The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversations: Carol Burnett


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Paige Marogil


“I loved the idea of doing television in front of an audience,” Carol Burnett recalls in this Peabody Conversation, recorded after the TV icon accepted a Peabody Career Achievement Award presented by Mercedes-Benz in May. For more than 50 years, audiences have returned the love. Peabody first recognized Burnett in 1962 as a talent to watch. Here, she recalls the early days of blazing a trail for women in TV.