Winner 1973


ABC News

One of the brightest spots in a year of exceptional documentary television has been the ABC News series Close-Up. Under the dynamic guiding hand of Vice President, Avram Westin, the series has explored such diverse topics as that most terrifying of words in the English language, “Fire” and “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Coal.” Working with staff members who rate with any in the industry, Av Westin has been able to combine skillful in-depth reporting with imaginative photography to provide ABC viewers with searching analyses of some of the most challenging areas of American concern. For the consistently high standards, and for devotion to the highest standards of the broadcast journalistic traditions, the Peabody Board has selected Close-Up and ABC News for a Peabody Award in the area of television news.