The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

“Peace…On Our Time” and “The Death of Ruben Salazar”




“Peace…On Our Time” and “The Death of Ruben Salazar”
 1970 | KMEX-TV

Public service in its highest sense was exemplified by KMEX-TV, a Spanish-language UHF station in Los Angeles, following the slaying by sheriff’s deputies of Ruben Salazar, the station’s news editor. Through the efforts of station manager, Danny Villanueva, both on and off the air, a threatened riot of major proportions was averted and the tension defused.



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