CBS News mobilized 50 of its top reporters and producers over an August weekend and came away with this award-winning news special. In a first-person, gritty story-telling style, this unblinking, streamside look at drug life in America--from the squalor of New York’s Times Square to business-suited Wall Street and New Jersey’s pristine suburbs--captures the raw reality of the problem that concerns more Americans than either unemployment or world peace. In addition, the success of this team effort breathes new hope into a form many feared was near death --the television documentary. This is riveting and important television, which points the way for the future of longer-format news coverage.
CREDITS: Lance Venardos, Lew Allison, Steve Glauber, William H. Willson, Kyle Good, Ira Sutow, Margery Baker, Jude Dratt, Patrice Fletcher, Joe Halderman, Lori Hillman, Judith Hole, Donna Inserra, Carolyn Kresky, Elena Mannes, Marikay Mead, Maurice Murad, Bill Nieves, George Osterkamp, John Reade, Roxanne Russell, Lisa Sanders, David Schneider, Jane Schulberg, Bill Skane, Nancy Solomon, Howard Stringer, Mary Walsh, Tom Yellin, Roberto Alvarez, Aubrey Barnard, Skip Brand, Ray Bribiesca, Skip Brown, Joe Duncan, Carl Gilman, Alan Hand, Steve Jackson, Julian Krajewski, Keith Kulin, Norman Lloyd, Mike Marriott, Mike McEachern, Pat O'Dell, Art Smith, Steve Smith, Mirek Snopek, David Adams, Bert Canaie, Chris Crummett, Tommy Byrne, Tom Conner, Wayde Duncan, Huxley Galbraith, Anthon Higgins, Otto Kennedy, Brian Lacey, Paul Lederman, Jim Lieu, Tony Long, Martin Lopez, Brian Nolan, Paul Sedia, Martha Smith, Jennifer Snopek, Jim Thale, J. W. Womack, Craig Anderson, Mark Brodie, Ed Danko, Andy Finkelstein, Bob Green, Frank Hodnett, Walt Leiding, Randy Levine, Warren Lustic, Tom McEneny, Celia Michaels, Mark Reilly, Bob Reingold, Jerry Siegel, Andy Soto, Joan Turturro, Wendy Wang, Nora Gerard, Paul Fischer, Amy Bernstein, Louise Colon, Ann Goodman, Sarah Morton, Billy Lee, Ned Steinberg, Penelope W. Ashman, Mary Rosenfeld, Virginia Garity, Bill Loftus, Renee Weinstein, Edd Kalehoff, David Seeger, Joan Richman