Winner 1981 | WLS-TV
A Peabody Award goes to WLS-TV, Chicago, for Eyewitness News. This news organization’s first-class investigative reporting is exemplified by two specific reports: Traffic Court: Justice or a Joke? and So You Need A Driver’s License. The expose of the faults within the system of traffic court justice is magnified through competent editing and thorough skillful handling of facts. The investigation of corruption in granting “black-market” licenses resulted in the operators of some driving schools being indicted. These two exceptionally well done investigative reports indicate that WLS-TV’s Eyewitness News teams are careful in research, thorough in preparation, present their facts accurately, and are skillful in creating the results. Such reports provide an unusually valuable service with notable success. For this success, a Peabody Award goes to WLS-TV, Chicago, for Eyewitness News.
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