Winner 1962


Official Films, Inc.

Official Films’ Biography, through television, motion pictures, and moving commentary by Mike Wallace, lets viewers see at close range the great and famous men and women who helped shape and alter the 20th century. Churchill, Roosevelt, Hitler already have moved across the TV stage. So have such lesser luminaries as Will Rogers, Knute Rockne, Clarence Darrow, and Amelia Earhart. Others are to come. Official Films, producer David Wolper, and the directors show special gifts in revealing the influences and factors that shaped these famous lives and our destinies. These are portraits of absorbing interest and superb educational values. In recognition, a Peabody Award for television education.

Photo: Earl Sandmeyer presenting Mike Wallace with the Peabody Award. Photo courtesy of April Sandmeyer.