- 1985 Pulitzer Prize
The following are the
Pulitzer Prizesfor 1985.
** The "
Fort Worth Star-Telegram", For reporting by Mark J. Thompson which revealed that nearly 250 U.S. servicemen had lost their lives as a result of a design problem in helicopters built by Bell Helicopter-a revelation which ultimately led the Army to ground almost 600 Huey helicopters pending their modification.
*General News Reporting:
Thomas Turcolof " The Virginian-Pilot" and " Ledger-Star", for City Hall coverage which exposed the corruption of a local economic development official.
William K. Marimowof " The Philadelphia Inquirer", for his revelation that city police dogs had attacked more than 350 people -- an expose that led to investigations of the K-9 unit and the removal of a dozen officers from it.
Lucy Morganand Jack Reed of the " St. Petersburg Times", for their thorough reporting on Pasco CountySheriff John Short, which revealed his department's corruption and led to his removal from office by voters.
Jon Franklinof " The Baltimore Evening Sun", for his seven-part series "The Mind Fixers", about the new science of molecular psychiatry.
Randall Savageand Jackie Crosbyof the " Macon Telegraph and News", for their in-depth examination of academics and athletics at the University of Georgiaand the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Thomas J. Knudsonof the " Des Moines Register", for his series of articles that examined the dangers of farming as an occupation.
Josh Friedmanand Dennis Bell, reporters, and Ozier Muhammad, photographer of " Newsday". For their series on the plight of the hungry in Africa.
Alice Steinbachof " The Baltimore Sun", for her account of a blind boy's world, "A Boy of Unusual Vision".
Murray Kemptonof "Newsday", for witty and insightful reflection on public issues in 1984 and throughout a distinguished career.
Howard Rosenbergof the " Los Angeles Times", for his television criticism.
Richard Aregoodof the " Philadelphia Daily News", for his editorials on a variety of subjects."
Jeff MacNellyof the " Chicago Tribune".
*Spot News Photography:
** Photography Staff of "
Register", for their exceptional coverage of the Olympic games.
Larry C. Priceof " The Philadelphia Inquirer", for his series of photographs from Angola and El Salvador depicting their war-torn inhabitants.
Stan Grossfeldof " The Boston Globe", for his series of photographs of the famine in Ethiopiaand for his pictures of illegal alienson the Mexican border.
Letters, Drama and Music Awards
** "Foreign Affairs" by
Sunday in the Park with George" by Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine.
**"Prophets of Regulation" by
Thomas K. McCraw.
* Biography or autobiography:
**"The Life and Times of Cotton Mather" by
* General non-fiction:
**"The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two" by
**"RiverRun Symphony" by
Stephen AlbertPremiered by the National Symphony Orchestraon January 17, 1985.
pecial Citations and Awards
* Special Awards and Citations - Music:
William Schuman, a special citation to William Schuman for more than half a century of contribution to American music as composer and educational leader."
* [http://www.pulitzer.org/cyear/1985w.html The Pulitzer Prizes for 1985]
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