Couric Wins Walter Cronkite Award
She was given the award for Special Achievement for National Impact on the 2008 Campaign.
The award was given by Reliable Resources, a group run out of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California. It's mission statement says "Reliable Resources was created to help generate conversation and ideas on improving broadcast political coverage. Broadcast news, network and local, has declined significantly as a primary source for campaign news. Our project seeks to design and distribute tools which would make political news enlightening, informative and exciting to local and network broadcasters."
"These Cronkite Award winners prove that thoughtful, informative political coverage can also make for gripping television," said USC Annenberg professor Martin Kaplan, director of the School's Norman Lear Center, which has administered the biennial awards honoring the distinguished broadcast journalist and longtime CBS anchor Walter Cronkite since 2000.
Here's a complete run of Couric's video with Palin.
- Colo. senator who pushed for gun control may lose job
- 6/18: Officials say NSA stopped over 50 potential terror attacks; Hi-tech giant creates next generation of Edisons
- Couple's steamy romance e-books save their home
- David Coleman Headley: Terror sleeper agent foiled by NSA
- Innovative Ariz. class turns students' dreams into reality
- Two teens stranded 8,000 feet up on cliff rescued by chopper
- Couple reeling from recession rewrites story, publishes romance novels
- Officials say NSA programs stopped over 50 potential terror attacks
- SCOTUS: States can't require voters to prove citizenship; Couple reeling from recession publishes novels
- President Obama defends decisions on surveillance and Syria
- Ghost army: How a group of artists helped win WWII
- Iran's new president-elect seen as bridge-builder
- Colo. state senator faces recall after passage of gun control law
- Okla. tornado survivor finds dog buried alive under rubble
- Parents of mentally ill child may have averted mass shooting
- Hi-tech giant spends millions to create next generation of Edisons