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Pulitzer Prize /Fraud #276512

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 15, 1981
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(Studio) Washington Post said announcing article for which one of its reporters won Pulitizer Prize Monday was fraud.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Janet Cooke's article about 8-yr.-old heroin addict said a fraud; details given, photos shown. City officials' search for subject of article recalled; Mayor Marion Berry mentioned, shown. [September 1980, "Post" editor Bob WOODWARD - says threat on reporter's life is reason not to disclose child's identity.] Cooke's response to winning Pulitzer Prize noted. ["Post" publisher Don. E. GRAHAM - acknowledges fraud, apologizes to all involved; mentions Benjamin Bradlee, police chief Burtell Jefferson and Berry.] Significance of event noted. [Pulitzer administration Rich BAKER - questions "Post's" integrity.] Post's response reported.

(Studio) Teresa Carpenter of "Village Voice" reported recing. Pulitzer Prize.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

McManus, Jim;
Rather, Dan

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