Howard Bernstein, representing CBC-TV, receives the 1987 Michener Award from Her Excellency Jeanne Sauvé, Governor General of Canada. Former Governor General Roland Michener who attended the Ottawa award ceremony at Government House, looks on.
CBC-TV received the award for ‘Runaways – 24 Hours on the Street’, a moving persuasive two-hour documentary on the plight of thousands of Canadian children who have left home and live on the streets of major cities in an atmosphere of drugs, vice and crime.
The Michener Award, founded in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener, then Governor General, goes to a news organization. The judges’ decisions are heavily influenced by the degree of public benefit generated by the print and broadcast projects submitted for consideration.