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.
- Okla. tornado survivor finds dog buried alive under rubble
- Parents ask why Okla. schools don't have tornado shelters
- Storm spotter: Oklahoma tornado "a nightmare"
- Man killed in brutal London attack
- CBS News goes undercover in a Bangladesh clothing factory
- Survivors pulled from Okla. school hit by tornado
- 5/21: Tornado in Moore, Okla., was an EF5, the most powerful there is
- 5/22: Residents return to tornado-ravaged neighborhoods; Undercover in a Bangladesh clothing factory
- Oklahoma family narrowly escaped death during tornado
- Injured third-grade teacher tells of trying to protect students
- Oklahoma tornado survivor: "Everything is gone"
- Oklahoma family tells amazing story of survival
- Residents return to tornado-ravaged neighborhoods
- Undercover in a Bangladesh clothing factory
- Friend implicates Boston bombing suspect in triple homicide
- Poignant images capture tornado's emotional aftermath