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December 1, 2016

  • Disability Reporter Award Winner  |   Video
    • Hear from the winner of the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s national contest for disability reporting, the only such award in the nation. Chris Serres is the 2016 winner of the Katherine Schneider Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.

November 25, 2016

  • Cronkite Award Luncheon  |   Video
    • Scott Pelley, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, is this year’s recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. It’s awarded each year by Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to a leading journalist in the U.S. at an annual luncheon held in Phoenix. See the entire event and hear Pelley’s acceptance speech.

November 18, 2016

  • American Indian Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Indian Center hosts an annual dinner to honor those in the American Indian community for outstanding leadership and commitment to the advancement of the American Indian Community or for providing significant contributions to the local American Indian economy. Patti Hibbeler, the chief executive officer of the Phoenix Indian Center, and Jacob Moore, the Outstanding Man of the Year for the 2016 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards, will talk about the awards.

November 17, 2016

  • American Indian Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Indian Center hosts an annual dinner to honor those in the American Indian community for outstanding leadership and commitment to the advancement of the American Indian Community or for providing significant contributions to the local American Indian economy. Patti Hibbeler, the chief executive officer of the Phoenix Indian Center, and Jacob Moore, the Outstanding Man of the Year for the 2016 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards, will talk about the awards.

September 12, 2016

  • Crescordia Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • Arizona Forward annually gives out its Crescordia awards, an environmental excellence award given to numerous projects throughout the state. Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Arizona Forward, will tell us about the award winners.

July 5, 2016

  • Rise of Social Media for News  |   Video
    • Two new reports show a rise in people using social media to get their news content while at the same time newspapers continue to decline. Jessica Pucci, an ethics and excellence professor of practice for Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a specialist in data analysis and audience engagement, will talk about why more people are turning to social media for their news.

January 25, 2016

  • Afterschool Science Programs  |   Video
    • We’ll take you to a local junior high that offers an afterschool science program, then we’ll have a discussion on the importance of such programs. Melanie McClintock, executive director of the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, and Kaci Heins, the 2016 Arizona Science Teachers Association Middle School Science Teacher of the Year, will talk more about the need for afterschool science and STEM programs.

November 27, 2015

  • Cronkite Award: Charlie Rose  |   Video
    • Charlie Rose, CBS News Anchor and host of the “Charlie Rose Show,” was the 2015 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Learn more about Rose and see his comments made after accepting the award.

September 15, 2015

  • Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • Arizona Forward recently gave out its annual environmental excellence awards to numerous projects throughout the state. Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Arizona Forward, will tell us about the award winners.

February 9, 2015

  • Arizona Education: After-School Programs  |   Video
    • Research shows that quality after-school programming has a positive impact on school attendance, achievement and the likelihood of graduation. Arizona was recently ranked in a national survey as being in the top ten of all states for after-school program support and parent satisfaction. Also, nearly 500 programs in our state signed a pledge to commit to using quality standards developed by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence and the Valley of the Sun United Way. We’ll look at one after school program run by the city of Tempe, KidsZone. Also, Melanie McClintock, executive director of the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, and Chad Geston, a former Camelback High School principal who integrated after-school activities and programs on that campus and saw dramatic results, will talk about the value of after-school programs.

November 28, 2014

  • Cronkite Journalism Award  |   Video
    • Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts is the latest recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Hear her comments on her career, life and receiving the award.

October 16, 2014

  • Arizona Education: Hispanic Education  |   Video
    • There are more Hispanic students in Arizona public schools than non-Hispanic Caucasian students. Hispanics score over 20 points lower on the AIMS test than non-Hispanic White students. Dr. Kent Scribner, superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District and a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and Dr. Delia Saenz, an Arizona State University Associate Professor of Psychology and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Arizona State University, will discuss the problems with Hispanic education in Arizona.

October 1, 2014

  • Sustainability: Valley Forward Environmental Awards  |   Video
    • The 34th Arizona Forward Annual Environmental Excellence Awards were recently handed out. The awards are for projects, organizations and buildings that set standards for achieving a balance between the built and natural environment with a focus on sustainability. Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Arizona Forward, will discuss the award winners.

November 29, 2013

  • Cronkite Award Recipient Bob Schieffer  |   Video
    • Every year, Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication honors a distinguished journalist with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. The 2013 recipient was Bob Schieffer, host of CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Hear Schieffer’s speech he made about the state of journalism after accepting the award in Phoenix.

November 25, 2013

  • Spirit of Enterprise Awards  |   Video
    • Every year, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University hands out Spirit of Enterprise Awards to local businesses to honor them for ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship. Gary Naumann, director of the Spirit of Enterprise Center, will talk about the award winners.

October 28, 2013

  • Bob Schieffer  |   Video
    • Bob Schieffer has been a television journalist for CBS News since 1969. He's one of the few journalists to have covered the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and the Department of State. He's moderated presidential debates, including one in 2004 in Tempe. Schieffer, the 2013 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, will join Horizon Host Ted Simons to talk about his career and journalism.

October 22, 2013

  • After School Education  |   Video
    • The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is proposing quality standards for out-of-school-time programs. The standards, “School’s Out, Make It Count: Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Programs,” were produced in partnership with the Valley of the Sun United Way. They were based on statewide input from out-of-school time providers, educators, families, business leaders and policymakers. Melanie McClintock, executive director of the Center, will discuss the standards.

September 23, 2013

  • Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • For the 12th consecutive year, Arizona Forward, in partnership with SRP, presented the 33rd Annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards. Known as the “Academy Awards” of the environmental community, the awards spotlight distinguished projects throughout the Valley that demonstrate a high level of environmental commitment and contribute to sustainability. Diane Brossart, President and CEO of Arizona Forward, will discuss the awards.

November 23, 2012

  • 2012 Cronkite Award: Bob Costas  |   Video
    • Each year, ASU’s Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication recognizes a leading journalist with the Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. This year’s award-winner is NBC sportscaster Bob Costas. Hear what Costas had to say when he accepted the award at a luncheon in downtown Phoenix.

November 1, 2012

  • Spirit of Enterprise Awards  |   Video
    • For the 16th year, ASU is honoring Arizona companies for excellence in ethics, energy and entrepreneurship. Gary Naumann, Director of the Spirit of Enterprise Center at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, talks about this year’s award winners.

October 30, 2012

  • Bob Costas: 2012 Cronkite Award Winner  |   Video
    • A discussion with Bob Costas, the recipient of the 2012 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism presented by ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

October 9, 2012

March 21, 2012

  • Education Excellence   |   Video
    • Marc Tucker, President and CEO of the National Center on Education and the Economy, talks about Arizona’s participation in the “Excellence for All” pilot program that’s sponsored by the NCEE.

December 20, 2011

November 25, 2011

September 19, 2011

  • Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • Each year, the Valley Forward Association recognizes environmentally sensitive projects throughout the Valley of the Sun that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. VFA President Diane Brossart and Lori Singleton of Salt River Project review the 2011 award winners.

July 19, 2011

  • Valley Fever  |   Video
    • John Galgiani, MD, Director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona College of Medicine explains why he expects a significant increase in Valley Fever infections following the huge dust storm that swept across the Valley on July 5th.

November 4, 2010

  • Valley Fever Awareness  |   Video
    • Dr. John Galgiani, Director of the University of Arizona’s Valley Fever Center for Excellence, talks about efforts to treat and prevent this disease. Learn how you can help during events planned for Valley Fever Awareness Week in early November from Pat White, founder of Arizona Victims of Valley Fever.

October 19, 2010

  • Environmental Excellence Awards  |   Video
    • The Valley Forward Association has named the winners of its 2010 Environmental Excellence Awards. Join Valley Forward President Diane Brossart and the competition’s Lead Judge John Kane, design principal of Architekton, as they spotlight some of this year’s award recipients.

November 27, 2009

October 29, 2009

September 14, 2009

  • Environmental Excellence  |   Video
    • A review of some of the 2009 Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Award winners with Valley Forward President, Diane Brossart and Jay Hicks, a landscape architect and planner who served as lead judge for the competition.

December 18, 2008

  • A Conversation with Jim Lehrer  |   Video
    • PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer talks with Ted Simons about his journalism career, his passion for writing, and his thoughts about the state of broadcast news. Lehrer and former co-anchor Robert MacNeil received the 2008 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism which is awarded annually by the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU.

November 28, 2008

  • Cronkite Award Luncheon 2008  |   Video
    • ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication honored PBS icons Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil with the annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. HORIZON presents highlights from the award ceremonies at the Arizona Biltmore resort.

February 21, 2008

February 13, 2007

  • Domestic Violence
    • Domestic violence is a big issue right now at the State Legislature. Chris Groninger, Systems Advocate, AZ Coalition Against Domestic Violence, joins us to update the progress of several domestic violence-related bills as they come up for key votes at capitol.
  • Black History Month: Elizabeth Hudson Smith
    • We continue our series honoring Black History Month with the extraordinary tale of an African-American woman in the early days of Arizonas history. Elizabeth Hudson Smith was an African-American woman who owned several properties in Wickenburg in the early 1900s, but also faced the heavy hand of discrimination.
  • Women in Politics
    • The founder of The Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series, Christine Olson, talks about getting women involved in public service.

December 27, 2006

  • Cronkite Awards Luncheon
    • Each year, Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication honors an outstanding journalist with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence. This year's honoree was longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. In this special edition of HORIZON, we feature Brokaw's recent speech at the awards luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore.

November 24, 2006

  • Cronkite Awards Luncheon
    • Each year, Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication honors an outstanding journalist with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence. This year's honoree was longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. In this special edition of HORIZON, we feature Brokaw's recent speech at the awards luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore.