For immediate release
May 15, 1997


Teenage Reporters of NPR Documentary Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse To Be Featured On CBS News 60 MINUTES


Washington, DC -- On Sunday, May 18th, CBS News 60 MINUTES will examine how reporting for National Public Radio® documentaries has brightened the future of two teenage residents of a Chicago housing project. LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman reported the award-winning NPR documentaries Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse in 1996 and Ghetto Life 101 in 1993, which aired on All Things Considered.

Jones and Newman recently became the youngest recipients of the Robert F. Kennedy Awards Grand Prize for Journalism, for Remorse. Remorse also won the George Foster Peabody Award, the Gabriel Award, and the Sidney Hillman Award. Ghetto Life 101 garnered the Livingston Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Armstrong Memorial Award, and the New York Festivals Award.

Remorse explored the 1994 death of Eric Morse, a five-year-old thrown from the 14th floor of the housing project where Jones and Newman live, by two other boys. Jones and Newman spent a year compiling material for Remorse, interviewing everyone from the head of the Chicago Housing Authority to the incarcerated father of one of the assailants. In Ghetto Life 101, Jones and Newman chronicled their day-to-day encounters with drug dealers, drunken parents, and dangerous adventures.

Remorse and Ghetto Life 101 were produced by David Isay. The executive producer for All Things Considered is Ellen Weiss.

Both documentaries were funded by the Chicago Community Trust and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

National Public Radio, a membership organization of 570 public radio stations nationwide, produces and distributes the award-winning programs All Things Considered®, Talk of the Nation®, Weekend Edition® and NPR's Performance Today®.