Winner 1952

Meet the Press

NBC Television

Co-produced by Martha Rountree and Lawrence E. Spivak, the television version of Meet the Press is an adaptation of a radio program begun in 1945 and awarded a Peabody Citation in 1946. Adding the visual to the auditory extends and strengthens the values of Meet the Press in public enlightenment. Subjecting the great and near great to expert questioning by the best reporters, this excellent program makes news as well as reports it. It is in the best tradition of a basic relationship between a free press and democracy.