The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversations: The Whistleblower


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Wes Unruh - 11/2/2018


“Congress passed a law that basically tied the hands of the DEA, making it more difficult for them to stop the flood of drugs flowing into American communities, ...and it was alarming,” Bill Whitaker explains about “The Whistleblower,” an investigation into the business and politics fueling the opioid epidemic. The collaboration between CBS’ “60 Minutes” and The Washington Post was honored with a 2017 Peabody Award for “explosive reporting that uncovered a truly bipartisan problem, which continues to receive massive amounts of funding even while the scourge of addiction continues to grow.”