Institutional 1965

Institutional Award: KTLA-TV for Television News

KTLA-TV

A Peabody Award is presented to television station KTLA, Los Angeles, for its strategic news coverage during the critical period of the Watts riots, when 30 persons were left dead and hundreds injured. Channel 5’s Telecopter kept officials constantly informed; often served as the only check on new or isolated outbreaks; and, presented a graphic, moving close-up of the tragedy.