Monday, March 14, 2011

Badges of Courage for 9/11 Coverage

It was an emotional night for nine journalists from radio and television who distinguished themselves for their coverage of 9/11.

The Radio-Television Digital News Foundation held their annual First Amendment Awards Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, and some attendees had harrowing stories to share.

ABC News Radio’s Ann Compton was aboard Air Force One, complete with multiple TV sets recessed in the bulkhead. “As [we] flew that day in circles around the United States, we were able to watch very hazy pictures showing the destruction and the towers tumbling,” she said.