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Pinkston chosen for journalism award at Ole Miss

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Randall Pinkston, winner of three national Emmys and one Edward R. Murrow Award as a network correspondent, will receive the 2013 Samuel Talbert Silver Em Award from the University of Mississippi.

The award will be presented to Pinkston on Thursday during a luncheon at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on the Ole Miss campus.

Pinkston, a native of Yazoo County, retired in May after 33 years with CBS. In September he joined the new Al Jazeera America team as a national correspondent.

Pinkston, who graduated from Millsaps College, is a former WLBT news anchor. He has a law degree from the University of Connecticut.

He joined CBS in 1980 and was White House correspondent during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

The Silver Em has been awarded annually since 1958.

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