Monday, June 18, 2007

NECN wins Murrow
Doreen Vigue is the new PR rep. at NECN. Many people will remember her from her WRKO Diva's radio program. Anyhow, I get her stuff at work and while it isn't always local enough for the newspaper, it is worth mentioning sometimes:

NECN is proud to announce it has won a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award in the news documentary/large market category from the Radio and Television News Directors Association for the 2006 documentary, "Hidden Wounds.''

Written and produced by NECN Executive Editor Iris Adler, "Hidden Wounds'' is the moving portrayal of three Massachusetts veterans who return from war in Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the struggles they and their families endure as they seek treatment for and understanding of the debilitating illness. Beth Kidwell was the senior editor of the film.

"We are so grateful to the Lucey family, to Russell Anderson, and to Nate Fick for opening their lives to us, sharing their painful stories, and shedding light on such an important issue,'' said Adler. "Our hope is that 'Hidden Wounds' has helped other veterans and their families, and that the government will continue to step up aid to those who suffer from PTSD.''

Said Charles J. Kravetz, NECN vice-president of news and station manager: "The Edward R. Murrow Award is one of the most prestigious in television journalism and we are so honored to be recognized for our documentary, 'Hidden Wounds.' This is the third time the RTNDA has chosen to honor NECN for its work in documentary television journalism and this acknowledgement reinforces our commitment to in-depth quality journalism at NECN.''

A partnership between Comcast and the Hearst Corporation, NECN is the largest, 24-hour regional news network in the country, serving 3.6 million cable households in more than 1,050 cities and towns throughout New England.

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