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Kristin Carlson honored with duPont award

New York, New York - January 21, 2010

High honors for members of the Channel 3 News team.

Senior reporter Kristin Carlson accepted a DuPont-Columbia University Award for a series of reports called Foreigners on the Farm.

WCAX is one of only six local stations across the country to receive the prestigious award this year.

For many of our viewers the 2008 series was a first glimpse at the reality of many of the state's dairy farms. And for the first time, farmers and their Mexican workers talked openly about their situation.

"When this story aired no one knew what would happen. Never before in Vermont had a farmer or workers talked so openly, admitting that what they were doing was illegal. The threat of a federal crackdown, deportation was on everyone's minds," said Carlson during her acceptance speech.

Congratulations to Kristin Carlson along with Photographer Joe Carroll and Producer Kristin Kelly.

Click here to read the press release from Columbia.

Click here to read the press release from WCAX.

Read or watch the series:

Foreigners on the Farm, Part 1: The Secret Lives of Foreign Workers

Foreigners on the Farm, Part 2: Is Vt. Turning a Blind Eye to Illegal Workers?

Foreigners on the Farm, Part 3: How Police Deal with Illegal Workers

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