1999 Alfred I. duPont — Columbia University Awards in Television and Radio Journalism

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

Administered by Columbia University, the awards recognize excellence in television and radio broadcasting. This year's awards, announced on January 20, 1999, were given for work broadcast between July 1, 1997, and June 30, 1998.

GOLD BATONNova, for five programs and consistently outstanding science reporting, as exemplified by: “Everest: The Death Zone,” “The Brain Eater,” “Supersonic Spies,” “China's Mysterious Mummies” and “Coma” (WGBH-TV, Boston)
Television Awards: ABC News Nightline and Ted Koppel for “Crime & Punishment,” a four-part series on how prisoners live in maximum-security prisons
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, and Bill Sheil for “Final Mission”
Mike Wallace and CBS News 60 Minutes, for an investigation of the international pharmaceutical industry
Eric Engberg, Vince Gonzales, and CBS Evening News: “Tomb of the Unknowns,” a seven-part series that helped identify the remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Raymond Henderson, Tony Buba, and Independent Television Service for Struggles in Steel: A Story of African-American Steelworkers (PBS)
Laura Angelica Simón, Tracey Trench, and P.O.V.: “Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary,” about the impact of California's immigration policy on a school
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, and Stuart Wilson for a series of investigative reports on military medicine
WBBM-TV, Chicago, and Carol Marin for coverage of Congressman William Lipinski's primary campaign
WMAQ-TV, Chicago, and Renee Ferguson for Strip-Searched at O'Hare
Vanessa Roth and Thirteen/WNET, New York, for Taken In: The Lives of America's Foster Children (PBS)
Radio Awards:Dan Collison, Rebecca Perl, Tom Jennings, and This American Life for “Scenes from a Transplant,” a radio documentary tracing the treatment of a cancer patient (Public Radio International)

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