The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

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  • The Voice of Firestone
    1955
    The Voice of Firestone

    Envisioned first by the late Harvey S. Firestone, Sr., and continued through the years by Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., and the Firestone Tire and Rubber...

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  • 1956
    "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...

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  • Personal Award: Rod Serling for
    1956
    Personal Award: Rod Serling for "Requiem for a Heavyweight"

    In Requiem for a Heavyweight, Rod Serling created an imaginative, live drama which was an outstanding contribution to the new art of television writing. Based...

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  • The Ed Sullivan Show
    1956
    The Ed Sullivan Show

    For its consistent and successful presentation of a varied diet of the popular arts—varied in the true sense of variety, from dog acts to public...

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  • Hallmark Hall of Fame
    1957
    Hallmark Hall of Fame

    Hallmark Hall of Fame, during 1957, provided viewers a varied fare of outstanding contemporary and classical theatrical productions, skillfully adapted and artistically and imaginatively presented....

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  • Institutional Award: CBS Television and Hallmark Hall of Fame
    1987
    Institutional Award: CBS Television and Hallmark Hall of Fame

    The name Hallmark Hall of Fame has come to symbolize excellence of the highest order in the presentation of dramatic programs on television—in this case...

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  • The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
    1957
    The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

    The thumping success of the Dinah Shore program is heartening proof that no matter what formats and fads may temporarily dominate the airwaves, you can...

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  • The Last Word
    1957
    The Last Word

    A program concerned with words, their meaning, and their use is educational. It is also literary. In the case of The Last Word, it is...

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  • Lincoln Presents Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
    1958
    Lincoln Presents Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic

    Television Musical Entertainment: By his virtuosity and genius for expression, Mr. Bernstein has inspired a resurgence of interest in symphonic music through intelligent and articulate...

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  • Personal Award: Carol Burnett
    1962
    Personal Award: Carol Burnett

    In a world that needs laughter today more than ever before, Carol Burnett has emerged in the past year as one of television’s funniest, and...

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  • Playhouse 90
    1958
    Playhouse 90

    Television Dramatic Entertainment: The Peabody Award goes to Playhouse 90, CBS, because it stands alone among dramatic programs on television in aiming at the best...

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  • The Steve Allen Show
    1958
    The Steve Allen Show

    Television Entertainment With Humor: In a television year when genuine humor and frank experiments have been so conspicuously lacking, The Steve Allen Show has manfully...

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  • Great Music From Chicago
    1959
    Great Music From Chicago

    Television Entertainment (Musical): Great Music From Chicago, WGN-TV, features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This distinguished series, a prestige program, presented live and in color, with...

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  • Personal Award: David Susskind for
    1959
    Personal Award: David Susskind for "The Moon and Sixpence"

    Television Entertainment (Non-Musical): A Peabody Award to David Susskind for his production of The Moon And Sixpence, a drama of style and substance, directed with...

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  • The Play of the Week
    1959
    The Play of the Week

    Television Entertainment (Non-Musical): A Peabody Award to The Play Of The Week, WNTA-TV, Newark, New Jersey, with a bow to Ely Landau for sponsoring and...

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  • The Fabulous Fifties
    1960
    The Fabulous Fifties

    The Fabulous Fifties, CBS, combines style, humor, and imagination. It was rich in touches of quality showmanship and equally rich in the memories of a...

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  • The Shari Lewis Show
    1960
    The Shari Lewis Show

    The Shari Lewis Show, NBC, is a unique television program in which the talents of Shari Lewis as a singer, dancer, and ventriloquist charm children...

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  • The Wonder Years
    1989
    The Wonder Years

    Each year, the Peabody Board bemoans the near-absence of excellence in series television. The decline in quality seems especially acute in the area of comedy....

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  • An Age of Kings
    1961
    An Age of Kings

    Entertainment and education became synonymous in An Age of Kings, a brilliant and imaginative portrayal of Shakespeare’s rich pageant of English history. Through the cooperation...

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  • Institutional Award: WFMT Radio for Fine Arts Entertainment
    1961
    Institutional Award: WFMT Radio for Fine Arts Entertainment

    WFMT, Chicago, presents the Fine Arts, (including classical music, musical comedy, folk music, poetry, drama, discussion), and news entertainingly and excitingly. Its 19-hour schedule includes...

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  • The Bob Newhart Show
    1961
    The Bob Newhart Show

    Bob Newhart of NBC’s The Bob Newhart Show is a person whose gentle satire and wry and irreverent wit waft a breath of fresh and...

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  • Adventures In Good Music
    1962
    Adventures In Good Music

    Adventures In Good Music is carried six days a week throughout the year; features classical, semi-classical, and folk music; and is directed by the distinguished...

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  • DuPont Show of the Week
    1962
    DuPont Show of the Week

    The DuPont Show of the Week is a unique and stimulating series combining original teleplays and documentary dramas demonstrating that television entertainment can be informative...

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  • The Eternal Light
    1962
    The Eternal Light

    Now completing its second decade on the air, The Eternal Light, NBC, combines popularity and quality, entertainment and uplift, and appeals to persons of all...

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  • The Danny Kaye Show
    1963
    The Danny Kaye Show

    The Danny Kaye Show has added lustre and dimension to family-type comedy. Through the inimitable style, wit, and charm of a master comedian in multiple...

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  • Personal Award: Joyce Hall for
    1964
    Personal Award: Joyce Hall for "Hallmark Hall of Fame"

    A Peabody Award goes to Joyce Hall for being television’s consistent and practical champion of the theatre, for encouraging dramatic variation and musical innovation, for...

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  • Profiles In Courage
    1964
    Profiles In Courage

    A Pulitzer prize-winning book written by a President of the United States is a formidable challenge to the television producer. To Robert Saudek and his...

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  • Riverside Radio
    1964
    Riverside Radio

    Riverside Radio (WRVR-FM) has become one of the most influential factors in the expanding use of FM radio. It not only serves the discriminating metropolitan...

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  • Institutional Award: NBC and CBS
    1965
    Institutional Award: NBC and CBS

    A trio of “special” one-hour TV shows in 1965 in which three of the most talented and popular of our time were given full scope...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    1966
    A Christmas Memory

    Truman Capote’s famous story, A Christmas Memory, was brought to life on the television screen with all its hauntingly beautiful qualities intact. Superbly produced by...

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  • A Polish Millennium Concert
    1966
    A Polish Millennium Concert

    The unique program, A Polish Millennium Concert, broadcast as a tribute to Poland’s 1,000th year of Christianity, featured the Milwaukee Symphony and noted Polish artists,...

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  • Artists' Showcase
    1966
    Artists' Showcase

    The Peabody Award for outstanding television local music goes to “Artists’ Showcase, WGN-TV, for providing an opportunity to the most gifted young singers and instrumentalists...

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  • Bell Telephone Hour
    1966
    Bell Telephone Hour

    Bell Telephone Hour continues to be one of the finest programs on television—catering to the intelligent and sophisticated audience that is ignored by so many...

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  • Personal Award: Tom John for
    1966
    Personal Award: Tom John for "Death of a Salesman," "Color Me Barbra," and "The Strollin' Twenties"

    In a medium where the visual elements are predominant, one of the most vital talents is that of the art director and set designer. In...

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  • An Evening At Tanglewood
    1967
    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...

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  • CBS Playhouse
    1967
    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...

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  • The Ed Sullivan Show
    1967
    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...

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  • Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
    1983
    Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever

    Each year, the Peabody Board reviews a number of awards and anniversary programs submitted in nomination. While they often commemorate significant individuals and events, most...

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  • Playhouse
    1968
    Playhouse

    An imaginative and inclusive approach to theatre entertainment in the home. Avoiding the triteness of formula production, these presentations in 1968 included outstanding classics, new...

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  • Steinway Hall
    1968
    Steinway Hall

    Steinway Hall, heard weekly, features pianists of world renown, interprets great masterpieces composed for the keyboard, and plays on the famous instrument of maestros, the...

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  • Experiment in Television
    1969
    Experiment in Television

    This series exemplifies the breadth of television as an art form. Among the past year’s productions were three original plays: A film by and about...

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  • Institutional Award: The Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis for Their Overall Programming
    1986
    Institutional Award: The Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis for Their Overall Programming

    The Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis is a public charitable trust established to promote the understanding and appreciation of the fine and performing arts. Each...

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  • Personal Award: Curt Gowdy
    1969
    Personal Award: Curt Gowdy

    With sports occupying an increasing significance in broadcasting, Curt Gowdy merits recognition as television’s most versatile sportscaster. Over the years, Mr. Gowdy has achieved top...

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  • Civilisation
    1970
    Civilisation

    At this confusing moment in our history when so much television is devoted to hawking Man’s failures, viewers on both sides of the Atlantic have...

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  • Evening at Pops
    1970
    Evening at Pops

    The most refreshing television show of last summer was Evening at Pops, the thirteen concerts telecast in color for an hour on Sunday evenings and...

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  • The Andersonville Trial
    1970
    The Andersonville Trial

    In a season generally devoid of meaningful drama, the adaptation of The Andersonville Trial by the Hollywood Television Theater on the Public Broadcasting Service proved...

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  • The Flip Wilson Show
    1970
    The Flip Wilson Show

    A new dimension has been added to television to entertain millions of Americans in the person of Flip Wilson and his show. The excellence of...

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  • Institutional Award: NBC Television for Dramatic Programming
    1971
    Institutional Award: NBC Television for Dramatic Programming

    At a time when television entertainment appears to be largely a computerized product, hastily dispensed, and quickly forgotten, it is pleasant to honor an exception:...

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  • Brian's Song
    1971
    Brian's Song

    Sensitive production and direction, skillful writing and an outstanding television production. In recognition, a Peabody Award for television entertainment. *One of the most celebrated made-for-TV...

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  • Personal Award: Arthur Godfrey
    1971
    Personal Award: Arthur Godfrey

    Arthur Godfrey has long been a national resource in broadcasting like “Old Faithful.” His long and distinguished career in the media began when he was...

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