Winner of the 2004 national high school Emmy for news story, this piece by Carolyn Eastman and Bryan Snider looks at the aftermath of a destructive spring tornado that hit Battlefield, MO..
Back Story: The story was not assigned. Carolyn and Bryan felt strongly it should be covered, and in a few days turned in this piece, which was part of the last show of 2003. It was eligible for the Emmy contest the next year.
The Focus Statement: “Volunteers rally after tornado hits”
Trivia: Bryan Snider was a licensed pilot and was able to get the aerial footage for the story.