'This American Life' Reporters Win Polk Award
February 17, 2009 at 3:01 PM (PT)
CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, and PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL's "THIS AMERICAN LIFE" has been awarded a GEORGE POLK AWARD for reporters ALEX BLUMBERG and ADAM DAVIDSON's work on its acclaimed episode on the economy, "THE GIANT POOL OF MONEY." The same edition of IRA GLASS' show received a ALFRED I. DUPONT-COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AWARD earlier this year.
BLUMBERG and DAVIDSON were the sole radio winners of the POLK AWARDS this year; other winners included entries from CBS NEWS' "60 MINUTES," the NEW YORK TIMES (two awards), LOS ANGELES TIMES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, SEATTLE TIMES, DETROIT FREE PRESS, EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE (MESA, AZ), the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL, FAST COMPANY magazine, and filmmaker STEFAN FORBES.