List of Peabody Award winners (1970–79)

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The following is a list of George Foster Peabody Award winners and honorable mentions from the decade of the 1970s (1970-1979).

1970[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC News Eye of the Storm
BBC Television Civilisation
CBS Award for the Dr. Seuss animated programs
The Selling of The Pentagon
CBS News 60 Minutes
NBC The Flip Wilson Show
Hot Dog
NBC News Migrant: An NBC White Paper
NBC Radio The Danger Within: A Study of Disunity in America
NBC Radio and Douglas Kiker Award for Kiker's reports from Jordan
Voice of America and Garry Moore Personal Award for VOA's presentation of news and public affairs programming, in particular Moore's New York, New York
John E. Drewry Personal Award for Drewry's role in the foundation and administration of the Peabody Awards
PBS Evening at Pops
KCET-TV/Los Angeles, CA and PBS The Andersonville Trial
KMEX-TV/Los Angeles, CA Peace… On Our Time: KMEX-TV and the Death of Rubén Salazar
WAHT/Lebanon, PA Award for the programs Medical Viewpoint and Pearl Harbor, Lest We Forget
WFBE/Flint, MI Listening/4, a series designed to teach listening skills to Flint area school students
WPBT-TV/Miami, FL Polithon '70, a statewide radio/TV broadcast featuring candidates for statewide public office
WWL-TV/New Orleans, LA This New Frontier, a documentary profiling the nation of Israel

1971[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Make a Wish
ABC and William Blinn Brian's Song
Mississippi State Educational Television Authority Institutional Award for its efforts "to expand and modernize school curricula, to accelerate learning, and to equalize education in every classroom of the state."
NBC This Child is Rated X, a documentary which examined "gross inequities" of juvenile facilities in the United States
Institutional Award for the network's dramatic programming, in particular All the Way Home, Jane Eyre, The Price, and The Snow Goose
NBC Radio Second Sunday
John Rich Personal Award for his work as Far East correspondent for NBC News
George Heinemann Personal Award for his work on "entertaining and constructive" children's programming for NBC
Voice of America Institutional Award for VOA's "Promotion of International Understanding"
WWVA/Wheeling, WV Junior Town Meeting of the Air
WHA/Madison, WI Wisconsin on the Move
Dr. Frank Stanton Personal Award to the CBS president for his protection of journalistic freedom in the face of political scrutiny
CBS The American Revolution: 1770-1783, A Conversation with Lord North
WCCO/Minneapolis, MN The Heart of the Matter, University of Minnesota Dean E.W. Ziebarth's recounting of his open-heart surgery
WQED-TV/Pittsburgh, PA The Turned On Crisis
United Nations Television United Nations Day Concert with Pablo Casals
Arthur Godfrey Personal Award for his "innovative programming... uniformly characterized by high quality, wholesome entertainment"

1972[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Sports XX Olympiad.
ABC Television ABC Afterschool Specials.
Broadcasting Foundation of America, New York, New York Promotion of International Understanding Through Radio.
CBS Television The Waltons.
CBS Television Captain Kangaroo.
Alistair Cooke a Personal Award for His Part in America: A Personal View by Alistair Cooke.
District of Columbia Schools Radio Project The Noise Shows.
KGW Radio, Portland, Oregon Open Door.
KOAC Radio, Corvallis, Oregon Conversations with Will Shakespeare and Certain of His Friends.
Bill Monroe, NBC Television a Personal Award, Washington Editor of The Today Show.
National Public Radio All Things Considered.
NBC and NBC Owned and Operated Stations No Fault Insurance - Right or Wrong? and Second Sunday, Seven-part Series on the Cities.
NBC Radio Monitor.
NBC Television Pensions, The Broken Promise.
NBC Television Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Gershwin, Liza with a Z, and The Timex All-star Swing Festival.
NBC Television, BBC, and Time-Life Films The Search for the Nile.
Voice of America Promotion of International Understanding Through Radio.
WABC-TV, New York, New York Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace.
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc. (Group W) Breakdown.
WHRO-TV, Norfolk, Virginia Overall Classroom Programming.
WNET-TV, New York, and the BBC, London The Restless Earth.
WWL-TV, New Orleans, Louisiana China '72: A Hole in the Bamboo Curtain.

1973[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC News Close-Up.
ABC News The First and Essential Freedom.
ABC, CBS, NBC Television Outstanding Contributions to Entertainment Through an Exceptional Year of Televised Drama.
Joe Garagiola, NBC Television a Personal Award.
Pamela Ilott, CBS News a Personal Award for Lamp Unto My Feet and Look Up and Live.
KANU-FM, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas The American Past.
KNOW Radio, Austin, Texas Marijuana and the Law.
KNXT-TV, Los Angeles, California Learning Can Be Fun and Dusty's Treehouse.
Peter Lisagor, Chicago Daily News a Personal Award.
NBC Radio Second Sunday: Communism in the 70s and A Right to Death.
NBC Radio Project 1 Experiment for The Carpenters: Live in Concert and Helen Reddy: Live in Concert.
NBC Television The Energy Crisis:An American White Paper.
NBC Television The Borrowers (Hallmark Hall of Fame) and Street of the Flower Boxes (NBC Children's Theatre).
Lowell Thomas a Personal Award.
WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Overture to Friendship: The Philadelphia Orchestra in China.
WFMT Radio, Chicago, Illinois Lyric Opera Live Broadcasts and Music in Chicago.
WIND Radio, Chicago, Illinois From 18th Street: Destination Peking.
WRC-TV, Washington, D.C. Home Rule Campaign.
WTIU, Bloomington, Indiana Myshkin.

1974[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Television Free to Be…You and Me.
ABC Television Sadat: Action Biography.
Marilyn Baker, KQED-TV, San Francisco, California a Personal Award.
CBS Radio The CBS Radio Mystery Theatre.
CBS Television The Exceptionally Well-Done Four-Part Series of Dramatic Specials Based on the Life of Benjamin Franklin
Julian Goodman, NBC Television a Personal Award.
Fred P. Graham, CBS News a Personal Award.
Johnson Foundation Conversations from Wingspread.
KFAC Radio, Los Angeles, California Through the Looking Glass.
KING-TV, Seattle, Washington How Come?
Gary James Tidwell, KPRC-TV, Houston, Texas The Right Man.
KTW Radio, Seattle, Washington The Hit and Run Players.
National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) Outstanding Overall Effort to Bring Meaningful Public Affairs Programming to the Nation.
NBC Radio Second Sunday.
NBC Television Tornado! 4:40 pm, Xenia, Ohio.
NBC Television The Execution of Private Slovik, The Law, and IBM Presents Clarence Darrow.
NBC Television Go.
PBS and WNET-TV, Washington, D.C. Theatre in America.
Carl Stern, NBC News a Personal Award.
WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, Minnesota From Belfast with Love.
WCKT-TV, Miami, Florida a Superb Series of Investigative Reports Which Brought Considerable Response and Change.
WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts NOVA.
WMAL Radio, Washington, D.C. Battles Just Begun.
WNBC Radio, New York, New York Pledge a Job.
WSB Radio, Atlanta, Georgia Suffer the Little Children, Atlanta: A Portrait in Black and White, and Henry Aaron: A Man with a Mission.

1975[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Television ABC Theatre: Love Among the Ruins.
ABC Television ABC Afterschool Specials.
Alphaventure, New York, New York Big Blue Marble.
CBS News Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington.
CBS News The American Assassins.
CBS Television M*A*S*H
KABC-TV, Los Angeles, California The Dale Car: A Dream or a Nightmare?
Kaiser Broadcasting, San Francisco, California Snipets.
KDKB Radio, Mesa, Arizona Outstanding Contributions to the Community It Serves Through Its Superior Overall Public Service Programming.
Dr. James R. Killian, Boston, Massachusetts a Personal Award.
KMOX (AM), St. Louis, Missouri Sleeping Watchdogs.
Charles Kuralt, CBS News a Personal Award for On the Road to '76.
Jim Laurie, NBC News a Personal Award.
NBC Television Weekend.
The Standard School Broadcast, San Francisco, California The Standard School Broadcast, Forty-Seven Years of Continuous Educational Radio Service to Citizens of the Far West.
Voice of America The Battle of Lexington.
WAPA-TV, San Juan, Puerto Rico Las Rosas Blancas.
WCBS Radio, New York, New York A Life to Share.
WCKT-TV, Miami, Florida for Compiling an Envious Record of Outstanding Investigative Reporting During 1975.
WCVB-TV, Boston, Massachusetts Overall Programming Excellence.
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc. (Group W) Call It Macaroni.
WFMT Radio, Chicago, Illinois Music in Chicago: Stravinsky '75.
WGMS and WGMS-FM, Bethesda, Maryland Overall Efforts to Provide Outstanding Radio Entertainment, The Collector's Shelf and 200 Years of Music in America.
WMAL Radio, Washington, D.C. Overall Excellence in the Radio Documentary as Exemplified by Suffer the Little Children and The Legend of the Bermuda Triangle.
WSOU-FM, South Orange, New Jersey The Land of Poetry.
WTOP-TV, Washington, D.C. Overall Public Service Effort with Particular Reference to Harambee: For My People and Everywoman: The Hidden World.
Jim Metcalf of WWL-TV, New Orleans, Louisiana A Sunday Journal.

1976[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC News Suddenly an Eagle.
ABC Sports 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria and 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
ABC Television Eleanor and Franklin.
ABC Television Animals, Animals, Animals.
Associated Press Radio, Washington, D.C. The Garden Plot: Food as a Weapon.
Charles Barthold, WHO-TV, Des Moines, Iowa a Personal Award for The Jordan Tornado.
CBS News In the News.
CBS News In Celebration of Us.
CBS News 60 Minutes.
Perry Como, NBC Television a Personal Award for Perry Como's Christmas in Austria.
Jim Karayn, and the League of Women Voters, Washington, D.C. '76 Presidential Debates.
KCET/28, Los Angeles, California Visions.
KERA-TV, Dallas, Texas A Thirst in the Garden.
NBC Television Sybil.
Sy Pearlman, NBC News a Personal Award for Weekend: The Sawyer Brothers.
Hughes Rudd and Bruce Morton, CBS News CBS Morning News, Personal Awards.
South Carolina Educational Radio Network, Columbia, South Carolina American Popular Song with Alec Wilder and Friends.
Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York The Adams Chronicles.
Tomorrow Entertainment, Inc., New York, New York Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys.
WBBM-TV, and Franklin McMahon, Chicago, Illinois Primary Colors, An Artist on the Campaign Trail.
WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. In Performance at Wolf Trap.
WETA-TV, New York, Thirteen/WNET, New York, and Bill Moyers A Conversation with Jimmy Carter.
WGIR AM/FM, Manchester, New Hampshire Flashback 1976.
WLBT-TV, Jackson, Mississippi Power Politics in Mississippi.

1977[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Television and David Wolper Roots.
ABC Television and Lorimar Productions Green Eyes (An ABC Theatre Production).
Steve Allen, KCET-TV, Los Angeles, California a Personal Award for Meeting of Minds.
Paul Hume, WGMS Radio, Rockville, Maryland a Personal Award for A Variable Feast.
KABC-TV, Los Angeles, California Police Accountability.
KCMO-TV, Kansas City, Missouri Where Have All the Flood Cars Gone?
KPFA-FM, Berkeley, California Science Story.
KSJN Radio, St. Paul, Minnesota The Prairie was Quiet.
Norman Lear a Personal Award for All in the Family.
London Weekend Television Upstairs, Downstairs.
Metropolitan Opera Association, New York, New York Live from the Met.
MTM Enterprises The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Multimedia Program Productions, Cincinnati, Ohio Joshua's Confusion.
National Public Radio Crossroads, Sea Island Sketches.
NBC Television Tut: The Boy King.
NBC Television, Arthur Rankin, and Jules Bass The Hobbit.
Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York A Good Dissonance Like a Man.
Thirteen/WNET, New York, NY Police Tapes.
WBTV, Charlotte, North Carolina The Rowe String Quartet Plays on Your Imagination.
WCBS-TV, New York, New York Camera Three.
WETA-TV, Arlington, Virginia, and Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York MacNeil/Lehrer Report.
WHA Radio, Madison, Wisconsin Earplay.
WHLN Radio, Harlan, Kentucky Coverage of the April Flood.
WNBC-TV, New York, New York F.I.N.D. Investigative Reports.
WNBC-TV, New York, New York Buyline: Betty Furness.
WPIX-TV, New York, New York The Lifer's Group, I Am My Brother's Keeper.
WXYZ Radio, Detroit, Michigan Winter's Fear: The Children, The Killer, The Search.

1978[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Television and Four D Productions/Trisene Corporation Barney Miller.
Baptist Radio and TV Commission, Fort Worth, Texas A River to the Sea.
CBS News The Battle for South Africa.
CBS News 30 Minutes.
CBS Radio News CBS World News Roundup.
CBS Television and MTM Productions Lou Grant.
CBS Television and Tomorrow Entertainment/Medcom Company The Body Human: The Vital Connection.
Henson Associates, New York, New York The Muppet Show.
Bob Keeshan, CBS Television a Personal Award.
KGO-TV, San Francisco, California Old Age: Do Not Go Gentle
KHET-TV, Honolulu, Hawaii Damien.
KQED-TV, San Francisco, California Over Easy.
Charles Kuralt, CBS News a Personal Award for On the Road.
National Public Radio Dialogues on a Tightrope: An Italian Mosaic.
The National Radio Theatre of Chicago Chicago Radio Theatre.
NBC Radio and the Jewish Theological Seminary The Eternal Light.
NBC Radio Network Second Sunday.
NBC Television and Survival Anglia Ltd./World Wildlife Fund Mysterious Castles of Clay.
NBC Television and Titus Productions Holocaust.
Newsweek Broadcasting, New York, New York Cartoon-A-Torial.
Richard S. Salant, New York, NY a Personal Award.
WABE-FM, Atlanta, Georgia The Eyewitness Who Wasn't.
WAVE-TV, Louisville, Kentucky Whose Child is This?
WDVM-TV, Washington, D.C. Your Health and Your Wallet.
WDVM-TV, Washington, D.C. Race War in Rhodesia.
WENH-TV, Durham, New Hampshire Arts in New Hampshire.
WMUK Radio, Kalamazoo, Michigan Live Radio Dramas.
WOCB Radio, West Yarmouth, Massachusetts The Last Voyage of the 'Cap'n Bill'.
WQED-TV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

1979[edit]

Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC Television Valentine.
ABC Television Friendly Fire.
ABC Television A Special Gift (An ABC Afterschool Special).
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The Longest Journey.
CBS Entertainment Dummy.
CBS News CBS News Sunday Morning.
CBS News The Boston Goes to China.
Children's Radio Theatre, Washington, D.C. Henny Penny Playwrighting Contest.
Sylvia Fine Kaye, Beverly Hills, California a Personal Award for Musical Comedy Tonight.
KNXT-TV, Los Angeles, California Down at the Dunbar.
KOOL-TV, Phoenix, Arizona The Long Eyes of Kitt Peak.
KRON-TV, San Francisco, California Politics of Prison.
KSJN and Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, Minnesota The Way to 8-A.
KTVI-TV, St. Louis, Missouri The Adventures of Whistling Sam.
Roger Mudd, CBS News a Personal Award for Teddy.
NBC Television When Hell was in Session.
NBC Television and the BBC Treasures of the British Crown.
Robert Trout, ABC News a Personal Award.
WCBS Radio, New York, New York Follow That Cab: The Great Taxi Rip-off.
WGBH Radio, Boston, Massachusetts Currier Bell, Esquire.
WGBH Radio, Boston, Massachusetts World.
WMAQ-TV, Chicago, Illinois Strip and Search.
WTTW/Chicago Public Television, Chicago, Illinois Miles To Go Before We Sleep.