David Studer, Executive Producer of CBC-TV’s the fifth estate. accepts the 1998 Michener Citation of Merit Award from Governor General Roméo LeBlanc.
The CBC television program was honoured for an investigation into the close ties between tobacco manufacturers and cigarette smugglers in the early 90’s.
The award was presented during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, April 19, 1999.
Each year, the Governor General has honoured Michener Award and Fellowship winners at a Government House ceremony. Each of Roland Michener’s successors has graciously adopted and maintained a personal interest in the Michener Awards Foundation and its commitment to Canadian journalism excellence.