MUMBAI: The National Television Academy in the US has awarded CNN
US two Emmys.
The academy presented the awards for the best business and financial
reporting in 2005 during its third annual ceremony held a couple
of nights ago at Bloombergs New York City headquarters.
A Lifetime Achievement Emmy has been given to anchor Lou Dobbs.
This award recognised Dobbs for the creation of news shows Lou
Dobbs Moneyline and Lou Dobbs Tonight. He also helped
launch CNNfn and was also recognised for his coverage of some of
the most important financial topics over the past quarter century,
including jobs, immigration and the global economy. Last year
Lou Dobbs Tonight won a business Emmy in the category of Outstanding
Extended Coverage of a Business Story for Exporting America
which deals with outsourcing.
Investigative correspondent Drew Griffin and producer Pia Malbran
earned an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Reporting of a Business
News Story Regularly Scheduled Newscast for their reports
about fires allegedly caused by some Ford trucks.
In an early report, Griffin interviewed Earl Mohlis, an Iowa man
who filed a wrongful death against Ford after his wife died in a
fire allegedly caused by their Ford F-150 pickup truck. Griffin
continued to investigate and report on the story of why Ford delayed
recalling vehicles with a reportedly faulty cruise control device
even after the National Highway Traffic Safety Association had launched
4 separate investigations and had more than 650 reports of Ford
vehicles bursting into flames. Those follow-up reports aired on
Paula Zahn Now.