Awards for CBS News, Summit for All

By Chris Ariens 

We’ll be blogging from the TVNewser Summit today at 92Y Tribeca. The event starts at NoonET so come on down if you want to attend. Tickets are available at the door.

In the meantime, we’ll keep the news about TV News coming throughout the day, including a memo we’ve obtained from CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus with a collective pat on the back for some award-winning stories.

The memo is after the jump…


—– Original Message —–
From: McManus, Sean
Sent: Tue Mar 10 08:16:24 2009
Subject: Message from Sean McManus

Let us catch up with some recent awards to CBS News.

Sunday Morning won a Wilbur Award for With Full Honor, a report about Arlington National cemetery: Correspondent David Martin; Producer Mary Walsh; Editor Patrick Lee. The Wilbur Award recognizes excellence in the communication of religious values.

CBS News won three first-place awards from the NY Association of Black Journalists: The Weekend News won two, The CBS Evening News, one.

• Corridor of Shame: Correspondent Mark Strassmann; Producer Chris Hulme; Editor Paul Rose. (weekend)

• Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Correspondent Randall Pinkston; Producer Alturo Rhymes; Editor Peter Berman. (weekend)

• Black Youth inspired by Obama: Correspondent Byron Pitts; Producers Rodney Comrie, Alberto Moya; Editor, Craig Crawford.( EN)

CBS News Radio won two Writers Guild (WGA) awards:

• For documentary, Black History Month, Writer Anthony McHugh.

• For news analysis, feature or commentary, Tributes, Writer Gail Lee.

And the Graphic Arts Department won a WGA award:

• Medical animations by Graphic Artist David Rosen for The CBS Evening News.

Congratulations to everyone involved in these projects.