Canada's National public broadcaster took home twenty-six awards, including a Grand Prize for the Age of Persuasion, at the 2011 New York Festivals International Radio Awards in New York City.

The New York Festival now in its 29th year, honours the most original and innovative radio programs from around the world.

Age of Persuasion, a show hosted by Terry O'Reilly which analyzes the impact of marketing on popular culture, won five awards including a Grand Prize for an episode titled "AOP Goes to the Movies," which featured analysis of movie trailers, including Alfred Hitchcock's pitch for The Birds.

The CBC also took home a Bronze medal in the prestigious United Nations Department of Public Information Award category for an episode by The Sunday Edition entitled "Habtom's Path." The episode was about a young Eritrean refugee who hanged himself in Halifax while facing deportation by Immigration Canada.

"We take enormous pride in our ability to serve Canadians well and to see our Canadian content being recognized internationally is true testament to the talent of every one of our award winners," said Denise Donlon, General Manager, CBC Radio English.

The complete list of CBC medal winners is as follows:

Grand Prize

Age of Persuasion - "AOP Goes To The Movies" Bus/Con Issues


Age of Persuasion - "AOP Goes To The Movies" Bus/Con Issues
The Early Edition - "AIDS Then & Now" Health/Medical
World at Six - "Bangkok Bloodshed" Breaking News
The Sunday Edition - "Habtom's Path" Profiles/Community Portraits


Age of Persuasion - "AOP Goes To The Movies" Writing
Age of Persuasion - "Speed Bumps" Writing
The Current - "The Caregiver" Human Relations
Quirks & Quarks - Educational "Top Ten Unanswered Questions in The Universe"
Radio News Calgary - Ongoing News Story "Power, Parties and Paranoia at ENMAX"
ReVision Quest - History "Will the Truth Bring Reconciliation?"
The Sunday Edition - "Watch My Stick, Please" Culture and the Arts
Writers & Company - "Jean Le Carre Interview" Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program


Age of Persuasion - "Speed Bumps" Bus/Con Issues
Backbencher - Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program "Nose Ring/Second Chance/Cutting Loose"
C'est La Vie - "Malcolm" Narration
The Current - "From The Heart" Health/Medical
The Current - "October Crisis" News Promotion
The Sunday Edition - "The Women Are Coming " History

Finalist Certificate

World at Six "Olympic Death: One Year Later" Sports Coverage
The Current "Etched in Stone" Culture & Arts
The Current "Russia Revealed" News Magazine
In Tune June 5th Episode Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program
Red Road Forward "Memory, Numbness, Intimacy, Forgiveness, Profiles/Community Profiles Hope"

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