The Peabody Awards

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  • Adventure

    A Peabody Award to Adventure, a lucid and intelligent blending of science and showmanship. Charles Collingwood, its moderator; Perry Wolff, its producer; and the entire scientific staff of the Museum of Natural History share credit equally for this educational series of the secrets of natural history.... read more

  • Boris Goldovsky, Metropolitan Opera, for Radio Music
    Boris Goldovsky, Metropolitan Opera, for Radio Music

    (Honorable Mention) For a decade, Boris Goldovsky has served not only the Texas Company, sponsors of the Saturday afternoon broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera Company, but every listener of these broadcasts, by his contagious enthusiasm for this operatic form. Mr. Goldovsky’s interviews with great artists, as well as his piano illustrations, are imbued with the joy he experiences sharing his knowledge of opera. For this, he is hereby given this citation in music on radio... read more

  • Conversation

    The heartening response to this program is proof that spontaneous, intelligent talk, spiked with humor, can still hold its own against card games, Scrabble, sportscasts, and soap operas—for a half-hour stretch, at any rate. The Peabody Committee hopes that the success of this consistently entertaining program reflects a definite trend.... read more

  • Disneyland

    An award in the field of Youth and Children to Walt Disney’s Disneyland, a program that has changed the bedtime habits of the nation’s children. Everybody’s, or almost everybody’s children, are up these Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30, and mercy upon those parents who try to tear their young ones away from Mr. Disney’s delightful fantasies, his well-told tales, and his excursions into the world of the future. It might be added that adults stay up, too.... read more

  • Hurricane Carol
    Hurricane Carol

    Twenty camera teams covered the devastation from Cape Cod to Westerly, from stricken southern shores of Rhode Island to Providence itself; their films, shown at hourly intervals through five consecutive days, told the courageous and costly story and have led to constructive precautions for such emergencies in the future. To the reporter teams and the station executives great credit is due.... read more

  • Industry On Parade
    Industry On Parade

    The first television program to present industrial films planned especially for television, and utilizing the best of newsreel techniques, Industry on Parade, through some 900 sequences carried by over 200 stations, is a constant and effective reminder that the story of American industry is the story of the American people. Viewed in many schools and circulated throughout the free world by the U.S. Information Agency, this series is a potent weapon for the American way and reflects great... read more

  • Man’s Right to Knowledge
    Man’s Right to Knowledge

    Based on Columbia University’s bicentennial theme, “Man’s right to knowledge and free use thereof,” this series, participated in by some of the world’s most distinguished scholars, stimulated a crusade for free inquiry and free expression—and helped to give to millions of individuals a deeper understanding of their rights to knowledge. The unprecedented impact of this series, at a critical period in history, resulted in extended coverage in the United States and throughout the world to be rebroadcast in... read more

  • Omnibus

    In recognition of the contributions of Omnibus to the popular knowledge of the arts and sciences, with its accurately documented backgrounds and dramatic presentations of significant historical events, this special award is given to Omnibus and its producer, Robert Saudek.... read more

  • Personal Award: George Gobel
    Personal Award: George Gobel

    What TV audiences had been craving, obviously, was a new personality they could love and laugh with. Droll, soft-spoken George Gobel, blessed with refreshingly original material for good measure, has been the answer to their prayers.... read more

  • Personal Award: John Charles Daly for Radio-Television News
    Personal Award: John Charles Daly for Radio-Television News

    John Charles Daly is primarily a reporter—and a good one. His versatility as a radio and television personality has not diluted his basic talent as a competent and discerning journalist. Mr. Daly’s five-night-per-week news programs on the ABC television network show resourceful planning, imaginative presentation, and discriminating editorial selection. The use of on-the-spot pictures and the daily editorial combine to utilize television’s great potential. Mr. Daly does not avoid controversial issues but he is never dogmatic. His distinctive... read more

  • Personal Award: Pauline Frederick for “Pauline Frederick at the U.N.”
    Personal Award: Pauline Frederick for “Pauline Frederick at the U.N.”

    To Pauline Frederick, outstanding network woman commentator, a Peabody Award, for her independent mind and her consistently fair appraisal of the news. Her distinguished services in interpreting the United Nations and its agencies not only indicate her concern for world peace, but reflect credit upon the NBC network for its recognition of Miss Frederick’s integrity and skill.... read more

  • The Navajo Hour
    The Navajo Hour

    This series opened new vistas of life, liberty, and happiness to thousands of Americans of the Navajo tribe. Through this strategic medium, new processes of education have been established, interest in civic and tribal affairs stimulated, and fresh two-way markets developed. Radio, “the wind that speaks,” has become a way of life in the hogans and villages of the Navajo reservation.... read more

  • The Search
    The Search

    A special award to The Search, an educational program of high merit and splendid purpose, relating visually and with objective enthusiasm the great research work being done in the universities and colleges of our land to improve the lot of man in such vital fields as child psychology, penology, speech defects, child-birth, and so on. Its producer, Irving Gitlin, and its narrator, Charles Romine, approach their subjects with inquisitive minds and the results have been stimulating, adult programs.... read more