NPR, eight stations honored with Murrows; Bob Edwards wins first for satellite radio

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NPR News, Mississippi Public Broadcasting and XM Satellite Radio’s Bob Edwards Show are winners of 2008 Edward R. Murrow Awards for radio network news coverage announced yesterday by RTNDA. New York’s WNYC-FM is the only pubradio outlet earning a national Murrow in the large-market radio division, but six pubcasters serving small markets receive RTNDA honors for excellence in electronic journalism. NPR’s winning reports are “Sexual Abuse of Native American Women” by Laura Sullivan and “Rescuing the Wounded: Iraq to Germany” by Guy Raz. MPB Radio wins with “Emmett Till Apology” and “Kids Write the Blues.” The award to former NPR host Bob Edwards, recognizing a documentary on homeless children, is the first Murrow that RTNDA has presented to a satellite radio broadcast.

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