The Peabody Awards

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  • “Calling Longshoremen” for Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station
    1943
    “Calling Longshoremen” for Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station

    Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station: The award for outstanding public service by a local station goes to Station KYA, San Francisco, for its program, Calling Longshoremen, which was originated by Don Fedderson and which by daily dispatch of longshoremen to vital points saved thousands of man-hours and greatly increased the speed of shore loading in one of the nation’s busiest ports.... read more

  • “Junior Commandos” for Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station
    1943
    “Junior Commandos” for Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station

    (Honorable Mention) Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station: Honorable mention to station WSNJ, Bridgeton, New Jersey, for its program, Junior Commandos, which proved of special incentive and interest in the juvenile field.... read more

  • “Let’s Pretend” for Outstanding Children’s Program
    1943
    “Let’s Pretend” for Outstanding Children’s Program

    Outstanding Children’s Program: The award for the outstanding children’s program goes to Let’s Pretend.” Directed by Miss Nila Mack, this dramatization of great fairy tales has contributed both to entertainment and education, both to the passive and active development of children. The dramas are played chiefly by children themselves. In addition to the merit of this program’s direct contribution to the imagination of American children, it has become one of the most unusual child-acting schools of the air—numerous veterans of its “troupe” have gone on to play remarkable juvenile parts on Broadway. <p><p>... read more

  • “Lux Radio Theatre” and “An Open Letter to the American People” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    1943
    “Lux Radio Theatre” and “An Open Letter to the American People” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    Outstanding Entertainment in Drama: For outstanding entertainment in drama, the Board voted a double award to Lux Radio Theatre and An Open Letter to the American People—both CBS presentations. The first, produced by Cecil B. DeMille, received more listening-post votes than any other program in this category. The second, written and produced by William N. Robson (a 1942 Peabody winner for his production, The Man Behind the Gun), argued with dramatic simplicity and force for futility of violence as a solution of racial problems.... read more

  • “Music and the Spoken Word” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
    1943
    “Music and the Spoken Word” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music

    Outstanding Entertainment in Music: The award for outstanding entertainment in music goes to the Tabernacle Choir, whose Sunday program entitled, Music and the Spoken Word, originates in station KSL of Salt Lake City. For twelve years past, this choir of 400 voices under the leadership of Richard Evans has trained itself voluntarily for this weekly broadcast and has maintained throughout the highest standard of choral singing.... read more

  • “These Are Americans” for Outstanding Community Service by a Regional Station
    1943
    “These Are Americans” for Outstanding Community Service by a Regional Station

    Outstanding Community Service by a Regional Station: The award for outstanding community service by a regional station goes to Station KNX, Los Angeles, for These Are Americans, a series of six programs dealing with the Mexican-American groups in this country. Intelligently and carefully prepared, this series emphasizes the need for tolerance and understanding in a locality where the absence of these restraining virtues can lead to serious difficulties. The approach is realistic and fair, the presentation skillful and effective.... read more

  • Personal Award: Bob Hope
    1943
    Personal Award: Bob Hope

    A special award has been voted this year to Bob Hope in recognition of the unfailing good humor and generosity with which he entertained our troops here and abroad. Humor is at a premium in a grim time like this and Bob Hope’s was the best. The University faculty committee, in recommending the special citation for Bob Hope, spoke of his “untiring zeal and the high level of entertainment of his camp tours in the United States and throughout the world,” and said: “The joy and strengthened morale which he has given to the men and women of the armed... read more

  • Personal Award: Edward R. Murrow for Outstanding Reporting of the News
    1943
    Personal Award: Edward R. Murrow for Outstanding Reporting of the News

    The award for outstanding reporting of the year goes unanimously to Edward R. Murrow of CBS, who in 1937 helped to set up the first international chain of radio reporters, who set a standard in his own delivery, and whose reports from Britain last year reached a high point on December 3rd in his eyewitness account of a fortress raid over Berlin, an account rightly entitled Orchestrated Hell.... read more

  • The Lands of the Free
    1943
    The Lands of the Free

    (Honorable Mention) Outstanding Education Program: Honorable mention to the program entitled The Lands Of The Free, which has blazed the trail here at home and in translation abroad for the Inter-American University of the Air.... read more

  • Town Meeting of the Air
    1943
    Town Meeting of the Air

    Outstanding Educational Program: The award for the outstanding educational program goes to Town Meeting of the Air, a forum which under the firm, fair moderation of George V. Denny, Jr., has challenged and edified the thinking of millions of Americans.... read more