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Apple TV+ podcast 'The Line' wins duPont-Columbia Award

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ podcast The Line has won an award.
  • It picked up a 2022 duPont-Columbia Award Silver Baton from the Columbia School of Journalism.
  • The show is a six-part non-fiction audio series about the life of US Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.

Apple TV+ podcast The Line has picked up a prestigious 2022 duPont-Columbia Award Silver Baton, the company has announced.

In a press release Apple stated (opens in new tab):

Today it was revealed that acclaimed Apple TV+ Original podcast "The Line" earned a prestigious 2022 duPont-Columbia Award Silver Baton tonight, by the Columbia School of Journalism, marking the first Apple TV+ Original podcast to be recognized with this honor. Awarded annually, the duPont-Columbia Awards honor news stories and films for the strength of their reporting, storytelling and impact in the public interest, upholding the highest standards in journalism.

Apple TV+ head of documentaries and unscripted, Molly Thompson, said the award "is a true testament to the thoughtful and impactful reporting in 'The Line'".

The show is a six-part audio series about the story of US Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was charged with war crimes before being acquitted on all but one count:

"The Line" takes an unflinching deep dive into moral ambiguities of forever wars and their impact on special operators as it examines the complicated realities involved with fighting a decades-long war, stripping back the layers surrounding Gallagher's alleged crimes.

The documentary the podcast accompanies is also available on Apple TV+. The streaming platform is available on all of Apple's best iPhones, iPads, Macs, and the Best TVs for Apple TV 2022.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.