected by pollution and U.S. legislation.

* National Public Radio for political coverage of the 1994 elections and the growing power of Republicans in Washington, as reported on “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Weekend Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.”