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A.J. Lagoe and Jeff Kummer, “Radon Roulette”
Lagoe and Kummer were recognized in the television category for their crucial investigative series into the testing of radon gas, a leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, in Minnesota schools. Their powerful storytelling and dogged shoe-leather reporting spurred the proposal of a new law to mandate radon testing in Minnesota schools and earned the attention of the state’s governor, who promised to take action against what he called a “disgraceful” public health crisis.