Canadian Broadcasting Coporation Captures New York Festivals' Television Broadcaster of the Year Award

February 7, 2007: The prestigious New York Festivals’ TV Broadcaster of the Year Award was presented to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) at the 2007 New York Festivals Awards gala and ceremony held February 2nd at NYC’s Broad Street Ballroom.

The CBC took awards in over 30 categories in the International TV Programming and Promotion competition, culminating in eight Gold World Medals, four Silver World Medals, three Bronze World Medals and 16 Finalist Certificates. In October 2006, CBC won the New York Festivals Radio Broadcaster of The Year Award.

"CBC has impressed our judges with an extraordinarily high level of creativity and consistently outstanding production values," said New York Festivals’ CEO, Jimmy Smyth. "The socially relevant subject matter that forms the heart of virtually all their work distinguishes it with a gravitas that marks it as both moving and relevant."

A blue ribbon panel of judges from the global broadcast industry reviewed entries from 36 countries around the globe before selecting the following CBC-produced winners:


Program Title Category
the fifth estate Rogue Agent Best Investigative Report
the fifth estate Fasten Your Seatbelts Best Public Affairs Program
the fifth estate Tsunami-Untold Stories Health/Medical Information
CBC Saskatchewan Shedding the Past Human Interest (Inserts)
Legacy The Will to Survive Community Portraits
The National Land, Gold and Women Cultural Issues
Mission Suez History & Society
Nuclear Jihad Social Issues/Current Events


Program Title Category
the fifth estate Failing Jeffrey Best Investigative Report
the fifth estate First Stories Cultural Issues
CBC News:Sunday Bahman’s Journey National/International Affairs
CBC Saskatchewan Street Cents Teen Programs (Ages 13-17)


Program Title Category
the fifth estate Few Bad Apples Coverage of On-Going News Story (Long-form)
Tainted Evidence Forensics on Trial Science & Technology
Tainted Evidence The Big Band Broadcast Best Soundtrack/Audio mix

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