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CBS News’ BRAVERY AND HOPE: 7 DAYS ON THE FRONT LINE has earned a 2021 Walter Cronkite Award from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in the Network News Program category. The awards will be presented at a virtual ceremony later this year.
Judges for the Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in TV Political Journalism called BRAVERY AND HOPE: 7 DAYS ON THE FRONT LINE “moving and at times heartbreaking, a first draft of history, an extraordinary public service.”
BRAVERY AND HOPE: 7 DAYS ON THE FRONT LINE featured the work of a team of CBS News journalists embedded with emergency physicians and critical care specialists, struggling to save patients suffering from COVID-19 at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. BRAVERY AND HOPE: 7 DAYS ON THE FRONT LINE took viewers inside the largest hospital in the hardest-hit borough of New York City. A CBS News team, clad in protective equipment, spent seven days in the emergency department and intensive care units, following medical staff as they urgently placed patients on breathing machines and resuscitated others suffering cardiac failure. The documentary also captured the toll the disease had on one of the poorest and worst-stricken neighborhoods in New York City and the nation.
BRAVERY AND HOPE: 7 DAYS ON THE FRONT LINE is produced by Andrew Bast, T. Sean Herbert, Gilad Thaler, Josh Gaynor, Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, Pat Milton, Sasha Reuther and Marcelena Spencer. Josh Gelman is the senior producer. Diana Decilio, Seth Fox, Michael McHugh and Michael Vele are the producer-editors. Danielle Levy is the field producer. Holden Frandino is the assistant editor. Guy Campanile and Mitch Weitzner are the executive producers. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.
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