09 The Edward R. Murrow Award 2014

A surprising story that takes the viewer to an unexpected place and introduces unconventional characters. “Big Men’’ unpacks a single oil deal, in the Republic of Ghana, and examines it, Rashomon-like, from the points of view of oilmen, venture capitalists, militants, human-rights activists, politicians and citizens of other countries who have endured the same plight. It reveals a farrago of politics, corruption and greed that attends the commercialization of natural resources in developing nations. Deeply reported and compellingly told, this is investigative journalism of the highest order.