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Mr. Pearce joined the Courier-Journal staff as an editorial writer. He shared in the Pulitzer Prize awarded to the Courier-Journal in 1967. On this occasion the Courier-Journal received the Pulitzer Committee's "Meritorious Public Service Award" for its successful battle for stronger strip-mining controls. At the time of the interview, John Ed Pearce was a writer for the Sunday Magazine in which he specializes in Kentucky county profiles.