Four Silver Batons for pubcasting newsies

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Jihad: The Men and Ideas Behind Al Queda,” a documentary funded by CPB’s America at a Crossroads initiative, is one of four pubcasting programs to win 2008 duPont-Columbia Awards. During an awards ceremony to be held Jan. 16, the competition’s silver batons will also be presented to This American Life for a report by Alix Spiegel on the discrimination faced by a Muslim family after 9/11; NPR and Daniel Zwerdling for investigative reporting on the treatment of Iraq War veterans suffering from serious psychiatric post-traumatic stress injuries; and to producers of “Through Deaf Eyes,” a PBS documentary on the deaf community in the United States. Descriptions of each of the winning programs are posted here.