Winner 1976

Power Politics in Mississippi


As one segment of a far-reaching series of documentary-investigative type programs titled PROBE, this half-hour dealing with Power Politics in Mississippi underscored what can be done when aggressive and responsible management utilizes quality news personnel to achieve ends which serve both community and state. This program generated such interest the first time it was shown that a second showing was called for. As a result, many of the citizens of Mississippi were able to judge for themselves on matters of possible conflict of interest, legal ethics, and bending of rules. To the Peabody Board, this type of programming excellence reflects what it hopes the Peabody Award stands for: meritorious service to the listening and viewing public.