AUSTIN, Texas — June 24, 2014 — A KUT News special on the JFK assassination 50 years later has won a silver designation in the prestigious New York Festivals® International Radio Program Awards recognizing The World's Best Radio Programs™.
"One Day in Dallas: JFK's Assassination 50 Years Later," co-produced by David Brown and Emily Donahue, was 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 were announced at a gala in New York City last night. A complete listing of 2014 winners 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 more than 30 countries around the globe.
This brings to 13 the number of New York Festivals awards KUT News and cultural affairs programs have won in the past decade.
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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.
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