via press release:



Awards are the Nineteenth and Twentieth Peabody Honors Won by the CBS Newsmagazine

            60 MINUTES was named the winner of two Peabody Awards today for stories reported in Africa by Bob Simon and in the U.S. by Scott Pelley.  The latest awards represent the nineteenth and twentieth times that 60 MINUTES stories or its reporters have been honored with electronic media’s oldest and most prestigious award.

The Peabody Awards will be distributed by the University of Georgia at a luncheon in New York City in May.

In the domestic report, “Deception at Duke,” Pelley and his team investigated a Duke University oncologist who colleagues believed had manipulated the data in a “breakthrough” cancer therapy project.  The investigation was produced by Michael Radutzky and Kyra Darnton.  The associate producer was Sam Hornblower. It was edited by Matt Richman.

Simon traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to tell the story of the only all-black symphony orchestra in the world.  “Joy in the Congo,” the dream of one man to play classical music in the heart of Africa, came true in the 200 musicians and vocalists featured in this moving story about the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra in Kinshasa. It was produced by Clem Taylor and Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson; the editor was Warren Lustig.

The executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America’s #1 news program, is CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager; Bill Owens is the executive editor.

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