University of Georgia George Foster Peabody Awards
Unless otherwise indicated, these are shared as part of a team:
Richard Harris (MSJ76) has won three times as senior producer at ABC News "Nightline": in 2002, for "The Survivors," which told the stories of two badly burned survivors of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon; in 2001, in recognition of the show's consistently high quality for more than 20 years; and in 1997 for "The Trial of Pol Pot," which brought depth and analysis to the trial of the infamous Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia.
Marcia Franklin (MSJ89) won in 2000 as producer and writer of Idaho Public Television's "Hearts and Minds: Teens and Mental Illness," a documentary that traced the lives of four teens diagnosed with mental illness who led productive lives nonetheless.
Eric Weiner (MSJ92) won in 1994 as reporter for NPR for its investigative series "Tobacco Stories," which exposed 13 potentially toxic chemicals that were used in cigarette manufacturing and led to congressional hearings and an FDA investigation.
Bill Lord (MSJ83) won in 1994 as producer for WKRN-TV (ABC/Nashville) for "Under the Influence," an investigative series and hour-long special on corruption in the Tennessee legislature.
Gregg Ramshaw (BSJ67, MSJ68) won in 1990 as managing producer for the joint effort between PBS' "MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour" and KCTS-TV in Seattle called "Backhauling." This expose shone the spotlight on truckers and trucking companies who transport toxic chemicals in one direction and then food products in the other.
Lester Crystal (BSJ56, MSJ57) has won three times as executive producer of the PBS "MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour": in 1990, for "Backhauling," presented in conjunction with KCTS-TV in Seattle, an expose of truckers and trucking companies who transport toxic chemicals in one direction and then food products in the other; in 1987, for "Japan Series," a comprehensive report on Japan's economy and ways of doing business; in 1985, for the five-part series, "Apartheid's People," which provided a deeper, more incisive look at the daily life of a range of South Africans.
Barry Petersen (BSJ70, MSJ72) won in 1990 for his reporting efforts as part of the CBS News radio team that reported "China in Crisis," the network's chronicle of Tiananmen Square during the popular uprising and subsequent government massacre.
Ira Sutow (BSJ68) won in 1988 for two programs produced at "48 Hours": "Abortion Battle," about the controversy over abortion in the U.S., and "On Runaway Street," a gritty look at the problem of runaways.
Glenn Kleiman (BSJ78) won in 1986 as executive producer of the WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee) segment, "Who's Behind the Wheel?" This shocking expose of the poor driving records of a number of school bus drivers in Milwaukee, some of whom had been criminally cited, led to new and expanded driver review procedures.