Based on David K. Shipler’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, this two-hour documentary stunningly translates history and emotion into a documentary account of the stalemate between Palestinians and Jews in Israel. Shipler was the principal writer and narrated the broadcast, which was exceptionally well-written. Robert Gardner produced the program, carefully balancing the testimony of Arabs and Jews. WETA provided editorial guidance and helped organize financial support for this PBS production.
Investigative reporter Byron Harris and his station led the way in covering the Savings and Loan failures beginning in 1987 and culminating in this outstanding hour-long report. They took the time to explore all the important angles and connections in this complicated story, the kind that broadcast journalists often avoid as either too boring or too difficult. This program proves otherwise. It is fast paced and fascinating and goes to the heart of America’s politics, business and values.
This hour-long documentary focused on the disproportionate impact of AIDS on black and Hispanic populations. It carefully explored the reasons behind the disparity, as well as why AIDS has not been successfully prevented in those segments of the Maryland population. Not stopping with the problem, the broadcast examined local efforts to control the epidemic.
George Strait, John Grassie, Suki Jacobson, Tim Pugh, Bill Bealmear, Bill Dukes, Lou Goldberg, Bill Mixter, Bob Bryan, Sue Hannon, Thom Wolf, Don Barto, Ed Haupt, Mark Roumelis, Kimberly Anne Wilson, Dave Weaver, Millicent Williamson, Everett L. Marshburn
This half-hour documentary about a campaign by a group of Kentucky landowners against an old form of mining rights is an excellent example of responsible advocacy journalism. For several years, Appalshop, a creative arts workshop in Whitesburg, followed the landowners’ efforts from confrontations with mining company officials to mountain songfests to legislative sessions. This program aired originally on Kentucky Educational Television and has been shown on WNET.
This hour-long investigative report shows the consistently strong commitment of the station and its news division to uncovering administrative corruption in Louisiana. John Camp dissected the contributions behind the election of Richard Green, who promised to end corruption in the insurance industry if elected state insurance commissioner. When Green won, and promptly aided his friends in the auto insurance business, WBRZ unraveled the web of Green’s favoritism.