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CBS Evening News wins 2012 Murrow Award

(CBS News) The CBS Evening News has won a 2012 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award in the Video Investigative Category. The awards honor excellence in electronic journalism.

Read the full list of 2012 Murrow Award winners

CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, producer Chris Scholl and editor Matt Tureck took home the prize for won for Gunwalker. In the gunwalker case, ATF agents say they were ordered to allow thousands of weapons to be sold to suspected suppliers for Mexico's drug cartels. The idea of letting so many guns "walk" onto the street was apparently to see where they would turn up and go after the major cartel kingpins instead of the smalltime weapons traffickers.

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In all, CBS News won four 2012 RTNDA Murrow Awards. The "60 Minutes" report "The Garden of the Queen"won in the Video Feature Reporting category. CBS Radio News won the Overall Excellence Award for the sixth year in a row. Radio also took home the award for Best News Series: 9/11 Ten Years Later.

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