WASHINGTON, March 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- CNN's Lou Dobbs will receive the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's 2004 Statesmanship Award, AdTI's Ken Brown announced today, in recognition of Dobbs's significant contribution to his signal contribution to promoting public understanding of the impact of U.S. economic policy on workers and families. Dobbs will be presented with the award at a private ceremony in New York city.
"Mr. Dobbs has single-handedly brought national and international attention to the issue of outsourcing," says Brown, AdTI's president since 2000. "He makes people think about the future of the American worker. 'Exporting America,' by far, was the most courageous journalism of the past year."
John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, comments, "Lou Dobbs punched through the narrow confines of establishment debate and asked, 'What do these policies mean for all of us in the longer term?' For workers, businesses and others, Lou's voice became the voice of reason. His reporting opened a debate about how we can increase American workers' vital role in the productivity of our country. Thanks to Lou's energy, CEOs, policymakers, and unions were able to openly test and debate ways that we can arrive at mutually beneficial solutions. His reporting definitely contributed to a more competitive America in the 21st century."
Tocqueville senior fellow and founder Gregory Fossedal called Dobbs "intellectually . . . as sharp and tough as Bob Novak," while "in personal manner . . . as gentle as Oprah -- the Jimmy Stewart of journalists," in a feature for United Press. "Audience share is the best revenge," he concluded. (For the full text of the article, click here http://www.adti.net/upi/dobbs.html.)
Lou Dobbs is the anchor and managing editor of CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight." Dobbs also anchors a nationally syndicated financial news radio report, "The Lou Dobbs Financial Report," and is a columnist for Money magazine and U.S. News and World Report.
The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution is a public interest research foundation which studies the spread and perfection of democracy. The institution's research programs include education reform, immigration, and technology.
CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to 14 cable and satellite television networks; two private place-based networks; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; six Web sites, including CNN.com, the first major news and information Web site; and CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service.
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