KUT Special Report Examining the George W. Bush Legacy Awarded Finalist Certificate
AUSTIN, Texas-Sept. 27, 2010-KUT News 90.5 was awarded a finalist certificate in the prestigious New York Festivals 2010 International Radio Programs and Promotion Awards for the news special “The Final Exam: Grading the Bush Years <http://kut.org/items/tag/bushyears> .”
The announcement was made during the New York Festivals’ 2010 Radio Award ceremony in New York City Friday night.
The one-hour special report, recognized in the editorial/viewpoint program category, was produced by KUT News Director Emily Donahue and hosted by then-Texas Monthly Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith. This is the seventh New York Festivals Award for KUT News.
“The Final Exam: Grading the Bush Years,” which originally aired in March 2009, explores the making of a presidential legacy and the national and international events that shaped George W. Bush’s two terms, from 9/11 to Iraq, Afghanistan and the recession.
Throughout the special report, some of President Bush’s greatest supporters-and detractors-shared their thoughts on what they think will be the lasting legacy of the 43rd president of the United States. Participants included: Daniel Bartlett, White House communications director in the Bush administration; Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for Bush’s re-election campaign; Ronnie Earle, former Travis County district attorney; Don Evans, U.S. secretary of commerce during Bush’s first term; Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson; Frank Rich, The New York Times columnist; Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America; and Margaret Spellings, U.S. secretary of education during Bush’s second term.
The New York Festivals Radio Program and Promotion Awards recognizes the world’s best work in radio broadcasting. All entries were judged by the NYF Radio Program & Promotions Awards Grand Jury, consisting of radio experts from stations and companies around the globe and promoted by its network of representatives in 74 countries. Thirty-three Gold Trophies, 37 Silver, 40 Bronze and 71 Finalist Certificates were awarded this year. Now in its twenty-eighth year of honoring “The World’s Best Radio Programs & Promotions,” the competition honors the most original and innovative work in radio broadcasting, with entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the world. A complete list of this year’s award winners is available at www.newyorkfestivals.com <http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/> .
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