Personal Award: Tom Pettit
Tom Pettit, a writer-producer for NBC News, has brought a strong dimension to investigative reporting on television, an area hitherto largely unfulfilled. Incisive, accurate and probing, Pettit has filed many noteworthy reports for his network. One special report on chemical warfare brought about a congressional investigation into national policies in that regard. In recognition, a Peabody Award for network television public service.