The Peabody Awards

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  • A Special Gift (An ABC Afterschool Special)
    A Special Gift (An ABC Afterschool Special)

    A boy with two exciting talents—basketball and ballet—gives the American television viewer a real treat in the ABC Afterschool Specials presentation A Special Gift. Martin...

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  • Politics of Poison
    Politics of Poison

    KRON-TV used the multi-talented John D. Ravinovitch to put together a frightening appraisal of the results of herbicide spraying in northern California. The resulting documentary...

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  • Miles To Go Before We Sleep
    Miles To Go Before We Sleep

    The American preoccupation with youth often lets us forget the certainty of growing old and the often cruel and thoughtless shunting aside of those who...

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  • Little Rock Central High School
    Little Rock Central High School

    A series of television programs funded by the U.S. Office of Education and called As We See It brought many excellent presentations to viewers of...

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  • Down at the Dunbar
    Down at the Dunbar

    A very real trip back into time—the time of the 30s, the 40s, and the 50s—resulted when KNXT undertook to document what went on at...

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  • World
    World

    For three years, WGBH-TV in Boston has presented World as a primary showcase for international documentaries. The Peabody Board found the 1979 series to be...

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  • The Boston Goes to China
    The Boston Goes to China

    Millions of American spines tingled when the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Peking Philharmonic broke into a rousing rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever on...

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  • Treasures of the British Crown
    Treasures of the British Crown

    One of the really remarkable television programs of the year resulted when the BBC, in association with NBC, took American viewers on a fascinating tour...

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  • The Long Eyes of Kitt Peak
    The Long Eyes of Kitt Peak

    Television has often made it delightfully possible for us to go places and see things we could never have experienced in the flesh. KOOL-TV in...

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  • Personal Award: Roger Mudd for
    Personal Award: Roger Mudd for "Teddy"

    Roger Mudd has never lacked for incisiveness in the interviews he has done. His CBS Reports interview with Senator and presidential hopeful Edward Kennedy brought...

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  • Personal Award: Robert Trout
    Personal Award: Robert Trout

    For almost 50 years, the name Robert Trout has stood for knowledgeable, articulate and accurate commentary on national and international affairs. For almost 50 years,...

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  • Follow That Cab: The Great Taxi Rip-off
    Follow That Cab: The Great Taxi Rip-off

    A superb investigative series exposed the callous manner in which some New York taxi drivers and limousine operators fraudulently overcharged visitors, especially foreigners who did...

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  • Currier Bell, Esquire
    Currier Bell, Esquire

    Julie Harris conceived the idea and William Luce wrote the script for this Masterpiece Radio Theatre presentation. Currier Bell, Esquire, dealing with the life of...

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  • Henny Penny Playwrighting Contest
    Henny Penny Playwrighting Contest

    Children ages 5-13 wrote the scripts and actors performed the selected plays just as they were written. Children’s Radio Theatre earns a Peabody Award for...

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  • The Longest Journey
    The Longest Journey

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is recognized by the Peabody Board for The Longest Journey, an episode of Open Circuit. This is an exciting and informative...

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  • The Way to 8-A
    The Way to 8-A

    The Way to 8-A, a KSJN/Minnesota Public Radio production, explores the legal abuses involved in the mental commitment process in Minnesota. For the balanced and...

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  • The Adventures of Whistling Sam
    The Adventures of Whistling Sam

    KTVI has a news magazine program called Extra. One of its regular features is The Adventures of Whistling Sam, a delightfully irreverent editorial cartoon. Whistling...

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  • Strip and Search
    Strip and Search

    Strip and Search, a Unit 5 Investigative Report, earns a Peabody Award for WMAQ-TV. The Chicago Police Department routinely strip-searched women brought in on charges...

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  • CBS News Sunday Morning
    CBS News Sunday Morning

    CBS News has brought new life to Sunday morning television with its CBS News Sunday Morning series. Hosted by Charles Kuralt, this program adds a...

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  • Valentine
    Valentine

    When viewers can shed a sentimental tear and come to the end of a television program feeling warm and wonderful, that program has accomplished a...

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  • Friendly Fire
    Friendly Fire

    Television covered Vietnam more extensively than any war in history. Only recently has that conflict received serious dramatic treatment. An ABC Theatre presentation, Friendly Fire...

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  • Dummy
    Dummy

    CBS Entertainment has teamed up with the Konigsberg Company in association with Warner Brothers Television to produce a masterful true-life account of a black deaf...

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  • When Hell was in Session
    When Hell was in Session

    Few Americans seem to care to be reminded about the war in Vietnam but few Americans can forget what went on there. The NBC Theater...

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  • Personal Award: Sylvia Fine Kaye for
    Personal Award: Sylvia Fine Kaye for "Musical Comedy Tonight"

    Sylvia Fine Kaye wins a Peabody Award for Musical Comedy Tonight. This excellent program examined musical comedy in four eras of its history with an...

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