WGN News recently won the 2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for News Documentary of the year. Recipients of the award were WGN News anchor Steve Sanders, producer Pam Grimes and photojournalist Mike D’Angelo. The award honors exceptional achievements in electronic journalism since 1971.
WGN-TV News Director Greg Caputo commented “Congratulations to the team for their work creating this story of World War II veterans sharing their experiences for the first time. Pam, Steve and Mike brought to life the work being done by “Honor Flight Chicago” to acknowledge the sacrifices made by these members of the Greatest Generation during the war. They traveled with them to Washington, D.C. to see the war memorials and spent time with them in their Chicago homes to document their tales.”
The team’s documentary, “Honor Flight Chicago” can be viewed by going to www.wgntv.com/honorflight
WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment, with most WGN Sports telecasts, WGN News and CW programs in high definition on WGN-DT 9.1. CLTV, a 24-hour cable news station, joined WGN News in the fall of 2009. WGN News now programs more than 167 hours of news each week, 42 hours on WGN-TV and 125 hours on CLTV. In February 2010, WGN-TV was the first TV station in Chicago to offer iPhone users the ability to watch live streams of WGN-TV newscasts. WGN-TV is also Chicago’s home for LATV, the nation’s first bilingual music-entertainment network, on WGN-DT 9.2. Outside the Chicago area, WGN America is carried nationally via cable, satellite and telco. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For additional information, visit WGN-TV’s website at WGNtv.com