The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Awards


Search Results

  • Sort By:
  • “White Paper” series
    1960
    “White Paper” series

    NBC’s White Paper series is a courageous and realistic presentation in prime viewing time of such vital, controversial issues as the U-2 incident and the sit-in demonstrations. Producer Irving Gitlin combines vigorous reporting with keen analysis in depth in a unified treatment certain to stimulate reflection and serious thinking among viewers. This is, of course, television education of a high order, and is hereby recognized with the Peabody Award for that category for 1960.... read more

  • CBS 1960 Olympic Coverage
    1960
    CBS 1960 Olympic Coverage

    CBS’s 1960 Olympic Coverage was the outstanding presentation in all 35 years of broadcast time. Technical problems were surmounted with stunning ingenuity. For the Winter Games, at Squaw Valley, equipment was brought in by toboggan, and cameras were carried up icy slopes on the backs of cameramen. For the Summer Games, at Rome, the events were brought to the American public, (often on the same day they took place), through tape, split-second trans-Atlantic jet schedules, and close cooperation with RAI, the Italian state network. As a result, the American audience participated, winter and summer, in a great international undertaking. Such... read more

  • CBS Reports,The Harvest of Shame
    1960
    CBS Reports,The Harvest of Shame

    As Peabody recognizes CBS Reports, this award cites, in particular, The Harvest Of Shame; commends David Lowe as producer of this unflinching account of how the migrant worker lives in America, and Fred Friendly, executive producer of the CBS Reports series; and carries a special citation to William S. Paley, Chairman of the Board of the Columbia Broadcasting System, for his valor and vision in espousing the cause of public enlightenment by underwriting these documentary studies of the world of reality and airing them in the face of formidable opposition from the competing world of unreality. <p><p>... read more

  • G.E. College Bowl
    1960
    G.E. College Bowl

    Through contests between two teams of students, G.E. College Bowl helps to focus the nation’s attention on the intellectual abilities and achievements of our college students. The competitions emphasize quick recall of specific facts, and therein lies its appeal, which is illuminating, educational, entertaining, and exciting. The program provides weekly scholarship grants to colleges and universities. Allen Ludden, as the moderator, deserves a special mention for his excellent work. G.E. College Bowl is given the Peabody Award for television youth programs for 1960.... read more

  • Institutional Award: Broadcasting and Film Commission, National Council of Churches of Christ in U.S.A., for Radio-Television Education for Such Programs as “Look Up and Live,” “Frontiers of Faith,” “Pilgrimage,” and “Talk-back”
    1960
    Institutional Award: Broadcasting and Film Commission, National Council of Churches of Christ in U.S.A., for Radio-Television Education for Such Programs as “Look Up and Live,” “Frontiers of Faith,” “Pilgrimage,” and “Talk-back”

    For its numerous contributions through such distinguished programs as Look Up and Live, (CBS-TV), directed to the youth audience, Frontiers of Faith, (NBC-TV), designed primarily for the unchurched, Pilgrimage, (ABC), featuring provocative discussions on factual differences between Christianity and Communism, and Talk-back, a series of filmed programs released through 135 local television stations, followed with live discussions by local leaders and clergy—a Peabody Award in the category of radio-TV education.... read more

  • Institutional Award: KPFK Radio for Locally Produced Programs
    1960
    Institutional Award: KPFK Radio for Locally Produced Programs

    The outstanding program series of KPFK of Los Angeles covered a wide range of subjects, such as, Arming to Parley, The Largest Question, Not Merely a Business, and numerous children’s programs featuring books, music, and the theatre. In recognition, a Peabody Award is presented.... read more

  • Institutional Award: Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Network for Radio Public Service
    1960
    Institutional Award: Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Network for Radio Public Service

    For twenty years, Texaco has rendered a public service of inestimable cultural value through the broadcast of Metropolitan Opera, with carefully planned intermission programs, featuring high level commentary on music. The 1960-61 series has reached the largest audience yet, including a third generation of young people, as well as millions of others. The long-time excellence of this series; the good taste and restraint in the commercial identification; the use of these programs by Voice of America and Armed Forces Broadcasting—all this, and more, clearly entitle Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Network to a Peabody Radio Public Service Award.... read more

  • Institutional Award: WCCO-TV for Locally Produced Programs
    1960
    Institutional Award: WCCO-TV for Locally Produced Programs

    In recognition of several distinguished locally produced programs, including Unwed Mothers, Sister Kenny Scandal, and Arle Haeberle’s Capsule Fashion Course, a specifically created therapy for the women patients at Anoka State Mental Hospital, a Peabody Award is presented to WCCO-TV of Minneapolis.... read more

  • Institutional Award: WCKT-TV for Locally Produced Programs
    1960
    Institutional Award: WCKT-TV for Locally Produced Programs

    For responsible leadership in the prompt analysis and exposure of problems incident to the Cuban crisis through such programs as Compass Points South, Cuba On The Move, and Leave Or Stay, a Peabody Award is presented to WCKT of Miami, Florida.... read more

  • Institutional Award: WOOD Radio and WOOD-TV for Locally Produced Programs
    1960
    Institutional Award: WOOD Radio and WOOD-TV for Locally Produced Programs

    For imaginative programming on a wide range of subjects, national and international, including such diverse themes as Wasted World, a in-depth study of local skid row problems, Red China-Awakening Giant and MRA-The Plan To Change The World, a Peabody Award is presented to WOOD Radio and WOOD-TV of Grand Rapids, Michigan.... read more

  • Musical Spectaculars
    1960
    Musical Spectaculars

    During 1960, the line, “For 25 Years, America’s Number One Good Music Station,” was more than a slogan for WQXR. Its Musical Spectaculars and its total programming of music were indeed of a high order. In recognition, this station has again been chosen for a Peabody Award, the first having been presented in 1949—both times for radio entertainment.... read more

  • Personal Award: Dr. Frank Stanton
    1960
    Personal Award: Dr. Frank Stanton

    The Great Debates between the Presidential candidates are recognized as conceivably the most important service ever performed by broadcasting and one that may become a permanent part of our political heritage. The award goes to Dr. Frank Stanton for his initiative in suggesting the debates and his courageous leadership in bringing about the joint resolution of Congress which made the debates possible.... read more

  • Personal Award: Ireene Wicker for Children’s Programs
    1960
    Personal Award: Ireene Wicker for Children’s Programs

    Ireene Wicker brings to her weekly program, The Singing Lady, literate taste, tender understanding, wit, gaiety, and style. A benign sorceress as well as an artist of consummate skill, Miss Wicker has been a steadfast foe of violence and brutality and a true friend to children everywhere. In recognition, the Peabody Award for radio children’s programs.... read more

  • The Fabulous Fifties
    1960
    The Fabulous Fifties

    The Fabulous Fifties, CBS, combines style, humor, and imagination. It was rich in touches of quality showmanship and equally rich in the memories of a decade which it revived. In recognition, the Peabody Television Award for entertainment is presented to The Fabulous Fifties, with a special word of praise for producer Leland Hayward and the top talent which appeared in this memorable entertainment special*. *The two-hour special featured comic takes and commentary about the previous decade by, among others, Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Dick Van Dyke, Shelley Berman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Jackie... read more

  • The Shari Lewis Show
    1960
    The Shari Lewis Show

    The Shari Lewis Show, NBC, is a unique television program in which the talents of Shari Lewis as a singer, dancer, and ventriloquist charm children of all ages. Her clever manipulation of puppets and the never-ceasing rhythmic flow of her presentation create a program of entertaining and cultural values. In recognition, the Peabody Award for TV children’s programs.... read more

  • The Texaco Huntley-Brinkley Report
    1960
    The Texaco Huntley-Brinkley Report

    The smoothly functioning team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley has dominated the news division of television so completely in the past year that it would be unthinkable to present a Peabody Award in that category to anybody else. Huntley and Brinkley have leavened the increasingly foreboding context of round-the-world news with just enough unobtrusive humor to make it palatable. Their reports are straightforward and unpretentious. For banishing the voice of doom from news broadcasting they deserve the thanks of everybody who likes to hear the day’s headlines, but doesn’t relish the prospect of being scared to death while he’s... read more