The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" won an Emmy Award last night in the category of Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for a series of reports by Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian that exposed how officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs tried to cover-up the true risk of suicide among veterans.
Investigative Producer Pia Malbran was responsible for the series along with Senior Producer for the investigative unit Keith Summa, Executive Producer for the CBS Evening News Rick Kaplan, assisted by associate producer Ariel Bashi and editors Craig Crawford, Matt Turek and Catherine Landers.
Three Emmys also were won by "60 Minutes" for reports into:
Disposal of America's electronic waste
A look at then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson
Rape as a weapon in the Congo
Sunday Morning won an Emmy for Jeff Greenfield's historic look at Robert F. Kennedy on the eve of the 40th anniversary of his death.
Remembering RFK's Legacy
"The diversity of subject matter for which CBS News won awards is indicative of our strength and leadership in every area of journalism," said CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus.
Excerpts of the veteran suicide coverage:
Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans
Veteran Suicides: How We Got The Numbers
Congress Vows Action On Vets' Suicides
VA Admits Vet Suicides Are High
VA Says E-mail Was "Poorly Worded"
VA Official Grilled About E-Mails
Soldier Suicide Attempts Skyrocket
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