The Peabody Awards

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  • “Our Hidden Enemy—Venereal Disease” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
    1942
    “Our Hidden Enemy—Venereal Disease” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station: The award for outstanding public service by a local station goes to station KOAC, Corvalis, Oregon, for the program, Our Hidden Enemy—Venereal Disease, which, in the words of the U.S. Surgeon General, “has made a unique and valuable contribution.” These programs were prepared by Dr. Charles Baker, a leading syphologist, for the University of Kentucky. KOAC has the distinction of being the first to accept this courageous series.... read more

  • “The Home Front” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    1942
    “The Home Front” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station: The award for outstanding public service by a regional station goes to station WCHS, Charleston, West Virginia, for the program The Home Front, a twice-weekly feature which has created and maintained morale by providing authoritative answers to listener questions dealing with the most perplexing of public problems in a community at war. In making this award, the Peabody Board has been guided by the University of Georgia faculty committee on preliminary selections.... read more

  • “The Man Behind the Gun” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    1942
    “The Man Behind the Gun” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    The award for the outstanding entertainment in drama goes to the new program entitled The Man Behind the Gun—broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System, brilliantly written by Ronald R. MacDougall and authentically produced by William Northrup Robson—for timeliness, a racy dialogue and a vivid sound effect which intensify our appreciation of what the men in action are up against.... read more

  • “The Standard Symphony” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
    1942
    “The Standard Symphony” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music

    Outstanding Entertainment in Music: The award for outstanding entertainment in music goes to The Standard Symphony, National Broadcasting Company Pacific Coast Network. This is a program, now in its 15th year, has performed the double service of bringing the world’s great music to adult listeners along the Pacific coast and of providing delightful programs of interpretation to 4,700 schools.... read more

  • Afield With Ranger Mac
    1942
    Afield With Ranger Mac

    Outstanding Educational Program: The award for the outstanding educational program goes to station WHA, Madison, Wisconsin, for its splendid series on natural science and conservation entitled, Afield With Ranger Mac. Originated by the Wisconsin School of the Air, able and accurately presented by Wakelin McNeal, chief of the Junior Forest Rangers, this series sets an example which should be widely followed.... read more

  • Personal Award: Charles Collingwood for Outstanding Reporting of the News
    1942
    Personal Award: Charles Collingwood for Outstanding Reporting of the News

    The award for outstanding reporting of the year goes unanimously to Charles Collingwood of CBS who, with the tools of inference, indignation and fact, has conveyed to us through the screen of censorship, an understanding of the troublesome situation in North Africa.... read more