NewsHour, KPBS-TV honored for political coverage

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The PBS NewsHour and KPBS-TV in San Diego won 2011 Walter Cronkite Awards for Television Political Journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications. The NewsHour was honored among national network programs for its “thorough and balanced” coverage of key races in Nevada, Wisconsin and Florida. Judges praised correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff for “focusing on the issues, talking with real voters and letting the candidates explain themselves.”
KPBS topped the category for public stations with its profile of the County Board of Supervisors, lauded by judges as “an excellent explanation of how government works and doesn’t work.” The awards are presented on a biennial basis as proof that “thoughtful, informative political coverage that can also make for gripping television.”

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