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  • A Christmas Memory
    1966
    A Christmas Memory

    Truman Capote’s famous story, A Christmas Memory, was brought to life on the television screen with all its hauntingly beautiful qualities intact. Superbly produced by the Perrys* and acted to the hilt by Geraldine Page and a small but distinguished supporting cast, this was one of the very finest TV hours of 1966—marred only by the unfortunate interruptions of jarring commercials at all the wrong moments. *The Perrys were a husband and wife team, writer Eleanor and producer-director Frank.... read more

  • A Polish Millennium Concert
    1966
    A Polish Millennium Concert

    The unique program, A Polish Millennium Concert, broadcast as a tribute to Poland’s 1,000th year of Christianity, featured the Milwaukee Symphony and noted Polish artists, thereby utilizing music as the universal language to build international understanding for its audience composed of many ethnic groups. In recognition, a Peabody Award for outstanding television local music.... read more

  • American White Paper: Organized Crime in the United States
    1966
    American White Paper: Organized Crime in the United States

    For the scope of its inquiry and its significance to our national safety, in addition to its imposing professionalism, NBC’s White Paper: Crime in America deserves not only a Peabody Award, but our gratitude as well.... read more

  • Artists’ Showcase
    1966
    Artists’ Showcase

    The Peabody Award for outstanding television local music goes to “Artists’ Showcase, WGN-TV, for providing an opportunity to the most gifted young singers and instrumentalists in the classical musical field, and thereby filling a cultural gap in the Second City, and doing it in mid-Sunday evening when the alternative is one more western, an old movie, or an hour of silly comedy on the network stations. With a special nod to Louis Sudler, host and founder, and to Robert Treadler, director of its symphonic orchestra.... read more

  • Assignment Four
    1966
    Assignment Four

    Since 1960, KRON-TV’s Assignment Four has undertaken the ambitious project of producing a thought-provoking, half-hour documentary 52 weeks a year and has aired it in prime time as a public service for the greater San Francisco Bay Region audience. The subjects range from culture to controversy, and they are produced with a news gathering skill that has made them required viewing for all well-informed San Franciscans. In recognition, a Peabody Award for TV local public service.... read more

  • Bell Telephone Hour
    1966
    Bell Telephone Hour

    Bell Telephone Hour continues to be one of the finest programs on television—catering to the intelligent and sophisticated audience that is ignored by so many other programs in prime time. Not only is each program carefully planned and perfectly executed, but the Bell Company has the rare good sense to key its commercials into the mood of the program itself, and to make sure that these commercials will not destroy the quality of the hour. In recognition, a Peabody Special Award.... read more

  • CBS Reports: The Poisoned Air
    1966
    CBS Reports: The Poisoned Air

    For its wide-ranging timely survey of how the rapidly growing menace of air pollution affects the health and property of 100 million Americans at an annual cost of 11 billion dollars, a Peabody Special Award goes to CBS Reports, with appreciation for its in-depth television study in the best tradition of CBS News which covered major areas abroad and in the United States, clearly indicating that this problem is not insoluble with intelligent, cooperative effort.... read more

  • Community Opinion
    1966
    Community Opinion

    Convinced that tensions of ghetto life could ignite into a holocaust, WLIB, during the hot summer of 1966, gave Harlem a “safety valve.” It developed Community Opinion, a radio program permitting citizens of Harlem to voice their feelings, frankly and openly, via a hot-line telephone interview, heard not only by the Negro community, but also by the entire city. In addition, the station provided details of how listeners could avail themselves of existing vital community services. At WLIB, community involvement is more than just a station phrase. In recognition, the Peabody Award for outstanding local radio education during 1966.... read more

  • Institutional Award: National Educational Television (NET) for Excellence in Educational Television Programming
    1966
    Institutional Award: National Educational Television (NET) for Excellence in Educational Television Programming

    A special Peabody Award is richly deserved by the National Educational Television Network and its producing stations for swimming valiantly against the current which seems to be sweeping TV toward mediocrity. Through such excellent programs as N.E.T. Playhouse, N.E.T. Journal, U.S.A.: The Arts, and others, it has demonstrated that a cultural network can compete professionally for the attention of the larger audience, and do it with artistry and without compromise. This special award is for past accomplishments and also in anticipation of things to come.... read more

  • Kup’s Show
    1966
    Kup’s Show

    This program clearly demonstrated the importance of educating young people and the general public to face the facts involved in the narcotic scourge which is sweeping the nation. In recognition of the courageous leadership and research which went into this revelation of the tragic aspects of a problem which can and does affect young people of the middle and upper income groups, and which can reach into many more homes unless something is done about it; and in appreciation of the educational techniques of a program which brought together, as participants, four young former addicts, the director of the clinic... read more

  • National Geographic Specials
    1966
    National Geographic Specials

    National Geographic Specials, CBS, were an outstanding scientific, entertaining television series including Hidden World, Americans on Everest, Dr. Leakey and the Dawn of Man, The World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, The Voyage of the Brigantine Yankee, and Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees, each an exploration and panoramic overview of the fascinating world of nature with its challenges to man. In recognition, a Peabody Television Education Award.... read more

  • Personal Award: Edwin Newman
    1966
    Personal Award: Edwin Newman

    Two of the qualities that give Edwin Newman’s commentaries their special distinction are his wit and depth of understanding, both conspicuous rarities to be cherished and honored. In recognition, a Peabody Award.... read more

  • Personal Award: Harry Reasoner for Television News
    1966
    Personal Award: Harry Reasoner for Television News

    Harry Reasoner is a skillful and responsible reporter; has demonstrated a unique capacity for pin-pointing the not-so-obvious and for holding up to inspection some of the absurdities with which we live. His television essays, with producer Andrew Rooney*, among the capital attractions of 1966, exemplified journalistic skill, taste, and imagination. In recognition, a Peabody Award. *Andrew “Andy” Rooney wrote most of the commentary Reasoner delivered on the air.... read more

  • Personal Award: Tom John for “Death of a Salesman,” “Color Me Barbra,” and “The Strollin’ Twenties”
    1966
    Personal Award: Tom John for “Death of a Salesman,” “Color Me Barbra,” and “The Strollin’ Twenties”

    In a medium where the visual elements are predominant, one of the most vital talents is that of the art director and set designer. In this field, the artistry of Tom John provided an imaginative background for both performers and playwrights in three splendid television programs in 1966: Death of a Salesman, Color Me Barbra, and The Strollin’ Twenties*. In recognition, a Peabody Special Award. *The least well-known of the three specials cited, The Strollin’ Twenties was a musical remembrance of Harlem in its heyday featuring Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr., Diahann Carroll, Nipsey Russell and Joe Williams. Harry Belafonte... read more

  • Siberia: A Day in Irkutsk
    1966
    Siberia: A Day in Irkutsk

    Persistence and journalistic enterprise were rewarded when NBC News obtained permission from the Soviet authorities to film an hour-long program in the city of Irkutsk, in Siberia, the remote heartland of the USSR. The universality of man’s objectives and problems were affirmed by this comprehensive and intimate view of the life of the people of the Soviet frontier. This program merits a Peabody International Understanding Award.... read more

  • The Dorothy Gordon Youth Forum: Youth and Narcotics - Who Has the Answer?
    1966
    The Dorothy Gordon Youth Forum: Youth and Narcotics - Who Has the Answer?

    This program clearly demonstrated the importance of educating young people and the general public to face the facts involved in the narcotic scourge which is sweeping the nation. In recognition of the courageous leadership and research which went into this revelation of the tragic aspects of a problem which can and does affect young people of the middle and upper income groups, and which can reach into many more homes unless something is done about it; and in appreciation of the educational techniques of a program which brought together, as participants, four young former addicts, the director of the clinic... read more

  • The Wide World of Sports
    1966
    The Wide World of Sports

    More than a mere chronicling of athletic contests around the globe, ABC’s The Wide World of Sports, in concept and philosophy, has achieved a closer relationship of countries as well as competitors. Under producer Roone Arledge’s helm, this has been accomplished in an indefinable but nonetheless measurable way that does broadcasting credit. In recognition, a Peabody Award for international understanding.... read more

  • The World of Stuart Little
    1966
    The World of Stuart Little

    Transferring a literary fantasy to the home screen without loss of either merit or appeal, The World Of Stuart Little exalted television and NBC’s Children’s Theatre series. The recreation of E.B. White’s classic five-inch mouse was so technically adroit and so uncondescending in approach as to win the hearts of all—young and old. It richly merits a Peabody Award.... read more