Winner 1994

20/20: The Hunger Inside

ABC News 20/20

If not for the pioneering work of Peggy Claude-Pierre, hundreds of young people now leading happy and productive lives might have been lost to anorexia. Her techniques and approach to combating this disease are unprecedented, as this segment from ABC News 20/20 reveals with insight and dramatic impact. The Hunger Inside” chronicles the life changes of patients at Claude-Pierre’s clinic and reveals how anorexia has been misunderstood and ill-served by traditional medical approaches. This broadcast inspired a response from health professionals in the United States and abroad and is credited with saving the lives of many young patients. For presenting a powerful and poignant depiction of a life-threatening disorder, a Peabody is presented to ABC News 20/20 for The Hunger Inside.