Winner 1983


WRAL Radio

It has often been said that “results are what count.” WRAL has been able to see the results of an 80-part series occupying more than 50 broadcast hours. Produced by the outstanding news staffs of WRAL and the North Carolina News Network, the series focused on persons who have been victimized by crime, by circumstance, or by life itself. Victims of racial discrimination, of sex discrimination, of child abuse, of criminal acts, of divorce, illness or even war—all have been helped. Victims has accomplished such diverse results as a state investigation of voting irregularities, release of an inmate wrongly convicted of arson, and helped secure legislative approval of a statewide victim compensation program. For serving as a catalyst to improve the lives of residents of North Carolina, a Peabody Award to WRAL.