The Peabody Awards

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  • Africa

    Press comment and letters from viewers, as well as the production itself, made it clear that Africa was a milestone and a high-water mark in electronic journalism. This four-hour documentary cast an illuminating light on a continent’s past, its present problems, and its future. For those viewing this production, Africa is no longer the dark continent. In recognition, a George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award for outstanding 1967 television contribution to international understanding.... read more

  • An Evening At Tanglewood
    An Evening At Tanglewood

    A Berkshire sunset followed by dusk and twilight at Tanglewood were brought tastefully to television last summer by NBC, accompanied by a glorious two-hour concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf. Seldom has television presented music more attractively to a national audience. Mozart, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, and Tchaikovsky never dreamed that an audience of millions could share their music live in such a handsome outdoor setting. The founders of the Berkshire Festival never conceived that the... read more

  • CBS Playhouse
    CBS Playhouse

    Exploring admirable themes and maintaining a high level of purpose and achievement, CBS Playhouse* is a major stronghold of original television drama. As such, it merits and is presented the George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award for outstanding television entertainment, 1967. *The 1967 productions included The Final War of Olly Winter, with Rupert Crosse; Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, with Lois Smith and Melvyn Douglas; and Dear Friends, with Pernell Roberts and Rosemary Harris.... read more

  • Meet the Press
    Meet the Press

    Meet the Press for two decades has been making front page news. With a simple news conference format, this series has provided listeners and viewers with guests ranging from poets to kings, scientists to politicians, and labor leaders to business tycoons—all with one essential factor in common: they were “in the news” at the time of their interview. Associated with Lawrence E. Spivak in the conduct of Meet the Press have been the big names of the Fourth... read more

  • Mr. Knozit
    Mr. Knozit

    Mr. Knozit is something more than an “electronic babysitter.” It is a unique children’s program which has provided its followers with wholesome amusement and a source of education and experience involving their community, and country, the world, and the universe. In recognition, a Peabody Award for television youth and children’s programs. *WIS-TV’s weatherman, Joe Pinner, did double duty as “Mr. Knozit.”... read more

  • Personal Award: Bob Hope
    Personal Award: Bob Hope

    For three decades, Bob Hope has brought warmth, laughter, friendship, and Hope to a troubled nation. He does this with class, style, polish, and unerring good judgment. He has with reason been called the champion of comedians, the good-will ambassador, a superior citizen, and a splendid American. Marking his 30th anniversary as a superior broadcast entertainer, a Peabody Radio-Television Special Award is presented to Bob Hope in recognition and with appreciation of his services here and abroad and... read more

  • Personal Award: Dr. James R. Killian Jr. for Broadcasting Education
    Personal Award: Dr. James R. Killian Jr. for Broadcasting Education

    Scientist, administrator, teacher, and public servant, Dr. James R. Killian, Jr. has given freely of his talents to the enrichment of television. As Chairman of the Carnegie Commission on Educational Television, he led his distinguished colleagues and staff in a searching study of the medium, with exceptionally thoughtful recommendations for an effective course of action. The Commission’s work won the support of the President and the Congress in 1967, and the result is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,... read more

  • Personal Award: Eric Sevareid for Radio-Television News Analysis and Commentary
    Personal Award: Eric Sevareid for Radio-Television News Analysis and Commentary

    The news analysis and commentary of Eric Sevareid are marked by a rich background of knowledge, philosophical detachment, analysis rather than advocacy, recognition of the intelligence of his listening and viewing public, and a superior command of language—all qualities which have earned him the accolade of “Elder Statesman of Electronic Journalism.” In recognition, a George Foster Peabody Award for outstanding news analysis and commentary during 1967.... read more

  • The Children’s Film Festival
    The Children’s Film Festival

    Selected from the best films from abroad, The Children’s Film Festival was a series of award-winning motion pictures for young viewers which provided a brilliant panorama of customs and attitudes of different lands. In recognition of the quality of this series, including themes, talent, and taste, a George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award for outstanding television children’s programs.... read more

  • The Ed Sullivan Show
    The Ed Sullivan Show

    With extraordinary showmanship, unerring instinct and the newspaperman’s sense of timeliness, Ed Sullivan for 20 years on Sunday evenings has sought quality in presenting a broad spectrum of entertainment. Always mindful of his audience, he and his program have combined scope and endurance. In recognition of his contribution to television entertainment for two decades, a George Foster Peabody Special Award to The Ed Sullivan Show.... read more

  • The Eternal Light
    The Eternal Light

    The Eternal Light is a remarkable, religious series, founded back in 1944 by the distinguished Dr. Lewis Finkelstein, Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary. This series has been marked by superior portrayal of the universal and continuing values of the Jewish tradition, combining Biblical background and the lives of illustrious contemporaries, thereby anticipating today’s ecumenical concepts. In recognition, the Peabody Award for radio education for 1967.... read more

  • The Opportunity Line
    The Opportunity Line

    Television’s obligation to serve pressing human needs is fulfilled brilliantly by The Opportunity Line. Recognizing that jobs and employment offer the best ladder from poverty to a full life, this series informs viewers of chances for employment in their community. As a result, job interviews and appointments are arranged, and thousands have found jobs which have changed the course of their lives. The program is produced in cooperation with public and private agencies; offers information about available training... read more

  • The World and Washington
    The World and Washington

    Elie Abel’s The World and Washington is a new and distinctive in-depth analysis of current world events. This series of news interpretation programs not only gives Mr. Abel a chance to articulate his views, but also serves as a sounding board for all NBC News Staff correspondents in areas of the world where news is breaking. Mr. Abel’s background for hosting this series is indeed rich and includes NBC Bureau Chief, London, and the coverage of the Nuremberg... read more