PBS Programs Honored with Prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Batons

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On December 11, 2018, The Columbia Journalism School announced the winners for the 2019 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards. PBS programs received four duPont Batons, including FRONTLINE and THE VIETNAM WAR.

The duPont-Columbia Awards uphold the highest standards in journalism by informing the public of journalists' contributions in a calendar year. FRONTLINE received the duPont Gold Baton, the awards’ highest honor and the first Gold Baton awarded in a decade.

PBS NEWSHOUR received a Silver Baton for its investigative partnership with Reveal, PRX and Associated Press to produce “Kept Out,” a researched exposé on modern day “redlining,” or denying mortgages and home loans to people of color. Florentine Films and WETA also received a Silver Baton for uncovering the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film in the 10-part series THE VIETNAM WAR

The 77th annual awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library, and will be co-hosted by CBS News “60 Minutes” Correspondent Lesley Stahl and NPR’s Ailsa Chang, host of “All Things Considered.”

A complete list of wins for PBS programs and their categories follows. For a full list of honorees, visit https://journalism.columbia.edu/2019-dupont-winners.


Golden Baton Recipient

FRONTLINEfor the following programs:

“Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia”

“Life on Parole”

“Living with Murder”


“Myanmar’s Killing Fields”

“Putin’s Revenge”

“The Gang Crackdown”

“The Last Generation”


Silver Baton Recipients

PBS Newshour "Kept Out"

THE VIETNAM WAR (Florentine Films and WETA)


duPont Baton

Rocky Mountain PBS's Insight with John Ferrugia "Imminent Danger"