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Resource ID: #15755
Subject: Investigative Reporting
Source: IRE
Date: 1993-06-15


The 1993 IRE TV Award Winners and Finalists Tape is a compilation of 5 investigative stories. 1.) "Crossing the Line," by 5th Estate, Canadian Broadcasting Company. CBC reveals how women athletes face a lifetime of sexual harassment from male coaches in sports clubs, universities and national teams who demand intimate relations after coaching them to success. See#9984. 2.) "Sewage Sludge," KGTV, San Diego uncovers the illegal dumping of processed human waste onto farmers fields. The stories exposed dangers to human health and the incompetence of city officials. See # 9635. 3.) "Dionne Warwick," Day One, ABC News reveals how the foundation started by Dionne Warwick raised millions of dollars for AIDS research but through mismanagement and extravagant expenses very little went to the charities.The foundation eventually closed its doors with huge debts and 62 creditors. See # 9760. 4.) "In Our Children's Food," Frontline PBS and WGBH, Boston explores the risks of agricultural pesticides and the failure of the government to certify the risks of a number of pesticides which are in widespread use. An investigation finds that the suppression and politicization of a key report about the toxic risks to children. See # 9886. 5.) "Autistic Abuse / Silent Victims," Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) Alberta News exposes the abuse of autism patients at a special government-funded home; finds secret documents that indicate government agencies knew of the abuse but didn't act. Authorities closed the home the day after the story ran. See # 9632.

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