‘Meet’ Gets Religion

meetrussert.jpgSpeaking of awards today, “Meet the Press” has received the Religion Communicators Council’s 2006 Wilbur Award for outstanding religious reporting.

The Wilbur Awards, named for Presbyterian leader Marvin C. Wilbur, “recognizes the work in the secular media featuring religious issues, themes and values.”

The Sunday morning talk show got the award for its March 27, 2005 edition on “Faith in America,” which included Reza Aslan, author, “No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam;” Rev. Robert Drinan, S.J., author, “Can God and Caesar Coexist?” Dr. Richard Land, author, “Real Homeland Security: The America God Will Bless;” Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman; Newsweek’s managing editor Jon Meacham; and Rev. Jim Wallis, author, “God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It.”

Michelle Jaconi and Erin Fogarty were the producers on the March 27, 2005 special.