March 31, 2004

KHOU-TV and WCNC-TV win Peabody awards

Two Belo stations, KHOU-TV in Houston and WCNC-TV in Charlotte, have been awarded 2003 George Foster Peabody Awards, bringing to five the number of Peabody Awards earned by Belo television stations and executives since 2000.

No other commercial station group has won more than two Peabody Awards during this period. KHOU and WCNC were among only five local television stations from across the country to win 2003 Peabody Awards.

KHOU's "Evidence of Errors" presented a detailed account of hundreds of errors at the Houston Police Department's crime laboratory that resulted in innocent people being convicted. WCNC's "Medicaid Centers Dental Investigation" uncovered unnecessary treatments for children.