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Fourteen winners chosen for duPont-Columbia University Awards

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks dominated the 2003 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for broadcast journalism, with the PBS series ``Frontline'' winning the top award for a series on terrorism and Islamic militants.

Three other awards honored work related to Sept. 11. ABC News, television and radio, was cited for its Sept. 11 coverage along with the special ``Answering Children's Questions.''

HBO won for ``In Memoriam: New York City 9/11/01,'' an hourlong documentary. National Public Radio was honored for its Sept. 11 reporting and its coverage of the war in Afghanistan.

The awards also honored its first-ever foreign language program: CNN en Espanol and Jorge Gestoso for ``The Twice Disappeared,'' examining Argentina during the 1970s when the military dictatorship kidnapped and killed thousands of citizens.

``Television and radio journalism reaffirmed their relevance in American life on Sept. 11, and the duPont winners continue to demonstrate the responsibilities of a free press on our society,'' said Columbia University President Lee Bollinger in announcing the winners Tuesday.

The broadcast journalism awards were established in 1942 by the late Jessie Ball duPont in memory of her husband. The awards period covered July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002.

Other winners:

_ ABC News for ``Heart of Darkness,'' a five-part ``Nightline'' series on the war in the Congo.

_ Court TV and Lumiere Productions for ``Ghosts of Attica,'' a two-hour documentary on the 1971 Attica prison riots.

_ KPBS San Diego, and producer Lee Harvey for ``Culture of Hate: Who Are We?'' _ an hourlong study of racism in Lakeside, Calif.

_ NBC News and Martin Fletcher for coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

_ P.O.V. and producer Tasha Oldham for ```The Smith Family'' on PBS, a documentary on the impact of AIDS on a Mormon family.

_ Steeplechase Films, Sierra Club Productions for WGBH and American Experience: ``Ansel Adams _ A Documentary Film'' on PBS, a 90-minute biography of the American photographer.

_ WBUR-FM, Boston, for ``Surviving Torture: Inside Out,'' a portrait of the psychological scars left on torture victims.

_ WCVB-TV, Boston, for ``Chronicle: Beyond the Big Dig,'' a series of five programs about Boston's mammoth roadway project.

_ WFAA-TV, Dallas, Brett Shipp and Mark Smith for ``Fake Drugs, Real Lives,'' a series of reports about police informants planting fake drugs on defendants.

The winners will be honored at a Jan. 15 ceremony.
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