The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Mr. Novak (NBC)




Mr. Novak
 1963 | NBC Television

For restoring dignity and honor to the popular image of the American schoolteacher, for reminding our young people that there is no grander pursuit than the pursuit of knowledge, and for daring to insist—without preachment or piety—that the uneducated man is an incomplete man, this Peabody Award is given to Mr. Novak. This series* has assumed a special importance in an age of lowered standards and school dropouts. It has sensed its responsibility and risen to it with courage and good taste. Mr. Novak starred James Franciscus as John Novak, an idealistic English teacher at a Los Angeles high school, and Dean Jagger as the principal, Albert Vane. It ran for two seasons on NBC.



Related Articles

Early Bird Deadline: Dec. 15

Click here to begin an entry. The early submissions deadline is December 15, 2018. The final deadline is January...

Full Article »

Support Stories That Matter

We did it! Thanks to our many supporters, we met our goal to raise $50,000 on Peabody Giving Day....

Full Article »