"60 MINUTES" WINS AN OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB AWARD FOR ITS RIVETING HOUR "KILLING BIN LADEN"
Scott Pelley's 60 MINUTES interview with a Navy SEAL who was in the room when American bullets killed the world's most wanted man has won an Overseas Press Club Award. It will be presented this evening at an awards dinner in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York. Watch the winning piece.
The first-person, step-by-step account of the mission and the killing of the al Qaeda leader by "Mark Owen" - a pseudonym for security - was named the winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best TV Interpretation or Documentary on International Affairs.
"Killing Bin Laden, " which comprised the entire hour, was broadcast in September 2012. It was produced by Henry Schuster, co-produced by Rachel Kun and Warren Lustig and edited by Lustig, Andrew Soto and Patrick Lee. The broadcast associates were Jack Weingart, Lauren Seifert and Katie Kerbstat. Executive story editor is Victoria Gordon. The executive editor is Bill Owens.
CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES.