The Peabody Awards

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  • “Cavalcade of America” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    1944
    “Cavalcade of America” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    Outstanding Entertainment in Drama. In the field of drama, Cavalcade Of America has made an endearing place for itself in the hearts of the people. Here is a program that brings home to us the best exploits of our contemporary history. Its choice of actors is unerring and in such performances as Take Her Down, which starred Clark Gable on his first appearance after leaving the Army, Report From The Pacific, which made us proud of Bob Hope and his entire troupe, and Autobiography of an Angel, the story of an Army nurse so brilliantly portrayed by Helen Hayes, has... read more

  • “Cross-Rhoads” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Staition
    1944
    “Cross-Rhoads” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Staition

    The award goes to Cross-Rhoads, a weekly quarter-hour program over WIBX, Utica, New York, presented by returned overseas veterans of the army now stationed at Rhoads General Hospital in Utica. Each week this program dramatizes a battle experience of one of the Rhoads patients, and in so doing, it enlarges our understanding of the veterans and strengthens the bond between the home front and the men who bear the brunt. All participants, including the announcer, are veterans. The script is written by the Public Relations Special Service at the hospital and is produced with the help of the American Red... read more

  • “Human Adventure” for Outstanding Educational Program
    1944
    “Human Adventure” for Outstanding Educational Program

    Outstanding Educational Program: For the outstanding educational program, the award goes to Human Adventure, a series of programs presented by the University of Chicago. Human Adventure explores in a dramatic form subjects as highbrow as The Origin of the Earth, Penicillin, The Wonder Drug, and even The Einstein Theory of Relativity. Such Human Adventure might have been profoundly dull; instead, it was made clear and knowledgeable. So, to Human Adventure a Peabody Award and to the radio industry, a plea for more such programs.... read more

  • “Philharmonic Young Artists Series” for Outstanding Program for Youth
    1944
    “Philharmonic Young Artists Series” for Outstanding Program for Youth

    Outstanding Program for Youth: The Peabody medal for the outstanding youth program goes without hesitation to Station KFI, Los Angeles, for its notable series, Philharmonic Young Artists Competition. Co-sponsored by KFI, the Southern California Symphony Association and the Los Angeles Daily News, this program has discovered young artists and has presented them with admirable orchestral support. This program is to be commended for what it does for young artists and quite as much for building up a wide, excited audience of young music lovers.... read more

  • “Telephone Hour” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
    1944
    “Telephone Hour” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music

    Outstanding Entertainment in Music: In making any award for music, the Peabody Committee must begin by expressing its admiration for the Symphony Orchestras and the Metropolitan Opera, which radio has taken over from the concert halls. To signalize any one of them would be unfair to the rest. Instead, we feel that our award should go to a program planned exclusively for the radio. Telephone Hour with its special orchestra of 57 pieces, the versatility which it encourages in its guest artists, stars of the magnitude of Kreisler, Heifetz, Bidu Sayoa and Marian Anderson, and the excellent programs so well... read more

  • “Worcester and the World” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    1944
    “Worcester and the World” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station: In a year as crucial as this, station WTAG of Worcester set a fine example by focusing the attention of its community upon international understanding. Week by week, its original and comprehensive program, Worcester and the World, brought each of the United Nations to Worcester. By the correlation of special displays, musical programs, public forums and good news stories, Worcester extended the knowledge of each of our allies. In recognition of such public service, the Peabody Medal goes to WTAG.... read more

  • Institutional Award: WNYC Radio and Mayor Fiorello Laguardia, New York, NY, for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
    1944
    Institutional Award: WNYC Radio and Mayor Fiorello Laguardia, New York, NY, for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station

    The Award for the outstanding public service for a local station is to be a double award. The first goes to Station WNYC for having caught the attention and the conscience of our greatest community, and to Mayor LaGuardia for his courage and common sense in telling us what is wrong.... read more

  • Personal Award: Col. Edward M. Kirby
    1944
    Personal Award: Col. Edward M. Kirby

    And now I take pleasure in making a special award to Colonel Edward M. Kirby, Chief, Radio Branch of the War Department, for the brilliant adaptation of radio to the requirements of the armed forces and the home front, for Command Performance, for G.I. Jive, for Hymns From Home—an achievement of American ingenuity on a global scale.... read more

  • Personal Award: Fred Allen
    1944
    Personal Award: Fred Allen

    From the very beginning, American radio has been famous for its laughter. The Committee this year felt it appropriate to make a special Award to Fred Allen for comedy unexcelled over twelve years. Like Mark Twain and Will Rogers before him, his humor reaches deep into the American character: he has made us laugh at ourselves when the world is out of joint.... read more

  • Personal Award: Raymond Gram Swing for Outstanding News Commentary
    1944
    Personal Award: Raymond Gram Swing for Outstanding News Commentary

    The award in this field goes to Raymond Gram Swing, whose fearless commentary on the news has set the highest standard on both sides of the Atlantic. No subject is too difficult or too thorny for his elucidation. He reasons with his listeners, and his patience has certainly enlarged the public understanding and responsibility.... read more

  • Song of the Columbia
    1944
    Song of the Columbia

    (Honorable Mention) (no citation)... read more

  • Southwest Forum
    1944
    Southwest Forum

    (Honorable Mention) (no citation)... read more

  • St. Louis Speaks
    1944
    St. Louis Speaks

    (Honorable Mention) (no citation)... read more

  • Syracuse on Trial
    1944
    Syracuse on Trial

    (Honorable Mention) (no citation)... read more

  • WLW Radio Institutional Award for Outstanding Reporting of the News
    1944
    WLW Radio Institutional Award for Outstanding Reporting of the News

    The award for the outstanding reporting of the news goes to WLW, Cincinnati. WLW is to be commended for its wide coverage and able integration in handling the news. Overseas it is represented by reporters as able as James Cassidy, who was the first to broadcast from German soil. Here at home, it draws from its own Washington bureau, and it maintains an alert round table discussion of daily events. This is good teamwork on the air.... read more