NBC Nightly News Receives Polk Award

By Brian 

NBC Nightly News has won a 2006 George Polk Award, the NY Times notes.

Lisa Myers, a senior investigative correspondent, and Adam Ciralsky, a producer, won the television reporting award for exposing what it called unfair preferential treatment in the awarding of a $70 million contract to Raytheon Company to develop a system to combat rocket-propelled grenades. An Israeli system had already been found to be effective. Congress is reviewing the circumstances.”

According to an e-mailer this is “the first time NBC Nightly News has won since the 1970s…”