I won't lie, I wanted to win. We didn't. We lost against the World News Tonight special, "Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed The World." It was a special, I'm sure, they had months to prepare. After all, the civil rights icon had been ill for a long time.
The CBS News Correspondent in Johannesburg had been feeding back information for weeks before he actually passed. By contrast, our team, at CBS This Morning, Saturday, had just five hours to put together a live broadcast. I call it "the grind."
The CBS Evening News' "50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination" was also nominated in the "Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking News" category. We had a slim chance to win in a category I thought was right for us.
I moped. A bit. But truly, I am honored to be nominated and proud of our work. And, I'm grateful to work with such talented people. I'm also grateful to be in such impeccable company. Really, I was in the same room with Norman Lear, Paul Haggis, and writers from Frontline, The Daily Show, and countless others. And I got to wear a tux like George Clooney!
It was still a seriously good night.
So, maybe next time. I'm already looking forward to the rest of this year; I resolve to think bigger, work harder, and do better work.
Thank you, and good-night.