The Peabody Awards

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  • “Against the Storm” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    1941
    “Against the Storm” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    Outstanding Entertainment in Drama: An award in drama is in honor of a daytime program which stands head and shoulders above the mediocrities in its field. The program is entitled Against the Storm. Its human interest and integrity are much needed; its author, Sandra Michaels, and its director, John Gibbs—a good team in life as in radio—deserve our award and our congratulations.... read more

  • “University of Chicago Round Table of the Air” for Outstanding Educational Program
    1941
    “University of Chicago Round Table of the Air” for Outstanding Educational Program

    Outstanding Educational Program: Many programs were considered in the field of education. The 1941 award goes unanimously to the University of Chicago Round Table of the Air, a program which, since its origin ten years ago, has been identified with station WMAQ, and for the excellence and spontaneity of which Judith Waller, Allen Miller, and Sherman Dryer are primarily responsible. In the days when it is no longer permissible to ad lib, it is well to remember a program which gave free expression to intelligent minds.... read more

  • Mutual Broadcasting System and Alfred Wallenstein – (First Mutual Winner) for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
    1941
    Mutual Broadcasting System and Alfred Wallenstein – (First Mutual Winner) for Outstanding Entertainment in Music

    The Committee was strongly of the opinion that the award in music should go to Mr. Alfred Wallenstein of WOR Radio. Every music lover is grateful for the many fine programs by symphonic orchestras and the Metropolitan Opera Company. Mr. Wallenstein’s work partakes of greater originality; his presentation of the Bach Contatas, his search for the lesser-known classics, and the beauty and leadership which he has brought to the performance of his Sinfonietta—all these mark him as singularly fitted for this award.... read more

  • Personal Award: Cecil Brown for Outstanding Reporting of the News
    1941
    Personal Award: Cecil Brown for Outstanding Reporting of the News

    The major networks and many of the local stations are to be commended for their news coverage in 1941. The award for the best reporting of the news goes to Mr. Cecil Brown of CBS, whose dispatches from Cairo, Singapore and Australia were remarkable for their accuracy and their courage. He was frequently in hot spots, and his eye-witness account of the sinking of the Repulse and the Prince of Wales was the most dramatic single story of the year. His news sense, his coolness under fire and his insistence—even under censorship—that the truth must get home sets an example... read more

  • Personal Award: Norman Corwin for “The Bill of Rights” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    1941
    Personal Award: Norman Corwin for “The Bill of Rights” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    Outstanding Entertainment in Drama: We wish to confer an award in drama upon Norman Corwin, whose program on The Bill Of Rights, demonstrated what patriotism and a fine dramatic sense could do seven days after Pearl Harbor. Here is a program which ought to be rebroadcast until it is familiar. ... read more

  • The International Shortwave Broadcasters of the United States Institutional Award for Outstanding Public Service by Stations
    1941
    The International Shortwave Broadcasters of the United States Institutional Award for Outstanding Public Service by Stations

    It was the Committee’s opinion that the most worthwhile innovation of 1941 is to be found in the international short-wave broadcasts which have gone from America into the free air of England and into the area of silence, the dominated lands of Europe. It is unfair to single out any one station for this admirable work. Instead the short-wave broadcasters, one and all, and their coordinator, Mr. Stanley P. Richardson, should be cited for their initiative and their influence.... read more