Winner 1973

Home Rule Campaign


A Peabody Award to WRC-TV, NBC in Washington, for its Home Rule Campaign. This was an intensive editorial campaign on the part of this fine station which was instrumental in helping achieve local self-government for the disenfranchised citizens of the District of Columbia, the “last colony” of the United States. The WRC-TV editorial campaign played an educational and informational role in focusing Congressional and community comment and opinion on the legislation that was passed in 1973 providing home rule for the national capital. For this commitment to human and civil rights on the part of WRC-TV, efforts which represent the highest form of community leadership and public service, a George Foster Peabody Award to WRC-TV.