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Bloomberg TV wins award for GM show

April 7, 2006

Bloomberg Television won the prestigious Golden Wheel award at ceremonies last night at the Automotive Hall of Fame. It was the first time in recent years that a TV report received the top honor in the International Wheel Awards competition, which honors excellence in automotive journalism and is sponsored by the Detroit Press Club Foundation. The entry also won in the Television News Programming/Documentary category.

According to the judges at the University of Nebraska Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, “GM: Retooling an American Icon,” by John Meehan and Ed Caldwell, gave “an insightful look at the unprecedented challenges facing America’s largest automaker.”

Edward Lapham, president of the 41-year-old Foundation, noted that the categories of television and Internet had been expanded this year, to recognize the growth of electronic media.

There was a tie for first place in Newspaper/News Story or Subject-Related Series, with Nick Bunkley and Jeff Plungis of The Detroit News and Jayne O’Donnell and Robert Davis of USA Today sharing honors. The USA Today pieces were titled “Deadly Teen Auto Crashes Show a Pattern” and “16 Is it Too Young to Drive a Car?” “Aging America: Danger on the Highway” was The Detroit News article.

Read about the other winners here.

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