The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

ABC News Nightline Special: Moment of Crisis, Anatomy of a Riot




ABC News Nightline Special: Moment of Crisis, Anatomy of a Riot
 1992 | ABC News Nightline Special, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.

It is extremely rare for a single news program to receive two Peabody Awards in the same year. However, in the view of the Peabody Board this documentary stood on its own as worthy of recognition. This special investigation by the superb Nightline team presented a detailed, behind-the-scenes account of the hours immediately preceding and following the announcement of the Rodney King verdict on April 29, 1992. Most importantly, in interviewing the principals from the trial - including members of the Los Angeles police department, the Mayor and others in his office, and the residents of Simi Valley and the Crenshaw district—Nightline helped focus the questions and provided needed answers as America came to grips with one of its darkest episodes in recent history. To a Moment of Crisis: Anatomy of a Riot, a Peabody Award.



Related Articles

Submissions Closed, Nominees Announced April 9

The early submissions deadline was December 15, 2018. The final deadline was January 9, 2019. Eligibility...

Full Article »

Support Stories That Matter

We did it! Thanks to our many supporters, we met our goal to raise $50,000 on Peabody Giving Day....

Full Article »