The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

NBC University Theatre





 1948 | NBC Radio

An award to the NBC University Theatre, an hour’s dramatization of some of our finest novels and short stories launched as an experiment in July, 1948. The response to the first five performances, which included A Farewell To Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, Noon Wine, by Katherine Anne Porter, and Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis, was so vociferous that the network pocketed any misgivings it may have had, moved the show to a more desirable hour, and found the actors and the funds to sustain a series of absorbing and skillfully adapted programs.



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