The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

1940s Radio


1940s Radio


1940 Winners

Note: There were no radio program winners for 1940.



1941 Winners

· “Against the Storm” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
· “University of Chicago Round Table of the Air” for Outstanding Educational Program
· Mutual Broadcasting System and Alfred Wallenstein – (First Mutual Winner) for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
· The International Shortwave Broadcasters of the United States Institutional Award for Outstanding Public Service by Stations



1942 Winners

· “Our Hidden Enemy—Venereal Disease” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
· “The Home Front” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
· “The Man Behind the Gun” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
· “The Standard Symphony” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
· Afield With Ranger Mac



1943 Winners

· “Calling Longshoremen” for Outstanding Community Service by a Local Station
· “Let’s Pretend” for Outstanding Children’s Program
· “Lux Radio Theatre” and “An Open Letter to the American People” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
· “Music and the Spoken Word” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
· “These Are Americans” for Outstanding Community Service by a Regional Station
· Town Meeting of the Air



1944 Winners

· “Cavalcade of America” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
· “Cross-Rhoads” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
· “Human Adventure” for Outstanding Educational Program
· “Philharmonic Young Artists Series” for Outstanding Program for Youth
· “Telephone Hour” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
· “Worcester and the World” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station



1945 Winners

· “America’s Town Meeting of the Air” for Outstanding Educational Program
· “Save a Life” for Outstanding Local Public Service
· “The NBC Symphony of the Air” for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
· “Toward a Better World” for Outstanding Regional Public Service
· “We March With Faith” for Outstanding Children’s Program
· CBS Radio and Paul White for Outstanding Reporting of the News
· Edgar Bergen and NBC Radio for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
· WHAM Radio and Dr. Howard Hanson for Outstanding Entertainment in Music



1946 Winners

· “Operation Big Muddy” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
· “Our Town” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
· “The Columbia Workshop” for Outstanding Entertainment in Radio
· “The Harbor We Seek” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
· “The Radio Edition of the Weekly Press” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
· Orchestras of the Nation
· William L. Shirer and CBS Radio for Outstanding Reporting and Interpretation of the News



1947 Winners

· “Disaster Broadcast From Cotton Valley” for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station
· “Report Uncensored” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
· CBS Is There
· CBS Views the Press
· The Boston Symphony Orchestra
· Theatre Guild on the Air



1948 Winners

· “Forests Aflame” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
· “Youth and You” for Outstanding Public Service by a Regional Station
· Communism, U.S. Brand
· NBC Radio, “The Orchestras of the Nation,” “The First Piano Quartet,” “The Boston Symphony Rehearsals,” for Outstanding Entertainment in Music
· NBC University Theatre
· You Bet Your Life



1949 Winners

· “Legislative Heights” for Public Service by a Local Station
· Author Meets the Critics
· The Greatest Story Ever Told
· United Nations Project