Apple TV+ has earned the 2022 duPont-Columbia Award Silver Baton for its original podcast series “The Line”. The duPont-Columbia Award is presented annually by the Columbia School of Journalism to honor new stories and films for their storytelling and impact on the public with high-quality journalism.
Apple TV+ originals have also scored six Academy Award nominations for 2022 including Best Picture Oscar nomination for “CODA”; CODA earned three nominations and “The Tragedy of Macbeth” has also earned three nominations.
Apple TV+ original podcast “The Line” is recognized by the Columbia School of Journalism for its impactful storytelling
Hosted by Dan Taberski and produced by Jigsaw, “The Line” is a non-fiction audio series on the life of US Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher who was charged with committing war crimes and also focuses on the moral aspect of war.
“The Line” is a six-part narrative non-fiction audio series that provides listeners a unique perspective on previously untold aspects of the story of US Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was charged with committing war crimes before ultimately being acquitted on all but one count: for posing in a photo with a corpse.
“The Line” takes an unflinching deep dive into moral ambiguities of forever wars and their impact on special operators as it examines the complicated realities involved with fighting a decades-long war, stripping back the layers surrounding Gallagher’s alleged crimes.
Molly Thompson, head of documentaries and unscripted, Apple TV+ said:
“Huge thanks to the duPont-Columbia Awards for this incredible honor. This award is a true testament to the thoughtful and impactful reporting in ‘The Line.’ Congratulations to Dan and our partners at Jigsaw Productions on this recognition of their work.”
The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, along with other Apple TV+ original podcasts.
“The Line” is part of a growing offering of Apple TV+ Original podcasts now streaming on Apple Podcasts including “Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy,” “Hooked” and “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” as well as official companion podcasts for Apple TV+ series “Foundation” and “For All Mankind.”