Winner 1985

A Higher Standard


Exposure of political corruption has long been a hallmark of investigative journalism. The central role of television in such investigations is revealed by WSMV-TV, Nashville, in its 30-minute documentary A Higher Standard. Focusing on the relationship of Congressman Bill Boner and an influential local defense contractor, WSMV-TV presented viewers a forthright and captivating examination into the character, integrity, and moral standards of an elected official. For its journalistic diligence and clear expertise in the investigative craft, a Peabody Award to WSMV-TV for A Higher Standard.