Award Winners

2012

Television: In-Depth/Feature Reporting

"Cracking Your Genetic Code" - 28 Mar. 2012

WGBH/NOVA

 

Sarah Holt, who  is now a three-time winner of the award, was honored along with executive producer Laurie Donnelly for a NOVA documentary, “Cracking Your Genetic Code.” The program, which was written, produced and directed by Holt, explored what it could mean when each of us, for a reasonable cost, can have all of the information in our DNA read, stored and available for analysis. The readout on your genes will reveal the risks of developing certain diseases as well as the chances you might pass them along to your children. The program also discussed the moral dilemmas...Read more

2010

Television: Spot News/Feature Reporting

"How Memory Works" - 25 Aug. 2009

NOVA scienceNow

 

The winning segment asked how a famous psychology subject named H.M. could retain memories of his childhood but not recall short-term memories such as what he had for lunch. It told how researchers are starting to learn what memories may be made of in the complex chemistry of the brain. Through animal experiments, neurobiologists are beginning to pinpoint specific molecules in the brain that are associated with the formation of memories. They also have found molecules that can erase memories forever. Peggy Girshman, executive editor for online at Kaiser Health News, said the...Read more

2002

Television (1981-2009)