Eye net tops Murrow nods

News division takes home top prize for third year running

NEW YORK — For the third consecutive year, CBS’ news division won the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence across its news programming, including “The Early Show,” “60 Minutes” and “The CBS Evening News With Dan Rather.”

Kudos, presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Assn., recognize excellence in TV and radio journalism and will be presented at the RTNDA awards dinner in Gotham in October.

ABC News’ “World News Tonight” took individual honors for network newscast for the second consecutive year.

While news divisions at CBS and ABC took the most prestigious honors, NBC took the most awards among the networks for individual reports on “Dateline,” “Nightly News” and “NBC News Today.”

Cablers MTV, CNN and ESPN took one Murrow award apiece.

Among radio broadcasters, CBS Radio led the way with five awards, followed by ABC Radio with three.

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