"CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Katie Couric and "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon were among the big names who made acceptance or introductory speeches.
Stories about Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the hero pilot of U.S. Airways flight 1549, were among the big winners. They included "Saving Flight 1549," Katie Couric's "60 Minutes" interview with Sullenberger and the jet's crew, for outstanding interview.
On stage with the "60 Minutes" producers and editors, Couric said, "It was such an honor for all of us to be involved in this story and to deliver a story with a happy ending," Broadcast & Cable reports.
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