Silver batons go to five public broadcasting projects

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Five public broadcasting projects won 2011 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards. The silver batons are among the most prestigious honors in broadcast journalism.

PubTV and radio winners are:

— KCET, Los Angeles, for “Up In Smoke,”
“Protected or Neglected: Workplace Safety” and “Hung Out to Dry?”
— NPR and Laura Sullivan for “Bonding for Profit.”
—  P.O.V. and Geoffrey Smith for “The English Surgeon.”
— West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Trey Kay for “The Great Textbook War,” distributed by PRX.
— WGBH, Frontline and reporter/videographer Najibullah Quraishi, for reporting on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 20 at Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library. Here’s a list of all the winners.