10/19/13: CBS News Program "60 Minutes" honored as recipient of Athenagoras Human Rights Award

The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate awarded the prestigious Athenagoras Human Rights Award to the CBS News television program 60 Minutes at the New York Hilton's Grand Ballroom on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Honorees included, Jeff Fager, CBS News President and 60 Minutes Executive Producer; Bill Owens, Executive Editor; Bob Simon, Senior Correspondent; Harry A. Radliffe, II, Producer; Michael Karzis, Co-Producer; Magalie Laguerre, Associate Producer and Christopher Albert and Wim DeVos, cameramen.

The Athenagoras Human Rights Award was presented to the 60 Minutes team because of their perilous work to expose the Turkish government's negative treatment of minority religions, including that of the Ecumenical Patriachate in their December 2009 segment titled The Patriarch. Had it not been for the CBS news program's work, Turkey's actions would continue on unknown to the rest of the world. (Photos by J. Mindala)
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