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NBC affiliates win Murrow awards

By Alexandra Wallace, Executive Producer, NBC Nightly News

We're proud of all the NBC affiliates around the country that have been honored this year with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow by the Radio Telvision News Directors Association for exemplary journalism. We hope you'll watch their great work.  Congratulations to all the winners who work so hard to bring quality broadcast journalism to their viewers.

WBAL-TV, Baltimore, MD
News feature: John Sherman exposes an illegal wetland clear-cutting operation in Maryland, which leads the state to take action.  Watch

WBAL-TV, Baltimore, MD
News documentary: Africa's Maryland examines the historical and cultural ties between Maryland, USA and an area known as Maryland County in the Republic of Liberia.  Shot during a two-week visit to West Africa, this half-hour documentary uses historical photos, archival  documents and location interviews to tell the little-known story of freed slaves from Maryland, USA who settled the area in the mid-19th century.  Watch

WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC
What happens when a successful businessman sees the light? Seriously. What happens when one day he wakes up and everything changes in the way he sees life? Miracles happen. That's what.  Watch

WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN
Feature hard news: Iraq veteran copes with loss of limbs; returns home only when he can walk off the plane.  Watch

KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, CA
Investigative reporting: How safe is the food in your favorite restaurant? Joel Grover and his team went undercover for four months, and they've exposed some dangerous problems with some of the food that's ending up in popular restaurants all across Southern California.  Watch

KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
Spot news coverage: Honored for coverage of the I-35 bridge collapse.  Watch

KGW-TV, Portland, OR
Continuing Coverage: Huge rainstorms in late 2007 along the Oregon/Washington coast.  Watch