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Judy Woodruff honored with Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award


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Amna Nawaz: Well, last night, our own Judy Woodruff was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys for News, and had some words of wisdom to share as she accepted the honor.

Judy Woodruff: In a moment when we are swimming in a sea of opinion, and thank God we can express opinion freely in this country, when our resources are stretched, and when there is a raging debate over what's true and what isn't, we in journalism have to continue to do the hard work every day of reporting, double-checking, vetting, and confirming.

We must get up every morning, put on our boots or our high heels and resume the search for facts. It's not glamorous. It won't win us friends. But that's what our job is. And we cannot flag or grow weary. The American people are counting on us. Our democracy depends on us. There is a lot of work to do.

To the academy and to all of you, thank you so much.


Amna Nawaz: An important reminder for all of us in journalism and a well-deserved award.

Congratulations, Judy.

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