2000 Alfred I. duPont — Columbia University Awards in Television and Radio Journalism
Administered by Columbia University, the awards recognize excellence in television and radio broadcasting. This year's awards, announced on January 19, 2000, were given for work broadcast between July 1, 1998, and June 30, 1999.
|GOLD BATON||Bill Moyers and Public Affairs Television for Facing the Truth, a two-hour documentary about the aftermath of apartheid in South Africa (PBS)|
|Television Awards:||ABC News and Diane Sawyer for 20/20: The Unwanted Children of Russia, a segment about the neglect and abuse of handicapped children in Russian orphanages|
|CBS News and Bob Simon for 60 Minutes II: The Shame of Srebrenica, an account of the massacre of 8,000 Muslims by Serbs in 1995 during the Bosnian war|
|Frontline and WGBH-TV for The Triumph of Evil, a one-hour documentary about the massacre of 800,000 Tutsi people in 1994 by the Hutu majority in Rwanda (PBS)|
|CNN and Candy Crowley for coverage of the impeachment and trial of President Clinton|
|New England Cable News, Newton, Mass., for in-depth reporting on a wide range of subjects, including crime, breast cancer, and AIDS|
|KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City, and Chris Vanocur for investigative reporting on the OIympics bribery scandal|
|WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, for Guarding the Guardians, a series of investigative reports that revealed abuses by the guardians of elderly heiress Ruth Lilly|
|WMTW-TV, Auburn, Maine, and Christine Young for investigative reports on the Christian Civic League, an influential conservative lobbying group in Maine|
|Walter Brock and P.O.V. for If I Can't Do It, a one-hour documentary that profiled a severely disabled but independent man (PBS)|
|Stanley Nelson for The Black Press: Soldier without Swords, a history of black-owned newspapers in the United States (PBS)|
|Radio Awards:||Youth Radio, Berkeley, Calif., for E-Mails from Kosovo, a series of e-mail letters between a Californian high-school student and an Albanian schoolgirl in Kosovo (NPR)|
|SoundVision Productions, Berkeley, Calif., for The DNA Files, a nine-hour radio series about genetic science (NPR)|
Here are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about.