1982 | KOCO-TV
A unique cooperative effort between print and broadcast journalists in Oklahoma brought to light a shocking and sordid story of abuses, neglect, and questionable deaths in homes for the mentally retarded in that state operated by the Department of Human Services. The resulting on-the-air reports were not pretty, were not entertaining, and were not designed to be taken lightly by viewers. The reports were thorough, well-documented, and powerful in their impact. Ultimately, key resignations followed and a long process toward rectifying some of the abuses of the past was begun. For undertaking a tough task which resulted in important and tangible results, a Peabody Award to KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City for Oklahoma Shame.
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 »