Winner 1982

They Served With Honor

WMAL Radio

With the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, the nation took a giant step in the healing process which had been slow in coming. Reporter Larry Matthews of the WMAL news team brought to listeners of that excellent radio station a very moving examination of the memorial itself, and, indeed, of the entire Vietnam experience, through personal reflections of veterans of that conflict. There was a rifleman, a nurse, a former prisoner of war, and others who talked about the memorial and the times and the events which had changed and shaped their lives. This excellent use of radio to tell a significant story, one in which all Americans were interested, has been judged by the Peabody Board to be worthy of this Peabody recognition.