List of Peabody Award winners (1950–59)

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Peabody Award winners and honorable mentions.


Recipient Area of Excellence
Metropolitan Opera, ABC Radio[1] Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts
ABC Radio, Elmer Davis Reporting and Interpretation of News
ABC Television Saturday at the Zoo
Jimmy Durante, NBC Television a Personal Award
NBC Radio Halls of Ivy
NBC Radio The Quick and the Dead
NBC Television Zoo Parade
Radio Free Europe Contribution to International Understanding
WBBM Radio, Chicago, Illinois The Quiet Answer, Public Service by a Regional Station
Honorable Mentions
ABC, Its President, Robert E. Kintner, and his associates, Robert Saudek and Joseph McDonald for Their Courageous Stand in Resisting Organized Pressures and Their Reaffirmation of Basic American Principles
CBS Radio Hear It Now
Mutual Broadcasting System and United Nations Radio Contribution to International Understanding, Pursuit of Peace
Providence Journal, Its Editor and Publisher, Sevellon Brown, and Ben Bagdikian, Reporter for the Series of Articles Analyzing the Broadcasts of Top Commentators
WAAM-TV, Baltimore, Maryland The Johns Hopkins Science Review
WABF-FM, Ira Hirschmann, New York, New York Entertainment (Music)
WFPL-FM, Louisville, Kentucky Public Service by a Local Station
WNYC Radio, New York, New York Contribution to International Understanding for United Nations Coverage


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Television Celanese Theatre.
BBC, London, UK, and Alistair Cooke Letter from America.
CBS Radio The Nation's Nightmare.
CBS Television, Edward R. Murrow See It Now.
KPOJ Radio, Portland, Oregon Careers Unlimited and Civic Theatre on the Air, Meritorious Local Public Service by Radio.
NBC Radio Bob and Ray.
NBC Television, Gian Carlo Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors.
WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What in the World.
WQXR Radio, New York, New York New York Times Youth Forum.
WSB Radio and Television, Atlanta, Georgia The Pastor's Study and Our World Today, Meritorious Regional Public Service by Radio and Television.


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio, Martin Agronsky News.
CBS Radio The New York City Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.
NBC Radio The Standard Symphony.
NBC Television Meet the Press.
NBC Television Mister Peepers.
NBC Television Your Hit Parade.
NBC Television Ding Dong School.
NBC Television Victory at Sea.
WAAM-TV (DuMont Network), Baltimore, Maryland The Johns Hopkins Science Review.
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, Ohio Television Local Public Service.
WIS Radio, Columbia, South Carolina Regional Public Service, Including Promotion of International Understanding.


Recipient Area of Excellence
BBC Television, London, UK Promotion of International Understanding Through Television, Coverage of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Imogene Coca, NBC Television a Personal Award.
Gerald W. Johnson, WAAM-TV, Baltimore, Maryland a Personal Award.
KABC Radio, Los Angeles, California Chet Huntley for Radio News.
KNXT-TV, Los Angeles, California "Cavalcade of Books".
Edward R. Murrow, CBS a Personal Award.
NBC Television NBC Television Opera Theatre.
NBC Television Television Playhouse.
NBC Television Mr. Wizard.
WBAW Radio, Barnwell, South Carolina Church of Your Choice, Public Service by a Local Station.
WCBS-TV, New York, New York Camera Three.
WSB Radio and Television, Atlanta, Georgia Removing the Rust From Radio and You and Your Health, Public Service by a Regional Radio-Television Station.


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Television Disneyland
CBS Radio Man's Right to Knowledge
CBS Television Adventure
CBS Television Omnibus
CBS Television The Search
John Daly, ABC Television Personal Award, Radio-Television News
Pauline Frederick, NBC Radio a Personal Award for Pauline Frederick at the U.N.
George Gobel, NBC Television a Personal Award
KGAK Radio, Gallup, New Mexico The Navajo Hour
National Association of Manufacturers Industry on Parade
NBC Radio Conversation
WJAR-TV, Providence, Rhode Island Hurricane Carol
Boris Goldovsky, ABC, Metropolitan Opera Personal Award for Radio Music, on the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts[2]


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio and Television The Voice of Firestone.
Dr. Frank Baxter, KNXT-TV, Los Angeles, California a Personal Award, Television Education.
CBS Television Lassie.
Perry Como, NBC Television a Personal Award, Television Entertainment.
Douglas Edwards, CBS Television a Personal Award, Television News.
Jackie Gleason, CBS Television a Personal Award, Television Entertainment.
Quincy Howe, ABC Radio and Television a Personal Award.
KIRO Radio, Seattle, Washington Democracy is You, Radio Local Public Service.
NBC Radio Biographies in Sound.
NBC Television Producers' Showcase.
Sylvester L. Weaver, NBC Radio and Television a Personal Award for Pioneering Program Concepts.
Honorable Mentions
CBS Television Omnibus.
KFYO Radio, Lubbock, Texas Local Public Service.
KQED-TV, San Francisco, California Television Local Public Service.
NBC Television Assignment: India.
WMT-TV, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Television Local Public Service.


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio Edward P. Morgan and the News.
ABC Television, John Charles Daly Television News for Coverage of the National Political Conventions.
CBS Television The Ed Sullivan Show.
CBS Television You Are There.
CBS Television World in Crisis.
Jack Gould Personal Award for His Outstanding Contribution to Radio and Television Through His New York Times Writings.
Mutual Broadcasting System and NBC Radio The Bob and Ray Show.
NBC Television Youth Wants to Know.
Rod Serling | a Personal Award for Requiem for a Heavyweight
UNICEF The Secret Life of Danny Kaye.
United Nations Radio and Television Promotion of International Understanding.
WNYC Radio, New York, New York Books in Profile.
WNYC Radio, New York, New York Little Orchestra Society Concerts.
WOW Radio and Television, Omaha, Nebraska Regimented Raindrops.


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Television, John Charles Daly Prologue '58.
CBS Radio and Television Radio and Television News Including Face the Nation, See It Now, The Twentieth Century, and This is New York.
CBS Television Captain Kangaroo.
CBS Television The Last Word.
Bob Hope, NBC Television a Personal Award.
KING-TV, Seattle, Washington Wunda.
KLZ-TV, Denver, Colorado Panorama
KPFA-FM, Berkeley, California Local Radio Public Service.
Louis M. Lyons, WGBH Radio and Television, Boston, Massachusetts a Personal Award.
NBC Radio and Television NBC Educational TV Project, Know Your Schools.
NBC Television The Dinah Shore Chevy Show.
NBC Television Hallmark Hall of Fame.
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc. Boston Conference on Programming and the High Quality of Its Public Service Broadcasting.
WKAR Radio, East Lansing, Michigan You Are the Jury.
WQED-TV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Heritage Series.


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Radio and UNESCO Easy as ABC.
ABC Television College News Conference.
CBS Radio The Hidden Revolution.
CBS Television Playhouse 90.
CBS Television Television Public Service with Special Recognition Given to Dr. Frank Stanton.
CBS Television Lincoln Presents Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.
NBC News The Huntley-Brinkley Report.
NBC Television The Steve Allen Show.
NBC Television Continental Classroom.
NBC Television M.D. International.
NBC Television An Evening with Fred Astaire.
NBC Television, Orson Welles The Fountain of Youth (The Colgate Palmolive Theatre).
NBC Television, James Costigan Little Moon of Alban (Hallmark Hall of Fame).
Standard Oil Company of California The Standard School Broadcast
WGN-TV, Chicago, Illinois The Blue Fairy
WNEW Radio, New York, New York Radio News.


Recipient Area of Excellence
WGBH-TV/Boston, MA and The World Affairs Council of Boston Decisions
NBC Radio Family Living '59
NBC The Bell Telephone Hour
David Susskind (NBC) Personal Award for Susskind's production of The Moon and Sixpence
WGN-TV/Chicago, IL Great Music from Chicago
WCCO Radio/Minneapolis, MN Separate awards for local public service
WDSU-TV/New Orleans, LA
ABC Khrushchev Abroad
CBS The Ed Sullivan Show
The Population Explosion
Small World
CBS, Fred Friendly, and Edward R. Murrow The Lost Class of '59
CBS Radio Network The World Tonight
Dr. Frank Stanton (CBS) Personal Award for Stanton's "courage, insight, and energy in fighting for the freedom of journalism on the air"
WNTA-TV/New York, NY Play of the Week