The biggest scoop of Edward Kennedy’s career — Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender — is also what ruined his career. A determined group of journalists wants to do something about that: They want Kennedy to be posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
June 24, 1943 The veteran Associated Press reporter Edward Kennedy had a penchant for daring evasion of authority, dashing into forbidden World War II battle zones because he had to get the story. Kennedy broke the news of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender, but, because he broke an embargo to do so, the military revoked his credentials, his fellow correspondents turned on him and the head of the AP apologized for Kennedy's report rather than praised him. Associated Press Buy Photo