Winner 1995

CBS News Coverage of the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

CBS News

CBS News’ comprehensive and accurate coverage of the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel on November 4, 1995, reflected its long-term commitment to excellence in broadcast journalism. CBS News Radio was on the air within minutes of the assassination with actuality reports and stayed with the events for nearly five hours. The CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer aired within hours of the assassination and presented a powerful account of the life and death or Mr. Rabin, along with predictions about the continuation of the peace process. The following day, coverage on CBS News Sunday Morning, Face The Nation and 60 Minutes provided unmatched background commentary on the crime and its aftermath in Israel and around the world. CBS News is commended by the Peabody Board for its commitment to excellence, which now extends beyond a half-century. For providing broadcast journalism reaches the highest standards, a Peabody Award to CBS News for its division-wide coverage of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.