Reporter Susan Kaplan Receives AP Award for Veteran’s Day Feature

This month New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan earned a first place AP award (Division B) for her story called,” A Moment With World War II POW’s.”

Susan says listening to former prisoners of war, now in their 80’s or 90’s, recount days and nights in captivity revealed a sometimes forgotten part of the veteran experience. And she says, “The emotion and intensity in the soldier’s eyes and voices compelled me to produce a story with little narration.”

Some of Susan’s stories about veterans and the military have been heard nationally on NPR and on PRI’s The World.

“Susan shows a real commitment through her reporting to give interview subjects the space to tell their stories in their own words,” says Sam Hudzik, NEPR news director. “We’re proud of the work she produces every day and are pleased the AP judges recognized this beautiful feature.”

To hear “A Moment With World War II POW’s”, click here: http://nepr.net/news/2013/11/11/veterans-day-moment-world-war-ii-pows-new-england/

The awards ceremony for the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Radio and TV Contest will take place June 18, 2014 in Boston.