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  • A Tour of the White House With Mrs. John F. Kennedy
    1962
    A Tour of the White House With Mrs. John F. Kennedy

    “A milestone in television.” “A distinctive contribution of the electronic era.” “An invaluable look at a century and a half of American history.” These are but three of the many superlative appraisals of a memorable hour during which our First Lady, accompanied by CBS News Commentator Charles Collingwood, conducted millions of viewers on the most extensive tour of the White House ever provided the public, and at the conclusion of which, the President himself stressed the historical importance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In recognition of this notable contribution to the American way via broadcasting, a George Foster Peabody Television Award... read more

  • Adlai Stevenson Reports
    1962
    Adlai Stevenson Reports

    Adlai Stevenson Reports is a television program that, in the opinion of the Peabody Board, realizes the full potential of the medium. It gives the public an unparalleled opportunity to hear the key problems of the present-day world discussed and clarified by one of the most distinguished, most eloquent, and best-informed men in the world. In recognition, a Peabody Award for TV contribution to international understanding.... read more

  • Adventures In Good Music
    1962
    Adventures In Good Music

    Adventures In Good Music is carried six days a week throughout the year; features classical, semi-classical, and folk music; and is directed by the distinguished pianist, Karl Haas, who brings to this series enlightened commentary based on his broad musical background to the enjoyment of millions of listeners in the Great Lakes area. In recognition, the Peabody Award for radio entertainment.... read more

  • Biography
    1962
    Biography

    Official Films’ Biography, through television, motion pictures, and moving commentary by Mike Wallace, lets viewers see at close range the great and famous men and women who helped shape and alter the 20th century. Churchill, Roosevelt, Hitler already have moved across the TV stage. So have such lesser luminaries as Will Rogers, Knute Rockne, Clarence Darrow, and Amelia Earhart. Others are to come. Official Films, producer David Wolper, and the directors show special gifts in revealing the influences and factors that shaped these famous lives and our destinies. These are portraits of absorbing interest and superb educational values. In recognition,... read more

  • Books For Our Time
    1962
    Books For Our Time

    To Station WNDT (Channel 13) for the nurturing of that last flower of civilization, good conversation, with its weekly program, Books For Our Time. And to August Heckscher for his wit and skill in presiding over a preeminent television literary seminar—a Peabody Award for locally produced television programs.... read more

  • Carnival of Books
    1962
    Carnival of Books

    Carnival of Books is a happy carousel of stories, literary enchantment, and inspiration. Through this engaging program, Mrs. Ruth Harshaw, author and educator, has for years been teaching children to find, enjoy, and appreciate good books. School children engage in lively and revealing conversations with contemporary authors. The show reflects the magic, fresh quality that only youngsters can elicit. Carnival of Books proves that broadcasting, far from being a deterrent to reading, stimulates and encourages it. In recognition, the Peabody Award for radio youth and children’s programs.... read more

  • DuPont Show of the Week
    1962
    DuPont Show of the Week

    The DuPont Show of the Week is a unique and stimulating series combining original teleplays and documentary dramas demonstrating that television entertainment can be informative as well as pleasurable. Well-deserving of a Peabody Award for television entertainment.... read more

  • Elliot Norton Reviews
    1962
    Elliot Norton Reviews

    In his friendly but penetrating interviews with the playwrights, directors, and stars of the new plays, Elliot Norton, (Elliot Norton Reviews, WGBH-TV, Boston), has alerted and intensified the appreciation of greater Boston audiences. His attention to Broadway productions, to summer stock, and to undergraduate performances has strengthened the theatre in New England. A discriminating public service, extending over five years, for which he well deserves the Peabody Award.... read more

  • Exploring
    1962
    Exploring

    With taste, wisdom, and imagination, Exploring opens new vistas to the child viewer. As such, it merits a Peabody Award for television youth and children’s programs.... read more

  • Institutional Award: Television Information Office and National Association of Broadcasters, for a study resulting in the book “For the Young Viewer:Television Programming for Children…at the Local Level.”
    1962
    Institutional Award: Television Information Office and National Association of Broadcasters, for a study resulting in the book “For the Young Viewer:Television Programming for Children…at the Local Level.”

    To TIO and NAB, for their study which resulted in the book For the Young Viewer: Television Programming for Children at the Local Level (McGraw-Hill), an interpretative compilation of 425 children’s programs created by 223 television stations for 146 American communities. Programs are reported, evaluated, and related to known principles of child development. Steering the published results between the obvious and the obscure, and making this study of practical value to broadcasters, parents, creators of programs, and educators were Dr. Ralph Garry of Boston University, Dr. F.B. Rainsberry of the Canadian Broadcasting Company, and Dr. Charles Winick of Columbia University... read more

  • Institutional Award: WQXR Radio for Radio News
    1962
    Institutional Award: WQXR Radio for Radio News

    Consistently excellent in its news coverage at all times, WQXR, New York City, merits special praise for lighting a candle in the darkness every night during the New York newspaper strike with its concise, authoritative digest of the day’s news. And in recognition, a Peabody Award for radio news.... read more

  • Personal Award: Carol Burnett
    1962
    Personal Award: Carol Burnett

    In a world that needs laughter today more than ever before, Carol Burnett has emerged in the past year as one of television’s funniest, and most highly acclaimed, comediennes. Already a star of the first magnitude, she promises to give untold enjoyment to the world of television for years to come. May her tribe increase! And in recognition, a Peabody Award for television entertainment.... read more

  • Personal Award: Walter Cronkite
    1962
    Personal Award: Walter Cronkite

    We commend Walter Cronkite for the concise elucidation of his nightly news programs and for the excellent photography with which they are supported; for his work on the documentary series, The Twentieth Century, and for his frequent contributions to CBS Reports, and such special programs as Our Next Man In Space. In recognition, the Peabody Award for television news.... read more

  • Personal Award: William R. McAndrew
    1962
    Personal Award: William R. McAndrew

    William R. McAndrew, as executive vice-president of NBC News, has provided the vision and leadership which have resulted in range, depth, and significance in news programming. His is indeed the news network—a global web of news communication that reflects the inquisitive intelligence, erudition, and communicative skills of his key personnel the world over. To Mr. McAndrew and all those who try to keep NBC News geared to the informational needs of the space age, a George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Special Award.... read more

  • San Francisco Pageant
    1962
    San Francisco Pageant

    San Francisco Pageant is a series of historic documentaries framed with style and imagination which enriched a great city’s affection of its colorful past—richly meriting a Peabody Award for locally produced television programs.... read more

  • Science Editor
    1962
    Science Editor

    For ten years, Science Editor has brought to American listeners, in understandable terms, information in the fields of science and medicine. Narrated by its persuasive and articulate director, Dr. Hale Sparks, University of California, the program is prepared with the assistance of specialists selected from a teaching and research staff of more than 4000 scholars.... read more

  • The Eternal Light
    1962
    The Eternal Light

    Now completing its second decade on the air, The Eternal Light, NBC, combines popularity and quality, entertainment and uplift, and appeals to persons of all religious faiths, of all backgrounds, and of all walks of life. It is inspirational and informative without being sanctimonious or stuffy. It has quality and value. In recognition, a George Foster Peabody Radio Award for Entertainment.... read more

  • Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color
    1962
    Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color

    Long since recognized around the world as our greatest goodwill ambassador, Walt Disney has made a special impact on television with youngsters from six to 60 (and older). He is the Pied Piper of the 20th century. If laughter is the best medicine, he is our greatest physician. His Sunday hour is an oasis of illumination, entertainment, and enchantment, given added scope and dimension through the magic application of color. In recognition and appreciation, this Peabody Award for television youth and children’s programs. <p><p>... read more