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    Katie Couric has won a Cronkite Award for her revealing, multi-part interview of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

    The Cronkite Awards have been presented biannually by the USC Annenberg School for Communication, in honor of CBS News legend Walter Cronkite, since 2000.

    Couric won her award in the category "Special Achievement for National Impact on the 2008 Campaign." In the awards announcement, judges called Couric's interview with Palin a "defining moment in the 2008 presidential campaign," and described it as "extraordinary, persistent and detailed."

    The interview in which Palin spoke about Alaska's proximity to Russia and was unable to name a single national publication that she read was an instant classic, and would be parodied on "Saturday Night Live," with Tina Fey playing Palin against Amy Poehler's Couric.

    ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" also won a Cronkite Award, for its "On the Trail" series.

    "Judges praised the incisive and compelling nature of the reports, as well as [Stephanopoulous'] thorough preparation," the announcement said.

    Watch Couric's full award-winning interview with Palin below:

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    I think that Katie is being recognized for not laughing and pointing during the interview. That took a lot of professionalism and I don't think I could have done it.

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    that wasnt even a hard interview!!!!!!1!!!11 she just got lucky with a moron
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    She didn't ask any particularly probing or unusual questions, so I'm not sure why she won. I think you're right, probably for not laughing. I know I would have, especially when Palin started to get snippy and repeat things in an increasingly loud and shrill voice when she didn't know the answer.

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    She also never said, "You must be shitting me." Or, "Bitch, please."

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    It's an award for journalistic restraint! Let the interviewee hang herself!
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    what i think of when i think of that interview is Amy Poehler. Not Katie.
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    And Katie - I mean, Amy - blinking!
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    I think she got the award for not saying " Are you for real dumbass"
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    Well, at least Palin helped somebody win something as a VP candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Wombat View Post
    It's an award for journalistic restraint! Let the interviewee hang herself!

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    Rhis is probably the easiest thing that Couric has ever won. Interviewing Palin is like shooting fish in a barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBDSP View Post
    I think that Katie is being recognized for not laughing and pointing during the interview. That took a lot of professionalism and I don't think I could have done it.
    So true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    that wasnt even a hard interview!!!!!!1!!!11 she just got lucky with a moron
    Bullshit. You know Katie only asked "gotcha" questions like, What magazines/news do you read? HAHAHAHA

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