The Edward R. Murrow Award 2010

Powerful and evocative treatments of the two poles of the Middle East — simmering crises that represent unfinished business of these flashpoints of global conflict. In “Unfinished Business,” Lesley Stahl and producer Richard Bonin examine shattered lives that American forces left behind when they withdrew from Iraq, while uncovering the underside of the economic structures that support this would-be nation, including illicit trade in oil products with Iran.
In “City of David,” Stahl teams with producer Shachar Bar-On for a microcosmic look at the issues plaguing the Israel-Palestine conflict. Vivid and insightful writing illuminates the profound tensions underlying an architectural dig to uncover a palace that may (or may not) have belonged to King David, but which today lies beneath a sprawling Palestinian neighborhood called Silwan.