The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

ABC’s Coverage of the 1968 Olympic Games





 1968 | ABC Television

ABC’s coverage of the 1968 Olympic Games, both summer and winter, presented a high watermark of imaginative production and a noteworthy example of television fostering international understanding. Particular honors go to Roone Arledge, President, ABC Sports, and anchorman Chris Schenkel. The government of Mexico also merits a salute for its organization of the summer Olympiad, a memorable achievement. In recognition, the Peabody Award for television promotion of international understanding.



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