Both of these meticulously reported local investigations from WVUE-TV reporter Lee Zurik exposed government corruption, historic and contemporary, in Louisiana. The tireless reporting also got results. “Hiding Behind the Badge,” Zurik’s 20-part series about campaign finance fraud and kickbacks resulted in powerful law enforcement officials and a local businessman facing federal jail time. In “Dirty Deeds” Zurik uncovered a 75-year old oil lease deal signed by Huey Long that swindled state tax payers out of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues. Well-written and produced with excellent graphic elements, the stories also included online web videos and extensive historical documentation.