Moreover, the documentary also helped the struggling families and addicts to get rid of the addiction. As per the reports from the same news program, over 100 American die every day in America because of herion addiction. "The program was overwhelmingly well received by lawmakers, advocates educators, and viewers," ABC News president James Goldston wrote announcing the win.
The other two finalists who were nominated for the same category included Ronan Farrow‘s report for NBC News called America’s Chernobyl, and another story from ABC: Nightline’s report called Daughters for Sale.
The Council on International Non-Theatrical Events (CINE) which is a public-private partnership with the USIA branch of the State Department has been presenting the Golden Eagle Awards for 60 years.