Winner 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

WHYY Radio, National Public Radio

The aptly named Fresh Air is a breezy and brilliant weekday magazine of contemporary culture and public affairs. Host Terry Gross has earned a considerable reputation for her probing questions and unusual insights. Unlike the cacophony of voices that sometimes obscure and polarize contemporary debate, Ms. Gross asks thoughtful, unexpected questions, and allows her subjects time to frame their answers. From a core coverage of music, film, theater, and books, Fresh Air has now expanded to include the full range of contemporary issues. For breathing “fresh air” into talk radio, a Peabody Award goes to WHYY and National Public Radio for Fresh Air with Terry Gross.