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2008 Television

Public Service

FIRST PLACE
Larry Mendte, Monica Avery, Perry Casciato, Susan Schiller, CBS3
“Alex Scott Telethon”

Judge’s Comments: Incredibly moving. Obvious the team was inspired by the importance of the telethon to the families. Great use of testimonials from children to reinforce the Lemonade Stand. Most important, it served its purpose. I was judging a contest and at the end, I wanted to give to Alex’s Lemonade Stand!

Documentary

FIRST PLACE
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry, Stephanie Carson, Jim Barry, CBS3
“A Moment to Remember”

Judge’s Comments: A very touching piece. The interviews are well done, and the pictures and videos from Iraq really draw the viewer in.

News Story

FIRST PLACE
Will Elliott, Patrick Mairs, Micheline Boudreau, WHYY
“Stranded Whales”

Judge’s Comments: Good story; lots of info.

Opinion/Commentary/Review

FIRST PLACE
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry
“Iraq: Still Counting”

Judge’s Comments: This story really put the Iraq war in perspective. Very moving. It gets your attention. Great story.

Feature

FIRST PLACE
Larry Mendte, Eugene Bradford, Stephanie Carson, Jim Barry, CBS3
“Stephen McGowan”

Judge’s Comments: Stephen McGowan is both a heartbreaking and uplifting piece of storytelling. It has powerful sound, imagery and writing. Great work!

SECOND PLACE
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry, Jonelle Fabian, CBS3
“Alex’s Children”

Judge’s Comments: “Alex’s Children” is very inspirational. It allows the viewer to be invested in each child’s story. Strong writing and editing.

THIRD PLACE
Stephanie Aldrich, Zach Maupin, Micheline Boudreau, WHYY
“Goodwin Fire Company’

Judge’s Comments: This story is a good nats piece. The story flows well and has really good sound.

Investigative Journalism

FIRST PLACE
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry, Jim Barry, CBS3
“Courage to Come Forward”

Judge’s Comments: Riveting! Managed to take a story with an anonymous interview and a few newspaper clips and make it into a visual feast. The interview subject is powerful, and the subject is compelling. Excellent follow-up material.

Health/Science

FIRST PLACE
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry, Mike Teiper, CBS3
“Kara Mia”

Judge’s Comments: It demonstrates well the struggles of autism. I like how it showed the progress of Kara Mia, who turned out to be the reporter’s relative. Nice personal touch!

SECOND PLACE
Micheline Boudreau, Namisha Anand, Jeff Frederick, WHYY
“Lifelong Learning”

Judge’s Comments: Interesting story. It was well told.

Live Event

FIRST PLACE
Lisa Shiner, Rob Stewart, Micheline Boudreau, WHYY
“Delaware State of the State Address”

Judge’s Comments: Greta summary of the important event and subjects like education and the economy. Strong presence by main anchor.

Arts/Culture Reporting

FIRST PLACE
Micheline Boudreau, Stephanie Aldrich, Lyndsey Teague, WHYY
“100th Anniversary of Frank Furness”

Judge’s Comments: This is a remarkable natural sound package. It’s one thing to tell an architectural legacy story, but it takes craftsmanship to produce an engaging piece. The train station sights and sounds came alive throughout the piece. Frank Furness’ works moved this transportation-inspired piece. I enjoyed the documentary feel to this feature story. Great camera work and wonderful interview use to create a seamless flow.

SECOND PLACE
Micheline Boudreau, Lauren Krenzel, WHYY
“Library Letters”

Judge’s Comments: The feature was adorably written to showcase the youthful questions to the authors. Since the story takes place in a library, it’s tough to create movement. Lauren Krenzel does a splendid job bringing the children’s writers to life with zooms and pans.

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