The Peabody Awards

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  • The Rowe String Quartet Plays on Your Imagination
    The Rowe String Quartet Plays on Your Imagination

    To WBTV, Charlotte, North Carolina, a Peabody Award for The Rowe String Quartet Plays on Your Imagination. The Rowe String Quartet and the North Carolina...

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  • Upstairs, Downstairs
    Upstairs, Downstairs

    London Weekend Television gets a Peabody Award for Upstairs, Downstairs, that superb British series which captured the hearts of Americans and added luster to the...

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  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    Everything about the Once Upon A Classic family drama series has been first-rate. But the production by WQED, Pittsburgh, of A Connecticut Yankee in King...

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  • Barney Miller
    Barney Miller

    Barney Miller, presented each week to millions of Americans over the ABC Television Network, proves that good writing, coupled with skillful production and direction, are...

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  • Chicago Radio Theatre
    Chicago Radio Theatre

    Chicago Radio Theatre shows imagination and great skill in its hour-long dramas. Its productions run the gamut from classics to fantasy to documentary, all done...

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  • Damien
    Damien

    The struggles of a young priest to overcome bureaucracy, both lay and clerical, and provide medical, material, and spiritual sustenance to a colony of lepers...

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  • Holocaust
    Holocaust

    Holocaust has not only won national acclaim, but it has become an international success. Members of the Peabody Board feel well justified in making an...

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  • Institutional Award: WMUK for Live Radio Dramas
    Institutional Award: WMUK for Live Radio Dramas

    Radio station WMUK in Kalamazoo, Michigan was invited to present two live radio dramas at last summer’s Super Summer Festival.The results were highly gratifying. To...

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  • Lou Grant
    Lou Grant

    There are those who thought that Ed Asner succeeded very well as a television news director. Many now feel he has made the transition to...

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  • Personal Award: Jim Henson and The Muppets
    Personal Award: Jim Henson and The Muppets

    Back in 1978 the Peabody Board recognized Jim Henson for “gentle satire, clever characters, genuine good humor and for high standards for family viewing.” So,...

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  • The Body Human: The Vital Connection
    The Body Human: The Vital Connection

    The world of the human brain has rarely been so graphically displayed and explained as in The Human Body: The Vital Connection. Written with an...

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  • The Last Voyage of the Cap'n Bill
    The Last Voyage of the Cap'n Bill

    Radio drama and documentaries are far from dead, if this year’s Peabody entries are a valid indication. Indeed, both are on the upswing, not only...

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  • The Muppet Show
    The Muppet Show

    Perhaps one of the most original television programs of the last five years is The Muppet Show. The gentle satire, the clever characters, the fantasy...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Prairie Home Companion
    A Prairie Home Companion

    A Prairie Home Companion is a weekly two-hour broadcast from St. Paul. It is a low-key, entertaining variety show full of good folk humor and...

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  • All Creatures Great and Small
    All Creatures Great and Small

    A Peabody Award goes to the British Broadcasting Corporation for All Creatures Great and Small. Few series have achieved the warmth and the charm of...

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  • Amber Waves
    Amber Waves

    To ABC a Peabody Award for Amber Waves, an excellent statement concerning the status of work ethic in America and how it influences and shapes...

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  • Gideon's Trumpet
    Gideon's Trumpet

    To CBS Entertainment, a Peabody Award for Gideon’s Trumpet, a true and compelling story of a Florida convict who alters the course of legal history....

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  • IBM Presents Baryshnikov on Broadway
    IBM Presents Baryshnikov on Broadway

    A Peabody Award goes to ABC for IBM Presents Baryshnikov of Broadway, a dazzling display of talent by internationally famous ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. His...

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  • Institutional Award: WNCN Radio for Overall Performance as Exemplified by
    Institutional Award: WNCN Radio for Overall Performance as Exemplified by "Conversations with Horowitz"

    WNCN Radio has won the respect of music lovers in the world’s largest urban area, New York City, for its consistently high quality 24-hour service....

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  • Jazz Alive!
    Jazz Alive!

    As one enthusiastic Peabody reviewer put it, “Wow! A great jazz show that has a short introduction and then—music.” Jazz Alive! is a program from...

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  • Personal Award: Carroll O'Connor for
    Personal Award: Carroll O'Connor for "Edith's Death" ("All in the Family")

    To Carroll O’Connor, a personal Peabody Award for his work in Edith’s Death, an episode in the Archie Bunker’s Place series. O’Connor’s sensitive reaction to...

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  • Playing For Time
    Playing For Time

    To CBS Entertainment a Peabody Award for Playing For Time, the dramatic memoirs of an Auschwitz survivor. The story of how members of an all-woman...

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  • Shogun
    Shogun

    To NBC and Paramount Television, a Peabody Award for Shogun. This exceptional television adaptation of James Clavell’s massive novel brings together a group of elements...

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  • The San Francisco Opera Radio Broadcasts
    The San Francisco Opera Radio Broadcasts

    For the past ten years, the San Francisco Opera Radio Broadcasters have been scheduled on National Public Radio as well as on selected commercial radio...

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  • Bill
    Bill

    A Peabody Award goes to CBS-TV and Alan Landsburg Productions for the heart-warming story of Bill. Based on the true story of a mentally retarded...

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  • Hill Street Blues
    Hill Street Blues

    Hill Street Blues wins a Peabody Award for NBC and MTM Enterprises. This unique portrayal of police work in a decaying section of a big...

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  • Bradbury 13
    Bradbury 13

    Bradbury 13 is a collection of radio dramatizations based on the imaginative science fiction stories by renowned author Ray Bradbury. This series, produced by the...

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  • George Washington
    George Washington

    Popular folklore would have us remember the first president of this country primarily for cherry trees and wooden teeth. This compelling production of George Washington...

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  • Heartsounds
    Heartsounds

    What happens when a doctor himself becomes a patient? When a loving husband has two heart attacks and comes very close to death, what happens...

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  • Institutional Award: WFMT Radio and Raymond Nordstrand for Fine Arts Radio Programming
    Institutional Award: WFMT Radio and Raymond Nordstrand for Fine Arts Radio Programming

    If Ray Nordstrand has had a guiding principle for managing WFMT, Chicago’s—and now the nation’s and the world’s—fine music station, it would probably be “respect...

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  • St. Elsewhere
    St. Elsewhere

    From Young Dr. Kildare to Marcus Welby, from Janet Dean, R.N. to Trapper John, M.D., medical programs have been a staple of American popular entertainment....

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  • The Jewel in the Crown
    The Jewel in the Crown

    The history of the British Empire in India has been the focus of countless histories, documentaries, and most recently, theatrical motion pictures and teleplays. In...

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  • An Early Frost
    An Early Frost

    An Early Frost deals with the problems of an American family trying to cope with the news that their son is dying of AIDS. The...

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  • Do You Remember Love?
    Do You Remember Love?

    Recognition of exceptional quality has long been the credo of the Peabody Awards. This year, as members of the Peabody Board met to consider selections,...

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