Winner 1983

Debbie Pielow: Waiting for a Heart That Never Came

WCCO Radio

In recent years, organ transplants have become a highly publicized, increasingly common surgical procedure. Too often, the triumph of technology has taken precedence over the human crises involved in transplants-including ethical, moral, financial, and legal concerns. For personalizing these issues in a poignant series of reports focusing on one young woman’s unsuccessful wait for a donor, a Peabody Award to WCCO Radio.