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WFOR Documentary Earns DuPont Award

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 12/19/2018

CBS Miami’s WFOR won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for its hour-long documentary, “The Everglades: Where Politics, Money and Race Collide.” WFOR spent a year exploring the causes of the contaminated algae in Florida’s Everglades after the toxic blue-green algae shut down beaches and businesses in 2016, prompting an economic crisis and pitting communities against each other.

“The Everglades is a beloved national treasure,” said News Director Liz Roldan. “We sought to tell its story differently for local news, via an ambitious documentary that shows how politics, growth and pollution have impacted The River of Grass.”

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