HDNet World Report Wins National Headliner Award.Weekly news program tops big name competition to take first-place in Health/Science Reporting
DALLAS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- HDNet is proud to announce that "HDNet World Report," the network's award winning weekly news program has been recognized with a first place award at the 75th annual National Headliner Awards, sponsored by The Press Club of Atlantic City Atlantic City, city (1990 pop. 37,986), Atlantic co., SE N.J., an Atlantic resort and convention center; settled c.1790, inc. 1854. Situated on Absecon Island, a barrier island 10 mi (16. , N.J.
The program's award was in the Health/Science Reporting category for HDNet's, "Bill Gates (person) Bill Gates - William Henry Gates III, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, which he co-founded in 1975 with Paul Allen. In 1994 Gates is a billionaire, worth $9.35b and Microsoft is worth about $27b. and the Indian Eunuchs." Correspondent Paul Beban reported from India for the story, which was produced by Kira Kay and Jason Maloney.
The story examined a very unlikely partnership that is fighting AIDS in India. Through his charitable foundation, billionaire Bill Gates is funding a group of 'Aravanis' - Indian men who undergo ritual castration castration, removal of the sex glands of an animal, i.e., testes in the male, or ovaries and often the uterus in the female. Castration of the female animal is commonly referred to as spaying. - to do frontline health and social work in the rural Indian countryside.
It's a story that's both engagingly exotic and immediately relatable. We learn that the Aravanis - as colorful and strange as they may seem to our eyes - want nothing other than what any of us want: respect, dignity, a place in society. It's also the untold story of how a group of outsiders is making a difference in a crucial public health battle playing out in a remote corner of the world - but in a world growing more and more connected every day, it's a story that affects us all.
"Once again, our staff at World Report outperforms many of the bigger players in the news game and wins a National Headliner," said Mark Cuban Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American billionaire entrepreneur. He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA franchise and Chairman of HDNet, an HDTV cable network. , president and co-founder of HDNet. "I'm proud of the work that they do and of the in-depth stories that we present to our viewers every week on World Report."
HDNet World Report and Mr. Beban also received two second place awards, the first in the Business & Consumer Reporting category for "India Rising," a co-production with NOW on PBS PBS
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The National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry. This is the second year in a row that World Report has been awarded a National Headliner; last year it was the recipient of two awards.
"HDNet World Report" airs every Tuesday at 9:00 ET as a part of the network's News and Documentary programming night. The award-winning episode is available for download via iTunes.
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