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  • 74 Seconds
    74 Seconds

    On July 6, 2016, the police pulled over Philando Castile for a broken taillight. Seventy-four seconds later, police officer Jeronimo Yanez fired seven shots into Castile’s car, killing him as his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, streamed what was happening over Facebook and her 4-year-old daughter wept in fear. Castile became another name on the long list of victims of police violence identified by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. “74 Seconds” is also the name of a remarkable podcast series, produced by... read more

  • Andi Mack
    Andi Mack

    Nominee A live-action series centered around a 13-year-old girl and the important things in any young person’s life—family, friends and the journey of self-discovery.... read more

  • CNN: ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Undercover in Syria, Battle for Mosul
    CNN: ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Undercover in Syria, Battle for Mosul

    In its ongoing commitment to coverage of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, CNN offered in-depth reporting that demonstrated considerably the bravery and dedication of correspondents willing to risk their lives to tell stories in tenuous and uncertain situations. From Nima Elbagir’s team reporting from Ramadi just days after Iraqi forces took back the town to Arwa Damon and Nick Paton Walsh’s gripping accounts during the Battle for Mosul, the network relayed the toll of both physical and... read more

  • The Good Place
    The Good Place

    Nominee The story of four unwitting fools who rededicate themselves to becoming better people through self-examination and the study of ethical theory in a funny and conversational way.... read more

  • “1976 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria” and “1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal”
    “1976 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria” and “1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal”

    A Peabody Award to ABC Sports for its superior coverage of the 1976 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, and the Summer Games in Montreal. Coverage of both these events represents a high watermark of professionalism in sports journalism. Executive producer Roone Arledge, anchorman Jim McKay, and the entire ABC Sports staff singularly emphasized the human drama of international competition in a total of 78 hours of memorable television.... read more

  • “4 the Family” Project
    “4 the Family” Project

    In its Peabody entry WSMV TV, Nashville, said, in part: “The American family faces many challenges and at times it seems traditional family life may become extinct. But a healthy, happy family is the core of our society and that’s why WSMV is devoted to this project.” The project involved the use of more than a million-and-a-half dollars of air time for programming and public service announcements with a family theme. Using the title 4 The Family and... read more

  • “Against the Storm” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    “Against the Storm” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    Outstanding Entertainment in Drama: An award in drama is in honor of a daytime program which stands head and shoulders above the mediocrities in its field. The program is entitled Against the Storm. Its human interest and integrity are much needed; its author, Sandra Michaels, and its director, John Gibbs—a good team in life as in radio—deserve our award and our congratulations.... read more

  • “America’s Town Meeting of the Air” for Outstanding Educational Program
    “America’s Town Meeting of the Air” for Outstanding Educational Program

    The edification, the fearlessness and the fair, firm moderation which have characterized George V. Denny’s selection and conduct of America’s Town Meeting of the Air were never more urgently needed by conscientious listeners. To Mr. Denny, to his capable staff, and to the American Broadcasting Company, we take pleasure in presenting the Peabody Award for the outstanding educational program of 1945. Mr. Denny has the distinction of being the first double winner: Town Meeting received the medal in... read more

  • “As the Twig is Bent” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    “As the Twig is Bent” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    (Honorable Mention) Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station: A citation in the field of public service by a regional station is well-deserved by station WCCO, Minneapolis, for its program entitled, As the Twig is Bent. This program is the culmination of a year-long effort to secure the passage of a Minnesota State Youth Conservation Act, and, what is more, to make that act effective. So unusual and so practical was this program that the ideas in it... read more

  • “Bob and Ray” Show
    “Bob and Ray” Show

    Once upon a time—and how astonishingly few years ago this was!—the radio comedian was the entertainer of the nation. Each hour of the night had a funnyman it could call its own. But now all this has changed; radio comedy has become a disappearing art. Disappearing, but by no means dead—and for much of the life that remains, we must thank the comedy team of Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding. Through their own show on Mutual, as well... read more

  • “Calling Longshoremen” for Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station
    “Calling Longshoremen” for Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station

    Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station: The award for outstanding public service by a local station goes to Station KYA, San Francisco, for its program, Calling Longshoremen, which was originated by Don Fedderson and which by daily dispatch of longshoremen to vital points saved thousands of man-hours and greatly increased the speed of shore loading in one of the nation’s busiest ports.... read more

  • “Cavalcade of America” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    “Cavalcade of America” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    Outstanding Entertainment in Drama. In the field of drama, Cavalcade Of America has made an endearing place for itself in the hearts of the people. Here is a program that brings home to us the best exploits of our contemporary history. Its choice of actors is unerring and in such performances as Take Her Down, which starred Clark Gable on his first appearance after leaving the Army, Report From The Pacific, which made us proud of Bob Hope... read more

  • “Choose or Lose” Campaign
    “Choose or Lose” Campaign

    In its short life, MTV has variously been praised and vilified for its influence on musical taste, fashion, movies, television, and advertising. In 1992, MTV turned its attention to increasing the political awareness of its viewers and promoting their participation in local and national elections. The result was Choose or Lose, a multimedia campaign which contributed to the largest turnout among young voters since 1972. While it is impossible to credit MTV as solely instrumental in this regard,... read more

  • “CNN’s Reporting of the Arab Spring;” “Uprising in Libya;” “Egypt—Wave of Discontent”
    “CNN’s Reporting of the Arab Spring;” “Uprising in Libya;” “Egypt—Wave of Discontent”

    As citizens throughout the Middle East rose up against dictatorial governments in the spring of 2011, CNN provided coverage both wide and deep. A network of correspondents traveled across the region, from Tunisia to Egypt, Bahrain to Yemen and Libya. They were present for almost every major event, providing visual information made more meaningful with informed commentary and analysis—Nic Robertson’s discovery of the Lockerbie bomber near death in a luxury compound, Sara Sidner accompanying rebels into the Gaddafi... read more

  • “Cross-Rhoads” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Staition
    “Cross-Rhoads” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Staition

    The award goes to Cross-Rhoads, a weekly quarter-hour program over WIBX, Utica, New York, presented by returned overseas veterans of the army now stationed at Rhoads General Hospital in Utica. Each week this program dramatizes a battle experience of one of the Rhoads patients, and in so doing, it enlarges our understanding of the veterans and strengthens the bond between the home front and the men who bear the brunt. All participants, including the announcer, are veterans. The... read more

  • “Democracy Is You” for Radio Local Public Service
    “Democracy Is You” for Radio Local Public Service

    Since 1948, station KIRO (CBS), Seattle, Washington, has broadcast a community development program entitled, Democracy Is You. In cooperation with the University of Washington, this station has developed community rehabilitation programs in a unique and effective manner. This program has received national and international recognition as an unusual method in focusing community attention upon a wide range of social and economic community problems. The introspective development of these problems has in many cases produced solutions of a far-reaching... read more

  • “Disaster Broadcast From Cotton Valley” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
    “Disaster Broadcast From Cotton Valley” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station: In 1947, no local station in the country was more alert than Station KXAR of Hope, Arkansas. They merit a Peabody Award for the speed with which they came to the rescue of their own community. Here is the remarkable record of a new station, handicapped by limited facilities, which rose to the crisis when the neighboring country was devastated by a tornado. With a word of thanks to Mutual, who... read more

  • “Exposure: Banaz: An Honour Killing” and “Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile”
    “Exposure: Banaz: An Honour Killing” and “Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile”

    Presented by ITV’s documentary anthology Exposure, these films exhibited both sensitivity and unblinking honesty in examining two different cultural horrors in Great Britain. Banaz: An Honour Killing chronicled a young Kurdish-British woman’s brutal murder –- punishment punishment ordered by members of her own family for shaming them. She had dared to leave her abusive husband and date another man. The crushing centerpiece is a video, recorded at one of her several visits to the police, in which she... read more

  • “Forests Aflame” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    “Forests Aflame” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    During the period of greatest forest fire danger, radio station KNBC, San Francisco, produced nine weekly dramatic programs, Forests Aflame, containing a vital message on conservation. Important as was the subject matter, the effectiveness of the presentation, from radio’s point of view, was even more significant. Those were not sermons. They were primarily programs of entertainment, designed to appeal to a wide audience: all of those who would be traveling in the forest areas of the West, and... read more

  • “Government Under Law” for Radio Education
    “Government Under Law” for Radio Education

    For devoting good radio time to emphasizing and clarifying basic constitutional rights and freedoms through a regular series of short, informative, and interesting interviews in the program, Government Under Law, the Peabody Award for radio education, 1963, is hereby presented to WLW, Cincinnati.... read more

  • “Human Adventure” for Outstanding Educational Program
    “Human Adventure” for Outstanding Educational Program

    Outstanding Educational Program: For the outstanding educational program, the award goes to Human Adventure, a series of programs presented by the University of Chicago. Human Adventure explores in a dramatic form subjects as highbrow as The Origin of the Earth, Penicillin, The Wonder Drug, and even The Einstein Theory of Relativity. Such Human Adventure might have been profoundly dull; instead, it was made clear and knowledgeable. So, to Human Adventure a Peabody Award and to the radio industry,... read more

  • “Junior Commandos” for Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station
    “Junior Commandos” for Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station

    (Honorable Mention) Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station: Honorable mention to station WSNJ, Bridgeton, New Jersey, for its program, Junior Commandos, which proved of special incentive and interest in the juvenile field.... read more

  • “Legislative Heights” for Public Service by a Local Station
    “Legislative Heights” for Public Service by a Local Station

    The place of the local station in the broadcasting world is such that it can render a public service somewhat different from that of the regional station or network. Many of our several hundred smaller stations are taking advantage of this peculiar opportunity, but none did a better job in 1949 than KXLJ of Helena, Montana, with its Legislative Highlights, an effective coverage of the state legislature while in session. To the contemporary value of such a program... read more

  • “Let’s Pretend” for Outstanding Children’s Program
    “Let’s Pretend” for Outstanding Children’s Program

    Outstanding Children’s Program: The award for the outstanding children’s program goes to Let’s Pretend.” Directed by Miss Nila Mack, this dramatization of great fairy tales has contributed both to entertainment and education, both to the passive and active development of children. The dramas are played chiefly by children themselves. In addition to the merit of this program’s direct contribution to the imagination of American children, it has become one of the most unusual child-acting schools of the air—numerous... read more

  • “Lux Radio Theatre” and “An Open Letter to the American People” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    “Lux Radio Theatre” and “An Open Letter to the American People” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    Outstanding Entertainment in Drama: For outstanding entertainment in drama, the Board voted a double award to Lux Radio Theatre and An Open Letter to the American People—both CBS presentations. The first, produced by Cecil B. DeMille, received more listening-post votes than any other program in this category. The second, written and produced by William N. Robson (a 1942 Peabody winner for his production, The Man Behind the Gun), argued with dramatic simplicity and force for futility of violence... read more

  • “Lyric Opera Live Broadcasts” and “Music in Chicago”
    “Lyric Opera Live Broadcasts” and “Music in Chicago”

    To WFMT in Chicago, a Peabody Award for the laudable effort to provide listeners with truly memorable experiences in the world of music through its exceptionally well-done Music in Chicago series. Special note is taken of the efforts of WFMT in providing unique experiences in music through the fine program utilizing electronic music. WFMT is also cited for the success of its first-time opening-night coverage of the Lyric Opera of Chicago performances throughout the entire three-month series. For... read more

  • “Medical Viewpoint” and “Pearl Harbor, Lest We Forget/Requiem for the USA”
    “Medical Viewpoint” and “Pearl Harbor, Lest We Forget/Requiem for the USA”

    A Peabody Award seeks to recognize service to the public above and beyond that which a station would normally feel compelled to give and which the station’s resources would normally permit. WAHT, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, is just such an example. This station, through its public service programs, has sought to give the listeners in its area an extra measure of insight into the events of these days. Recognizing especially the outstanding contributions of Fred Williams, and singling out two... read more

  • “Money for Nothing;” “The Buried and the Dead;” “Television Justice;” “Kinder Prison”
    “Money for Nothing;” “The Buried and the Dead;” “Television Justice;” “Kinder Prison”

    Investigations revealing that a major U.S. financial institution is making loans to non-existent companies in Mexico, that regional law-enforcement officers had collaborated with news crews to produce a prime-time TV program, that conditions in a prison housing children were deplorable, and that pipelines carrying gas into homes are unsafe—and they all come from one Dallas, Texas, television station. In these stories, truly outstanding work extends far beyond the home studio, all the way to international corruption. It links... read more

  • “Music and the Spoken Word” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
    “Music and the Spoken Word” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music

    Outstanding Entertainment in Music: The award for outstanding entertainment in music goes to the Tabernacle Choir, whose Sunday program entitled, Music and the Spoken Word, originates in station KSL of Salt Lake City. For twelve years past, this choir of 400 voices under the leadership of Richard Evans has trained itself voluntarily for this weekly broadcast and has maintained throughout the highest standard of choral singing.... read more

  • “No-Fault Insurance—Right Road or Wrong?” and “Second Sunday, Seven-part Series on the Cities”
    “No-Fault Insurance—Right Road or Wrong?” and “Second Sunday, Seven-part Series on the Cities”

    The highest function of the radio documentary is to inform the public and raise the threshold of interest in the crucial problems of the nation. No-Fault Insurance-Right Road or Wrong? and Second Sunday: Seven-Part Series on the Cities inspire understanding and motivate confrontation of social issues demanding solution. Thus, a Special George Foster Peabody Award for outstanding performance in the area of radio documentaries.... read more

  • “Open Line” for Radio Public Service
    “Open Line” for Radio Public Service

    With its daily program, Open Line, KSTP has promoted public discussion of important issues relating to the community. This station played a significant role in the 1963 statewide controversy involving the University of Minnesota and certain public groups which claimed that this institution was harboring subversive agents and influences. Lee Vogel, the producer, by giving ample air time to numerous civic leaders, professors, and students, succeeded in making known the true situation and reestablishing a sense of confidence... read more

  • “Operation Big Muddy” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    “Operation Big Muddy” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station: In its series entitled Operation Big Muddy, radio station WOW, Omaha, Nebraska, has emphasized on of the great achievements of our time—the harnessing of the Missouri River. It has brought home the meaning of this vast undertaking in navigation, flood control, soil conservation and hydroelectric power to those who will be most vitally affected. To WOW in recognition of its farsightedness, the George Peabody Award for outstanding public service by a... read more

  • “Our Hidden Enemy—Venereal Disease” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
    “Our Hidden Enemy—Venereal Disease” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station: The award for outstanding public service by a local station goes to station KOAC, Corvalis, Oregon, for the program, Our Hidden Enemy—Venereal Disease, which, in the words of the U.S. Surgeon General, “has made a unique and valuable contribution.” These programs were prepared by Dr. Charles Baker, a leading syphologist, for the University of Kentucky. KOAC has the distinction of being the first to accept this courageous series.... read more

  • “Our Town” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
    “Our Town” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station: Never has the American air been so full of controversy; never has the American public been so keen to learn the facts. In its program Our Town, radio station WELL of Battle Creek, Michigan, has stimulated the thinking of a vigorous community. We congratulate the station and its manager, Mr. D.E. Jayne, for presenting both sides of controversy in programs which are provocative, but not preachy; informative, but not dull.... read more

  • “Peace…On Our Time” and “The Death of Ruben Salazar”
    “Peace…On Our Time” and “The Death of Ruben Salazar”

    Public service in its highest sense was exemplified by KMEX-TV, a Spanish-language UHF station in Los Angeles, following the slaying by sheriff’s deputies of Ruben Salazar, the station’s news editor. Through the efforts of station manager, Danny Villanueva, both on and off the air, a threatened riot of major proportions was averted and the tension defused.... read more

  • “Philharmonic Young Artists Series” for Outstanding Program for Youth
    “Philharmonic Young Artists Series” for Outstanding Program for Youth

    Outstanding Program for Youth: The Peabody medal for the outstanding youth program goes without hesitation to Station KFI, Los Angeles, for its notable series, Philharmonic Young Artists Competition. Co-sponsored by KFI, the Southern California Symphony Association and the Los Angeles Daily News, this program has discovered young artists and has presented them with admirable orchestral support. This program is to be commended for what it does for young artists and quite as much for building up a wide,... read more

  • “Project 1 Experiment” for “The Carpenters: Live in Concert” and “Helen Reddy: Live in Concert”
    “Project 1 Experiment” for “The Carpenters: Live in Concert” and “Helen Reddy: Live in Concert”

    To NBC radio, a Peabody Award for its outstanding Project I Experiment series. The Peabody Board salutes NBC Radio for its alertness in locating exceptional talent and then utilizing this talent in innovative radio programming. Two programs in the series are especially singled out by the Board for their outstanding contributions to musical entertainment: The Carpenters—Live in Concert and Helen Reddy—Live in Concert. For the Project I Experiment series a Peabody Award to NBC Radio.... read more

  • “Report Uncensored” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    “Report Uncensored” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station: Every great municipality today is faced with the problem of juvenile delinquency. Our award for outstanding public service by a regional station goes to station WBBM of Chicago for its program, Report Uncensored. With alert detail and wise understanding, this program has helped to educate and arouse a great community to the causes of juvenile delinquency; and, what is more, has stimulated enlistment in the city Volunteer Bureau for a comprehensive... read more

  • “Ryan Martin” as presented on “Weekend Edition”
    “Ryan Martin” as presented on “Weekend Edition”

    Ryan Martin is a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the back and subsequently confined to a wheelchair. While many similar stories focus exclusively on the tragedy of such an event, this story reveals Ryan Martin’s triumph and his adaptation to a new way of life. This excellent program illustrates that even though the body can be crippled, the mind can overcome the limitations of the body. Ryan’s family is also brought into the piece and their support... read more

  • “Save a Life” for Outstanding Local Public Service
    “Save a Life” for Outstanding Local Public Service

    Outstanding Local Public Service: For outstanding local public service, the award goes to KOMA of Oklahoma City for its Save a Life campaign. Undertaken primarily as a local public service, this series was so successful during 1945 that it has served as a model for a similar regional undertaking in 1946. Indicative of the local value of this public service is the fact that traffic deaths had risen 60 percent over the 1944 total before this program was... read more

  • “Second Sunday: Communism in the 70s” and “A Right to Death”
    “Second Sunday: Communism in the 70s” and “A Right to Death”

    To the NBC Radio Network for the exceptionally well-done series, Second Sunday, with special reference to two outstanding presentations in that series: Communism in the 70s and A Right to Death. NBC has presented in prime time searching examinations of problems which are critical to the nation. They have used radio’s unique ability for concise statement to bring listeners the essentials of an issue and varying viewpoints held by those closely involved. Communism in the 70s and A... read more

  • “Telephone Hour” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
    “Telephone Hour” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music

    Outstanding Entertainment in Music: In making any award for music, the Peabody Committee must begin by expressing its admiration for the Symphony Orchestras and the Metropolitan Opera, which radio has taken over from the concert halls. To signalize any one of them would be unfair to the rest. Instead, we feel that our award should go to a program planned exclusively for the radio. Telephone Hour with its special orchestra of 57 pieces, the versatility which it encourages... read more

  • “The Case Against Women: Sexism in the Courts” as Presented on “NPR’s Horizons”
    “The Case Against Women: Sexism in the Courts” as Presented on “NPR’s Horizons”

    In this illuminating documentary presented on National Public Radio’s Horizons, producer, writer and reporter Helen Borten focuses on how women fare as defendants and plaintiffs in cases involving allegations of child abuse or neglect. The disturbing revelations illustrate the tendency of some judges and attorneys to accord less credibility to the claims and testimony of women. The Case Against Women: Sexism in the Courts presents considerable statistical and anecdotal evidence that by denying women equal treatment, family courts... read more

  • “The Columbia Workshop” for Outstanding Entertainment in Radio
    “The Columbia Workshop” for Outstanding Entertainment in Radio

    Outstanding Entertainment in Radio: It has not been easy to make an award in drama for the year past. The committee feels that ever since the war, American broadcasting has been too much given to imitation and too little interested in the new. We make our award in drama to the Columbia Workshop because of its willingness to experiment, because of its skill in adaptation, and because of its audacity in believing that nothing is too hard—not even... read more

  • “The Harbor We Seek” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    “The Harbor We Seek” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station: To station WSB of Atlanta, Georgia, and its director, Leonard Reinsch, a Peabody Award for the courage and clear-mindedness in presenting the series, The Harbor We Seek, a series which worked to combat juvenile delinquency and which strove to pacify racial intolerance and bigotry when hysteria was riding high.... read more

  • “The Home Front” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    “The Home Front” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station: The award for outstanding public service by a regional station goes to station WCHS, Charleston, West Virginia, for the program The Home Front, a twice-weekly feature which has created and maintained morale by providing authoritative answers to listener questions dealing with the most perplexing of public problems in a community at war. In making this award, the Peabody Board has been guided by the University of Georgia faculty committee on preliminary... read more

  • “The Man Behind the Gun” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    “The Man Behind the Gun” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    The award for the outstanding entertainment in drama goes to the new program entitled The Man Behind the Gun—broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System, brilliantly written by Ronald R. MacDougall and authentically produced by William Northrup Robson—for timeliness, a racy dialogue and a vivid sound effect which intensify our appreciation of what the men in action are up against.... read more

  • “The NBC Symphony of the Air” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
    “The NBC Symphony of the Air” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama

    Outstanding Entertainment in Music: The Board was, as always, grateful for the superb recordings of the Metropolitan Opera and the great symphonies. In choosing the NBC Symphony of the Air for a music award, the Board salutes not only a magnificent conductor, but takes special recognition of an orchestra brought together explicitly for the radio and far-reaching educational program which together have made fine music a living force in millions of American homes.... read more

  • “The Quiet Answer” for Public Service by a Regional Station
    “The Quiet Answer” for Public Service by a Regional Station

    Selecting a critical local problem as an opportunity for public service, Station WBBM sought the cooperation of sixteen major agencies and a panel of outstanding authorities in gathering the facts about tensions and conflicts in race relations in Chicago. Using tape recorded interviews as a basis, drama and music were skillfully blended in a seven-week series of hard-hitting dramatic essays titled, The Quiet Answer, which revealed to Chicagoans what they were saying, feeling, and doing. Scheduled at a... read more

  • “The Radio Edition of the Weekly Press” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
    “The Radio Edition of the Weekly Press” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station: We cannot let the year pass without saluting a local station which has shown such enterprise and public interest in programs devised for its home area: to station WECU of Ithaca, New York, and to its manager, Mr. Michael Hanna, a special Peabody Award for Radio Edition of the Weekly Press, which has admirably linked together the editorial ability of 74 country editors in presenting material of social significance and interest.... read more

  • “The Reader’s Almanac” and “Teenage Book Talk”
    “The Reader’s Almanac” and “Teenage Book Talk”

    It is the considered opinion of the Peabody Awards Board that television and radio, far from being the ogres book publishers once labeled them, are actually a stimulant to the cause of good book reading in America. Proof of the pudding is the resounding success scored by two radio programs devoted entirely to books by station WNYC, New York’s fine municipal broadcasting system. One of the programs is The Reader’s Almanac, conducted since 1934 by Professor Warren Bower... read more

  • “The Standard Symphony” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
    “The Standard Symphony” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music

    Outstanding Entertainment in Music: The award for outstanding entertainment in music goes to The Standard Symphony, National Broadcasting Company Pacific Coast Network. This is a program, now in its 15th year, has performed the double service of bringing the world’s great music to adult listeners along the Pacific coast and of providing delightful programs of interpretation to 4,700 schools.... read more

  • “These Are Americans” for Outstanding Community Service by a Regional Station
    “These Are Americans” for Outstanding Community Service by a Regional Station

    Outstanding Community Service by a Regional Station: The award for outstanding community service by a regional station goes to Station KNX, Los Angeles, for These Are Americans, a series of six programs dealing with the Mexican-American groups in this country. Intelligently and carefully prepared, this series emphasizes the need for tolerance and understanding in a locality where the absence of these restraining virtues can lead to serious difficulties. The approach is realistic and fair, the presentation skillful and... read more

  • “Toward a Better World” for Outstanding Regional Public Service
    “Toward a Better World” for Outstanding Regional Public Service

    Outstanding Regional Public Service: For outstanding public service by a regional station, the Board has chosen station KFWB for its program, Toward a Better World. This unique coverage of the United Nations Conference in San Francisco, wherein trained analysts, statesmen, reporters, and men in the street were utilized, contributed greatly to a comprehensive, critical understanding of the complexity of the programs of the conference, and serves as an excellent example of how the broadcasting industry can contribute both... read more

  • “Twin Peaks” for the Premiere Episode
    “Twin Peaks” for the Premiere Episode

    As one Peabody Board member noted, the limits of acceptability in series television are becoming narrower and narrower. In the spring of 1990, Twin Peaks burst upon the scene and in the process redefined the standards and conventions of television drama. From its unpredictable melding of comedy and tragedy, to its inventive visual imagery and sound montage, the Twin Peaks premiere episode set new standards and expectations for the medium Executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost have... read more

  • “University of Chicago Round Table of the Air” for Outstanding Educational Program
    “University of Chicago Round Table of the Air” for Outstanding Educational Program

    Outstanding Educational Program: Many programs were considered in the field of education. The 1941 award goes unanimously to the University of Chicago Round Table of the Air, a program which, since its origin ten years ago, has been identified with station WMAQ, and for the excellence and spontaneity of which Judith Waller, Allen Miller, and Sherman Dryer are primarily responsible. In the days when it is no longer permissible to ad lib, it is well to remember a... read more

  • “Viewpoint,” “Nightline,” and “America Held Hostage: The Secret Negotiations”
    “Viewpoint,” “Nightline,” and “America Held Hostage: The Secret Negotiations”

    The role of the Peabody Board in seeking to recognize excellence in radio and television is a difficult one. It is difficult not because there is so little to recognize, but because there is so much. ABC News has a cup which almost “runneth over.” As the Board viewed program after program from ABC News, each of which indicated the excellence of that organization, it came to the conclusion that recognition was due ABC News for the superb... read more

  • “We March With Faith” for Outstanding Children’s Program
    “We March With Faith” for Outstanding Children’s Program

    Outstanding Children’s Program: The award for an outstanding children’s program this year goes to one which has demonstrated through scores of broadcasts that the radio industry can provide programs for its young listeners that are both instructive and highly entertaining. We March With Faith, upon which the award is hereby bestowed, has covered various aspects of science through both field trips and study programs, has not only been required listening for various school groups, but has been so... read more

  • “White Paper” series
    “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

  • “Worcester and the World” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    “Worcester and the World” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station: In a year as crucial as this, station WTAG of Worcester set a fine example by focusing the attention of its community upon international understanding. Week by week, its original and comprehensive program, Worcester and the World, brought each of the United Nations to Worcester. By the correlation of special displays, musical programs, public forums and good news stories, Worcester extended the knowledge of each of our allies. In recognition of... read more

  • “Youth and You” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
    “Youth and You” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station

    With the public service program, You And Youth, radio station WDAR has not only contributed wisely and helpfully to problems of juvenile delinquency, but has provided a program pattern which has attracted much favorable notice over a wide area, and which can, with profit, be studied and adapted by other broadcasters. In the language of Focus, official organ of the National Probation and Parole Association, “When the report of a probation department arouses the interest of the press,... read more

  • #MoreThanMean-Women in Sports ‘Face’ Harassment
    #MoreThanMean-Women in Sports ‘Face’ Harassment

    #MoreThanMean takes a common device from late night television—the reading of “mean tweets”—and uses it to expose the angry, hateful bile that female sportscasters are subject to simply for doing their jobs. A moving attack on misogynistic troll culture, the video’s simple message about civility online is painfully conveyed by the damage the vicious tweets do not only to the women forced to hear them, but also to the unsuspecting men who read them face-to-face with the female... read more

  • ‘76 Presidential Debates
    ‘76 Presidential Debates

    A Peabody Award to Jim Karayn and the League of Women Voters, Washington, DC, for the ‘76 Presidential Debates. This outstanding public service came to reality after persistence against formidable obstacles, resulting in a series of joint appearances of the major presidential and vice presidential candidates during the 1976 political campaigns. The Peabody Board encourages the continuation of such debates as a regular quadrennial fixture in the national TV-radio schedule with hope that the idea develops into a... read more

  • ‘89 San Francisco Earthquake
    ‘89 San Francisco Earthquake

    The San Francisco earthquake of 1989 caught nearly everyone by surprise and the potential for panic and chaos was great. KGO-TV, knocked off the air by the quake, soon restored its signal and immediately began exclusively broadcasting quake-related information. The station provided residents of the area with information about avoiding dangers with gas and electrical lines, telephone usage, aftershocks, and related topics throughout the night and in the days to come. The station became a clearinghouse for information... read more

  • . . .and the Pursuit of Happiness
    . . .and the Pursuit of Happiness

    The American story has been told countless times. It is the story of following a dream across an ocean or a continent and realizing the dream in the “land of opportunity.” But the story persists because it is such a rich and interesting one, this blending of the peoples of the earth into one society. So it is with Louis Malle’s excellent mosaic of the American landscape. He finds the humor as well as the pathos in the... read more

  • 100 Women
    100 Women

    Nominee Multimedia, multilingual content aims to shine a light on challenges that face many women around the globe.... read more

  • 12th & Delaware
    12th & Delaware

    In 1999, an anti-abortion organization in Fort Pierce, Florida, bought a house across the street from A Woman’s World, an abortion clinic, and established the Pregnancy Care Center. The center provides health services and alternate counseling — some women understandably mistake it for the clinic — while serving as a de facto home base for protestors who patrol the clinic’s sidewalks day and night. 12th & Delaware, named for the intersection, covers a two-year span during which filmmakers... read more

  • 13th
    13th

    From the forced enslavement of African-Americans to the Black Lives Matter movement, 13th tells the powerful story of the American criminal justice system and the role of crime in systems of social control aimed at African-Americans. While the protections extended in the 13th Amendment (hence the title) protects American citizens from forced confinement, the one exception is criminal conviction. 13th tells the story of the criminalization of African-Americans from racial slavery to convict leasing systems, from Jim Crow... read more

  • 15% of the United States
    15% of the United States

    15% of the United States masterfully deciphers past, present, and future concerns faced by the Latino community. Instead of running 15% of the United States as a 90-minute special, KMEX decided to air the information on its evening news broadcast in short, yet comprehensive segments. This 19-part series, based on the book La Nueva California, Latinos in the Golden State by UCLA professor Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista, features interviews with prominent representatives of the Latino community and tackles... read more

  • 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School
    180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School

    Washington Metropolitan, aka DC Met, has all the problems a modern American high school can have: truancy, teen pregnancy, homelessness, violent crime. Getting in the front door is like going through airport security. Ninety-seven percent of the kids are classified as “economically disadvantaged.” Fewer than half are reading or doing math at grade level. Yet 180 Days, chronicling a year in the life of this inner-city school, is actually an encouraging documentary. Its optimism, far from blind, starts... read more

  • 1900 House
    1900 House

    The premise of the series 1900 House is deceptively simple: see what happens when a modern family is transported 100 years back in time to live for three months in a townhouse carefully restored to 1900 standard of ambiance and amenities. As viewers watch the Bowler family—parents Joyce and Paul, daughter Kathryn, twins Hilary and Ruth, and son Joe—they attain a real understanding of the daily joys, struggles, and responsibilities of the average middle-class British family one century... read more

  • 1997 The Big Help
    1997 The Big Help

    Sad to say, the productivity of children has traditionally been recognized mainly by those who would exploit them as a source of cheap labor. Rarely have their boundless energy, acumen and inestimable good will been harnessed for positive ends. Happily, for the past five years, Nickelodeon has targeted and helped motivate children to volunteer their time and talents to their local communities, under the umbrella of the enormously successful Big Help campaign. In 1997 alone, the campaign reached... read more

  • 24 Hour Blizzard Coverage
    24 Hour Blizzard Coverage

    On February 4, 1984, the worst blizzard in four decades hit the Red River Valley. Those thousands themselves trapped by the snow or who had loved ones caught in its midst were able to find a port in the storm through the extraordinary emergency coverage provided by KFGO Radio in Fargo, North Dakota. KFGO personnel were on the air for 24 hours providing listeners with storm updates, survival tips and travel information. For seventeen hours the station opened... read more

  • 3-2-1 Contact Extra: I Have AIDS, A Teenager’s Story
    3-2-1 Contact Extra: I Have AIDS, A Teenager’s Story

    Most programs about AIDS are aimed at adults. This show focuses on children and their need to understand AIDS, what can cause it and what cannot, and how they can understand those who have the disease. As more and more children contract AIDS, the need for them to know about the disease increases in importance. By using the celebrated case of Ryan White, a 16-year-old hemophiliac who was victimized by a contaminated transfusion, children learn from someone more... read more

  • 30 For 30
    30 For 30

    ESPN commissioned 30 filmmakers, from Hollywood heavy hitters to game rookies, to make documentary films to commemorate its 30th anniversary. 30 for 30 tells stories that are as varied as they are compelling, but it’s in their exploration of sport’s deeper connections to society, culture and the human experience that the series makes its mark. In “Once Brothers,” themes of friendship, war and reconciliation coalesce around two star NBA players whose close bond severs as their native Croatia... read more

  • 30 Minutes
    30 Minutes

    In 30 Minutes, CBS News has successfully dealt with a variety of subjects, primarily of interest to teen-agers, but generally of interest to other segments of the viewing public as well. In so doing, they have produced a series of programs of real quality, programs which, in the opinion of the Peabody Board, have made significant contributions to keeping the young people of this nation informed.... read more

  • 30 Rock
    30 Rock

    The old adage that we shouldn’t want to see how things are made may hold for the sausage factory, but peeking into the backstage of a late-night TV show sure is fun. It’s a fake backstage, of course, but something about 30 Rock rings true. Perhaps the writer’s room isn’t always quite this weird—or perhaps it is. Maybe the top-of-the-tower executive isn’t as strange as Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy—but maybe he is. And it could be that Tina... read more

  • 36 Years of Solitary: Murder, Death, and Justice on Angola
    36 Years of Solitary: Murder, Death, and Justice on Angola

    Angola, the vast prison farm in southern Louisiana, is in many ways a world of its own. Long notorious as one of the most violent penitentiaries in America, it is defined by almost feudal characteristics. Among them is a deep secrecy about many actions and events that have taken place through the years. Correspondent Laura Sullivan uncovered one of them. In 1972, a guard, Brent Miller, was murdered by inmates. Sullivan was not allowed to interview any current... read more