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KNSD-TV, San Diego
Emmy Award for Making a Marine, documentary, 1996
Golden Mic Award for “Chased by Fire,” spot news, 1988
I t’s late October under a dark red twilight. Streetlights glow as motorists search for shelter in downtown hotels. A few masked citizens point up at the low, bleeding sky, squinting through ash that falls like snow. Coughing through surgical masks, they weigh their chances. “Will there be a home to return to?” It’s twelve noon, but it looks and feels like nighttime in hell.
Just a day before, strong Santa Ana winds blew in hot, dry air ...