Winner 1986

Radio Coverage of the Attack on Tripoli, Libya

NBC News

No one particularly likes to be in the midst of a bombing attack. NBC News Correspondents Fred Kennedy and Philip Till are certainly no exception. But when American planes dropped bombs on Tripoli, Libya on April 15 these seasoned reporters found themselves in the midst of this unpleasant experience. Nonetheless, their coolness and professionalism under fire brought the American people a series of gripping and realistic accounts of what was taking place. Listeners to NBC News reports heard the bombs drop nearby and they could envision the chaos which lay beneath the hotel balcony where Kennedy and Till had established themselves. For exceptional coverage of an event of great importance a Peabody Award is made to NBC News.