ABC World News Tonight anchor, David Muir's coverage of a heroin epidemic for the program 20/20 won him the prestigious 60th CINE Golden Eagle Award on April 29, 2017, Saturday. Muir's reporting, "Heroin: Breaking Point in America" was placed in the category of News Program/Continuing Coverage, where he exposed a lack of treatment options for heroin abuse individuals.
Goldston’s Full Note
ABC News president, James Goldston announced the win, stating “The program was overwhelmingly well received by lawmakers, advocates educators, and viewers.” The reporting, which started airing on March 11, 2016, crosses all boundaries and has few treatment options as well. The 20/20 show has 38 seasons and has 28 episode.
Journalist Muir's coverage won against two other finalists, Ronan Farrow‘s report for NBC News titled "America’s Chernobyl," and ABC: Nightline’s report named "Daughters for Sale," by Gloria Riviera, Jackie Jesko, and Sally Hawkins.