AUSTIN, Texas — May 19, 2014 — A KUT News special on the JFK assassination 50 years later is a finalist in the prestigious 2014 New York Festivals® The World’s Best Radio Programs™.
"One Day in Dallas: JFK's Assassination 50 Years Later," co-produced by David Brown and Emily Donahue, is one of four U.S. finalists in the history category. The production, first broadcast Nov. 22, 2013, is one of the first by the core team behind the forthcoming daily news program, Texas Standard.
The 30-minute special combines new, exclusive first-hand accounts from White House pool reporter Sid Davis and Governor Connally's press secretary Julian Read with archival audio to provide an insider's perspective on how the Kennedy assassination unfolded.
Award winners will be announced on June 23 at a gala in New York City. A complete listing of 2014 finalists is available online. World-wide since 1982, NYF’s International Radio Program competition honors the most innovative work in radio broadcasting, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.
KUT News and cultural affairs programs have won 12 New York Festivals awards in the past decade.
About KUT News
KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Central Texas’ civic challenges and opportunities. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. Texas Standard, KUT’s one-hour daily news program launching this fall and produced in partnership with news organizations across Texas, Mexico and the U.S., offers crisp, up-to-the-moment coverage of politics, lifestyle, the environment, technology, innovation and business—uncovering stories as they happen and spotting trends that will shape tomorrow’s headlines, from a Texas perspective.
Contact: Erin Geisler, (512) 475-8071