2014 Award Winner
WILD BUT NOT FREE: Winner of 2014 GENESIS AWARD for outstanding reporting by the Humane Society of the United States. TODAY SHOW and NBCNEWS.COM special web page, May 14, 2013: NBC's Senior Investigative Correspondent Lisa Myers reports on the heated battle over America's wild horses and reveals why the federal program caring for these animals is now in a state of crisis. The government says helicopter roundups of wild horses are necessary, but animal advocates, armed with new photos and video, insist many of the protected animals are injured, even killed in the roundups. For the first time, the government now holds more mustangs in captivity than actually live in the wild, at a growing cost to taxpayers of nearly $80 million per year. Producer and Co-Writer: Michael Austin. Lead Cameraman: Paul Thiriot. Cameramen: Sam Prigg and Dana Roecker. Soundmen: Rob Colville and Craig Nilson. Video Editor: Tommy Tripodes.