The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Personal Award: Jack Benny




Personal Award: Jack Benny
 1949 | CBS Radio

The George Foster Peabody Radio Award in entertainment goes to The Jack Benny Show and in particular to Jack Benny himself, for developing so brilliantly a comedy program which has avoided habit, staleness and artificiality. The Peabody Committee wishes to congratulate Jack Benny’s writing team for their originality and vitality; they applaud Mr. Benny himself for the masterly timing and delivery of his own lines, for his good sense in subordinating his role in the interest of many a comic situation, and most of all because he makes laughter sound so easy and natural.



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 »