The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

48 Hours: “Abortion Battle” and “On Runaway Street”




48 Hours: “Abortion Battle” and “On Runaway Street”
Winner 1988 | CBS News

It is not difficult to tackle sensitive, complex and often divisive issues with the expectation that you will end up with balanced, informative, well-thought-out results. What is difficult is to succeed. In the opinion of members of the Peabody Board the CBS News program 48 Hours did succeed in two exceptional reports: Abortion Battle and On Runaway Street. In Abortion Battle viewers were presented with an exploration of several aspects of this controversial issue that provided a dimension often missing from conventional news coverage. In On Runaway Street the team achieved a notable public service contribution by highlighting the dangerous and lonely world of America’s teenage runaways. To executive producer Andrew Heyward and to producers Al Briganti (Abortion Battle) and Catherine Lasiewicz (On Runaway Street) a hearty “Well Done!” from the Peabody Board.



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